Land of Israel and Jewish heritage – 13

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

A series from the book written by Naveed Anjum

Isaac was the blessed one

As I mentioned earlier, I will follow the Qur’an and Islamic traditions in all matters. Since Muslims accept the Qur’an and Islamic resources, I will discuss the Continue reading

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage – 12

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

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Arrival of Abraham in Canaan, cont’d

Who Were The Canaanites When Abraham Arrived?

At this point in our study, Abraham is but a stranger in his promised land. Following earth’s partitioning amongst the sons of Noah, each headed toward his Continue reading

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage – 11

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

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Arrival of Abraham in Canaan, cont’d

In Mesopotamia as in Aramnaharaim, Abraham had observed its inhabitants eating, drinking, and acting wantonly and thought: “O that my portion may not be Continue reading

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage – 10

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

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Arrival of Abraham in Canaan, cont’d

We can discern another fact from reading the above Qur’anic verse. Whenever God discusses the Holy land, He associates with it the names of Isaac and Continue reading

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Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

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Arrival of Abraham in Canaan, cont’d

Harun Yahya, the renowned Islamic scholar gives observation on this immigration event in his book on Prophet Abraham and Prophet Lot as: Continue reading

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage – 8

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

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Arrival of Abraham in Canaan

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are sometimes referred to as the “Abrahamic religions” because of the progenitor role that Abraham plays in their holy books. Continue reading

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Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

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Qur’anic stories and Israiliyat, cont’d

Hadiths and Source Documents, cont’d

The historical explanation of Israliyyat is necessary, because the rest of the discussion explicitly depends on an understanding of Israliyyat—especially when Continue reading

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage – 6

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

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Qur’anic stories and Israiliyat, cont’d

Hadiths and Source Documents, cont’d

Mufti Muhammad Shafi says of Isra’iliyat:

Judaica or Isra’iliyyat are narratives, which have reached us through Jews and Christians. It may be noted that the early commentators used to Continue reading

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage – 5

Land of Israel and Jewish heritage

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Qur’anic stories and Israiliyat, cont’d

Hadiths and Source Documents, cont’d

Besides Joseph and Job, another example is given where Jewish sources help complete the story referenced in the Qur’an. Continue reading