I go cruising at KL sauna/spas and the two cruising Lake parks in Kelana Jaya and Tasik Permaisuri in Cheras. I like to describe it as “thriving but we have to keep up with appearances”.In this sense, I am only “out” with my close friends. Of course in urban areas such as KL, gay men and women can be as out as they want.Lately there has been a whole lot of teachers getting on the Antichrist will come from Islam and that Islam is the Beast world system bandwagon.Apparently painting Antichrist horns on the obvious evil system of our time sells books but is is good theology?Among our most prominent scholars who developed the study of Islam at Hartford Seminary was Duncan Black Macdonald, in whose honor the Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations would later be named.As Islam continues to play an increasingly prominent role in American religious life with estimates of the numbers of Muslim Americans ranging from 4 to 8 million while steadily growing, as well as the world becoming closer due to globalization, new modes of transportation, and instant communication the need for mutual understanding has become ever more crucial.Scrolling three-fourths of the way down the link, the readers can see an Islamic scholar holding up sample rods that husbands may use to hit their wives. Unfortunately, the male Middle Eastern scholar is far closer to the truth than the American female Muslim activist and apologist (defender), for Sura in the Quran indeed permits husbands to hit their wives, though the verse says nothing about rods.
To demonstrate how domestic violence is embedded in the Quran, this article follows a specific method of exegesis (detailed analysis of a text) in four stages.
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Islam as an “Abrahamic Faith” – Basic Beliefs and History Islam shares Abraham (or Ibrahim) with Judaism and Christianity as its spiritual ancestor.
Introduction Links and Resources on Islam Basic Beliefs and History Geography and the numbers of Muslims Muslims in America Variations within Islam Islamic Law Islamic Economics Islamic Dress Islam and Modernization The Muslim World’s Relations with the U. Angels Jesus’ Death Finality of Prophethood Non-Abrahamic Faiths Prayer and Intersession Giving Scripture and Tradition Jihad and Martyrdom The Crusades and Christian-Muslim Relations Islam and Women Ramadan Role of the prophet Muhammad in Islam The significance of the Qur’an and Hadith Sufism, or Islamic Mysticism Sunni and Shi’ite traditions Ramadan and the two Eids Introduction Hartford Seminary has been at the forefront in realizing the significance of studying the Muslim world and forming connections with adherents of the faith, the fastest growing religion in the world and a civilization dating over 1400 years.
Hartford Seminary pioneered efforts in the late 1800s to dedicating the first of its kind programs to the study of the Arabic language and the Islamic tradition.