evaluative study of the Bahira story in the Muslim and Christian traditions

by Abdulahad Malky Shabo

Publisher: University of Birmingham in Birmingham

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Globally, many Muslims report not feeling respected by those in the West. Significant percentages of several Western countries share this sentiment, saying that the West does not respect Muslim societies. Specifically, 52% of Americans and 48% of Canadians say the West does not respect Muslim societies. Smaller percentages of Italian, French, German, and British respondents agree. In a story that resembles that of Samuel in the Old Testament and others of that genre, it was on a trading expedition to Syria, when Muhammad was only nine years old, that a Christian monk named Bahira recognized him as “the Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds.”. Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam: Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World: Christian Masculinity: Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Christian Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter. about the ideology of Islam from its ultimate sources. Story-telling Facts are hard to remember, stories are easy to remember. The most important story in Islam is the life of Mohammed. Once you know the story of Mohammed, all of Islam is easy to understand. Systemic Knowledge The easiest way to study Islam is to first see the whole picture.

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An evaluative study of the Bahira story in the Muslim and Christian traditions This edition published in by University of Birmingham in Birmingham.

Accordingly, through centering and capitalizing on this story, none [Muslim or non-Muslim] should decide a question or make any definitive judgment or deliberation about a boy of only nine to twelve years of age who is unlettered and has gathered a vast knowledge of the old scriptures within the period of a meal—a few hours—and who, on that basis, later proclaims himself as a prophet.

In response to Muslim triumphalist propaganda, it portrays Islam's political power as predestined but finite and unrelated to its religious message. This feature sets the legend apart from similar Christian accounts of the origin of Islam, East and West, which are reviewed in this study as by: 9.

Muhammad and the Monk: The Making of the Christian Bahira Legend. From the eighth century onwards, Christians living under Islam have produced numerous apologetic and polemical works, aimed at proving the continuing validity of Christianity.

Among these is the. Chapter Report of Bahira the Monk Bahira the monk was also among to those who knew the name, characteristics and traits of the Holy Prophet (S) before his advent; along with his name and genealogy. And he was in anticipation of the Prophet’s arrival. also is moved by this confusing practice of the same event: “ after a lengthy discussion of the Bahira story, Shaboo deduces that Muslims tell the story apologetically to prove Muhammad’s Prophet hood while Christians, with Al-Kindi as typical example, refer to the story to disprove exactly that and show Bahira as a heretical.

The caravan passed by a place called Bosra where a Christian monk named Bahira lived in a monastery all by himself. Bahira was well-versed in Christianity and its scripture,but most of all,he was a truth seeker. He previously never paid attention to caravans. The most helpful source I was able to discover was a book by Dr.

Samuel Shahid called The Last Trumpet. 7 He attempts to show that the major concepts of Islamic eschatology were borrowed from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Christian New Testament, and the concepts of Zoroastrianism.

The author is the director of Islamic studies at Southwestern. Despite the embellishment, this story illustrates that the Arabian peninsula was home to Christian, Jewish, and pagan traditions prior to the birth of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.

While this tale ends with a peaceful twist, contact between the faiths has more often involved searing conflict. Christian-Muslim Relations in Ghana from through the Present: A Case Study of Nkusukum-Ekumfi-Enyan traditional area of the Central Region.

Abstract: The inception, evangelization and missionary activities of Christianity and Islam in Nkusukum-Ekumfi-Enyan traditional area in the Central Region of Ghana resulted in the. Words, works & wonders or signs are significant in both the Muslim and Christian traditions in different ways.

Words are found in texts – not just holy texts but also in archives such as those at CMCS. This edition also considers the work of Christians living amongst Muslims in.

Consequently, Islam does not have a tradition of pacifism per se, although the Ahmadiyya sect – seen as heretical by other Muslims – comes closest to it, while still accepting that defensive wars may be necessary.

33 There are, however, many Muslim organizations which engage in peace-building, reconciliation and even Non-Violent Resistance. Muhammad himself seems to be influenced from two Christians, a Nestorian, Monk Bahira and an Ebionite Waraqah ibn Nawfal.

Monk Bahira met him when he was 9 or 10 years old in Bosra (Syria), whereas Waraqah was Muhammad's wife Khadija's first cousin and Muhammad's distant uncle from Mecca. Very close family relations were there.

A good discussion of the differences between the god of Islam and the true God of the Bible can be found in the book, Islam, Israel, and the Last Days, by Elishua Davidson (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, ).

See pages The Muslim traditions say that Bahira recognized, through various signs, that Muhammad is a prophet. There are suggestions that Bahira stayed with Muhammad and taught him as alluded to in Surah xvi "Husain the commentator says on this passage that the Prophet was in the habit of going every evening to a Christian to hear the Taurat and Injil.".

The story of Islam in the modern era is a story of remarkable growth. In the yearthe global population of Muslims was million; bythis number had risen to billion.

Even in terms of percentage of world population, the number of Muslims has grown considerably, from approximately percent in to percent in Not quite. Islam perceives itself to be the continuation of revelation which began with Abraham and continued through Jesus of Nazareth until the final prophet, Muhammed.

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According to the earliest Muslim biography, as a young man—years before becoming the prophet of Islam—Muhammad journeyed in a merchant caravan to Syria, and near the city of Busra, a monk named Bahira emerged from his monastery cell to offer food and engage him in conversation.

According to Islamic tradition, Bahira was a Nestorian Christian monk who foretold to the adolescent Muhammad his future prophetic career 1 In the Islamic tradition 2 In Christian polemics 3 Bibliography 4 References The story of Muhammad's encounter with Bahira is found in the works of the early Muslim historians Ibn Hisham, Ibn Sa'd al-Baghdadi, and Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari, whose.

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The first need in presenting Islam to people of a Christian background is to understand what beliefs Christians have. The purpose of this essay is to present the beliefs of the major sects of Christianity in terms of what they are and how they differ from Islamic beliefs.

An analysis of Christian and Islamic sources will form the basis of the study. The three largest Christian denominations are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism (which includes such denominations as Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Baptist).

Islam The second largest religion in today's world is Islam, which originated from the teachings of the 7th century prophet Mohammed. Intellectual historians and students of political thought study religious traditions as coherent, inter-generational, scholarly bodies of thought—the “Islamic” or the “Christian” or the “Confucian” tradition, for example.

These (and others) are all legitimate uses of the concept of religion. This brief survey text tells the story of Islam. Gabriel Said Reynolds organizes his study in three parts, beginning with Muhammad's early life and rise to power, showing the origins and development of the Qur an with a distinctive, if unique, juxtaposition between the Qur'an and biblical literature, and concluding with an overview of modern and fundamentalist narratives of Islam's origin Reviews: The Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations is the country’s oldest center for such study.

The Macdonald Center embodies Hartford Seminary’s long-term commitment — begun in — to the study of Islam and Christianity and the complex relationship between the two religions throughout history and in the modern world.

Start studying History Quiz: Muslim Culture and Life. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The story of Muhammad's encounter with Bahira is found in the works of the early Muslim historians Ibn Hisham, Ibn Sa'd, and al-Tabari, whose versions differ in some details.

When Muhammad was either nine or twelve years old, he met Bahira in the town of Bosra in Syria during his travel with a Meccan caravan, accompanying either Abu Bakr or Ali.Start studying World History Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.