Ancient History, History, Medieval History

The Church of the Resurrection, part 3

The previous post made a passing reference to the building of the Dome of the Rock which still sits on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The construction of this shrine and the remaking of the Temple Mount as a Muslim holy site is significant enough that we should consider it before continuing the story of… Continue reading The Church of the Resurrection, part 3

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Islam, Things We Shouldn't Discuss

Three things most Christians do not know about the Qur’an

I am currently reading Abdullah Yusuf Ali's 1935 English translation of the Qur'an which is considered the "Authorized" English translation. To the Muslim, any translation of the Qur'an falls short because Muslims believe that the Qur'an is inspired only in Arabic. Any translation is a poor reflection of it, but since I cannot read Arabic,… Continue reading Three things most Christians do not know about the Qur’an