Answering Islam - A Christian-Muslim dialog

  • Wake-Up Call

    The global Corona pandemic has profoundly shaken the world and many are wondering, “Is this a wake-up call?” Politicians and economists struggle with the financial melt-down. Massive numbers have been laid off. Ordinary people, particularly the less fortunate, are desperately worried about getting food and paying for shelter. The one concern all humans share in common is: we don't want to get the virus. Underlying the many drastic measures being taken to avoid infection is a deep fear of dying. Ugo Betty made a simple statement in his book, Struggle to Dawn, “Every tiny part of us cries out against the idea of dying and hopes to live forever.”
  • COVID-19: Context and Christ

    These were the world wide statistics regarding the Coronavirus as of 11 April 2020: COVID-19 cases: 1,710,581 Deaths: 103,512. Recovered: 382,053. One third of the global population were under coronavirus lockdown. Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister spent three nights in intensive care with COVID-19. In times of such unprecedented crisis it is important to add context to these shocking data. This article is looking at the bigger picture and at some aspects of what the religions of Islam and Christianity have to say in the current crisis. Finally, it is examining Christ’s prophecies and remedies for it. They help us to cope successfully in the current situation.
  • Contagious Coronavirus: Fear and Hope

    The Coronavirus has spread to more than a hundred countries. Some experts believe “we are very likely heading toward the pandemic of the century.” Fear is spreading even faster than coronavirus, especially in Iran where the official numbers of infections and deaths have been massively suppressed. An Iranian reporter describes the prevailing emotions, saying, “Iranian officials have actually managed to aggravate the public panic they wanted to avoid — and have undermined their own legitimacy in the process. People are terrified...” China and Iran are the two epicentres of the pandemic. In both cases authoritarian leaders tried to suppressed the truth. But as Solomon once said, “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.”

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