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Not In Jesus’ Name – Paul’s Christianity?

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Was Paul a faithful follower of Jesus, or the inventor of a new religion? This may seem like a provocative question as it’s taken for granted that following one automatically means you are following the other. As we are going to analyse, this couldn’t be further from the truth as they both taught very different things […]

He Died For Our Sins – Was Jesus Really Crucified?

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Throughout history, heroic tales of self-sacrifice have always appealed to mankind. The notion of Jesus sacrificing himself to redeem us is a noble one, and undoubtedly is an aspect of Christianity that resonates deeply with its followers. Although it’s an emotional and perhaps beautiful notion, is it true, was Jesus really crucified?

Does Islam Need A Reformation?

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Does Islam Need A Reformation? “These people that say Islam needs a reformation have never read Christian history, this [ISIS] is the reformation. What we need is a Council of Trent, we need a counter-reformation. These [ISIS] are the reformists; this is the fruits of reformation.” [1] TABLE OF CONTENTS • INTRODUCTION • ISLAM AND […]

Tackling Extremism: Is Islam the Cause or Solution?

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Tackling Extremism: Is Islam the Cause or Solution? “Extremism in defence of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” [Malcolm X, Oxford Union, 1964] The word extremism does not have an intrinsic moral value. It is neither good nor bad. The application of the word in various contexts facilitates our […]

Divine Singularity: How Do We Know God Is One?

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Divine Singularity: How Do We Know God Is One? By Hamza Andreas Tzortzis (Last updated 30 September 2015) “Islam’s creative gift to mankind is monotheism, and we surely dare not throw this gift away.” Arnold Toynbee Islam is a way of life that has a simple yet profound theme permeating all aspects of its worldview. […]

Personal Experiences Impact Development of Religious Beliefs

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By Nashwa Bawab via The Daily Texan Photo Credit: Andy Nguyen Many people form their religious beliefs — or choose not to believe in any higher power at all — based primarily on their life experiences, Fahad Tasleem, a sheikh and public speaker, said in an on-campus lecture Thursday. In the lecture, which the Muslim Student […]

Is Islam Compatible with British Values?

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Is Islam Compatible with British Values? Sometimes responding to a question with another question opens the window of opportunity to find the right answer: What are British values? This however, is a tricky question to answer. There is no “Divine” revelation or a set “Moses tablets” that we can refer to in order to aid […]