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There are two people who are never satisfied, the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.
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Quran 41, 34

Are not [surely] equal good and evil [deeds]. Repel [evil] with something better [good], and behold, [you will see that] the one who [was once your] enemy has become you dearest friend. (Quran 41, 34)   Arabic وَلا تَستَوِي الحَسَنَةُ وَلَا السَّيِّئَةُ ۚ ادفَع بِالَّتي هِيَ أَحسَنُ فَإِذَا الَّذي بَينَكَ وَبَينَهُ عَداوَةٌ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِيٌّ حَميمٌ…

Surah 2 – Al Baqarah – The Cow

It is the longest chapter of the Quran and covers a wide variety of topics, including a considerable amount of laws and narratives. Biblical episodes include the story of Adam and the fallen Angel Satan, Abraham, Moses and other prophets and patriarchs. An important theme is the “Straight Path”, meaning the directions that GOD through…

The World’s foundation stone

The Foundation Stone (in Hebrew: אבן השתייה “ha-Shtiyya” or סֶּלַע Selā‛, in Arabic: الصخرة al-Sakhrah al-Musharrafah “The Noble Rock”) is the name of the rock at the centre of the Dome of the Rock in the Temple of Jerusalem. This solid and compact rock of enormous dimensions has a small opening in the southeast corner…

The oral tradition: Sunnah and Hadith

Sunnah (sunnah, سنة, plural سنن sunan) is the verbally transmitted record of the teachings, deeds and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as various reports about Muhammad’s companions. The Quran and the Sunnah make up the two primary sources of Islamic theology and law. The Sunnah is also defined as “a path, a…

The reasons why I won’t Baptize nor Circumcise my son at birt

Baptism and circumcision (in hebrew brit milah “covenant of circumcision” בְּרִית מִילָה ) are nowadays considered by most believers to be a mandatory passage, almost a gateway to access the Kingdom of GOD, but what do the Holy Scriptures really say about it? Two of the greatest Patriarchs, Adam and Noah, were not circumcised, nor…

The Third and Last Temple of Jerusalem

The Third Temple (Hebrew: בית המקדש השלישי‎, Beit haMikdash haShlishi, literally: “The Holy Third House“) would be the third Temple in Jerusalem, after the rebuilt of the first (Solomon’s Temple) and Second Temple. It will be the Temple of the “One GOD” of Jewish people and mentioned in Holy Texts of the Abramitic Religions. Prophesied…

Bahira: The Christian Monk who recognized the prophecy in Mohammed

Bahira (Arabic: بحيرى‎, Classical Syriac: ܒܚܝܪܐ‎), or Sergius the Monk to the Latin West, was an Arab Ebionite, Nestorian or possibly gnostic nazir monk who, according to Islamic tradition, foretold to the adolescent Muhammad his future as a prophet. His name derives from the Syriac bḥīrā, meaning “tested (by GOD) and approved”. Islamic tradition The…

Sura 1 – Al Fatiha – The Opening

Chapter (1) sūrat l-fātiḥah (The Opening)   (Capitolo-Verso-Paola) Translitteration Translation Arabic word Syntax and morphology (1:1:1) bis’mi In (the) name بِسْمِ P – prefixed preposition bi N – genitive masculine noun جار ومجرور (1:1:2) l-lahi (of) GOD, ٱللَّٰهِ PN – genitive proper noun → GOD (Arabic: ALLAH) لفظ الجلالة مجرور (1:1:3) l-raḥmāni the Most Gracious,…

Mary mother of Jesus: Quoted more times in the Quran than the New Testament

Mary (in Hebrew: מרים, Myrhiàm; Aramaic: Maryām; Greek: Μαριάμ Mariam, Μαρία / Μαρίη María; Arabic: مريم, Maryam), also called Mary of Nazareth, is the virgin mother of Jesus. Venerated both by Christians (for the Orthodox, Θεοτόκος Theotókos), its sanctity is however also recognized by the Anglican Communion, the Protestant confessions (Lutheran), but also substantially in…

Amen: Behind the word and meaning

The word amen or ameen (in Hebrew אָמֵן, Greek ἀμήν, Arabic آمِينَ) can be traslated with “truth” or “truly”. The specific Hebrew word amen (’amen ) appears to be derived from a related verb ’aman , which means “he confirmed, supported, or upheld.” This verb is also associated with the Hebrew word for truth (’emet…

Praise be to GOD: Alleluia and AlhamduLILLAH

Praise be to GOD is used to express happiness or relief when something good happen. (example: “You made it here safely. Praise be to GOD). Jews, Christians and Muslims have a very similar yet very different traditions, in all three Faiths the expression is very weel known. Jew and Christian Tradition: Hallelujah is an English…

20 Prophets that everybody should know

The Prophet is an individual regarded as being in contact with a Divine Being and said to speak on that Entity’s behalf, serving as an intermediary with humanity by delivering messages or teachings from the supernatural source to other people. The Message that the Prophet conveys is called a prophecy, which transports a Message beyond…

Melchizedek: King of righteousness

Melchizedek, Melkisetek, or Malki Tzedek (/mɛlˈkɪzədɛk/; Hebrew: מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶֿק‬ malkī-ṣeḏeq, “king of righteousness”), was the King of Salem and priest of El Elyon (“GOD Most High”) mentioned in the 14th chapter of the Book of Genesis. He brings out bread and wine and blesses Abram and El Elyon, Elohim. Chazalic literature—specifically Targum Jonathan, Targum Yerushalmi, and…

The Knowledge: ILM علم‎

Ilm (Arabic: علم‎ “knowledge”) is the Arabic term for knowledge. However central the idea of ‘ilm to Islamic intellectual culture, it was an essentialist concept, assumed to be a fixed and identifiable (if undefined) object or fact. It has a much wider connotation than its synonyms in English and other western languages. “Knowledge” does not…

The Golden Gate of the Holy City of Jerusalem

The Golden Gate, is the only eastern gate of the Temple Mount and one of only two that used to offer access into the city from that side. It has been walled up since medieval times. The date of its construction is disputed and no archaeological work is allowed at the gatehouse, but opinions are…

Kotel: Western Wall

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel (Hebrew: הַכֹּתֶל הַמַּעֲרָבִי‎, translit.: HaKotel HaMa’aravi; Ashkenazic pronunciation: HaKosel HaMa’arovi; Arabic: حائط البراق‎‎, translit.: Ḥā’iṭ al-Burāq, translat.: the Buraq Wall, or Arabic: المبكى‎‎ al-Mabkā: the Place of Weeping) is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far…

Hajj

The Hajj (Arabic: حَجّ‎‎ Ḥaǧǧ “pilgrimage”) is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the most holy city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their…

Jerusalem: The Holy City

Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם‎  Yerushalayim; Arabic: القُدس‎‎  al-Quds [“The Holy”]) is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as the State of Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there while the State of…

Adhān: A Call for Prayer

The adhan (Arabic: أَذَان‎‎) (also called in Turkish: Ezan) is the Islamic call to worship, recited by the muezzin (the person appointed at a mosque to lead and recite the call and worship in the mosque) at prescribed times of the day. The root of the word is ʾadhina أَذِنَ meaning “to listen, to hear,…

The Guide for the Perplexed

The Guide for the Perplexed (Hebrew: מורה נבוכים, Moreh Nevukhim; Arabic: دلالة الحائرين, dalālat al-ḥā’irīn, דלאל̈ה אלחאירין) is one of the three major works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, primarily known either as Maimonides, in the West, or by the acronym Rambam (Hebrew: רמב”ם‎‎ – for “Rabbeynu Mosheh Ben Maimon“, “Our Rabbi Moses Son of…

Temple Mount

The Temple Mount (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת‎‎, Har HaBáyit, “Mount of the House [of GOD, i.e. the Temple]”), known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif (Arabic: الحرم الشريف‎‎, al-Ḥaram al-Šarīf, “the Noble Sanctuary”, or الحرم القدسي الشريف, al-Ḥaram al-Qudsī al-Šarīf, “the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem”), a hill located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the…

Islamic view of Angels

Belief in Angels (Arabic: ملائكة‎‎ malāʾikah; singular: ملاك or مَلَكْ malāk) is one of the six Articles of Faith in Islam. They are regarded as celestial beings who, unlike men, are not endowed with ability to make decisions and instead perform different tasks of GOD. The imagination of Angels in Islam developed from the Quran…

Mount Zion

Zion (Hebrew: צִיּוֹן‎‎ Tsiyyon), also transliterated Sion, or Sayon, Syon, Tzion and Tsion, is a place name often used as a synonym for Jerusalem. The word is first found in 2 Samuel 5:7 which dates from c.630–540 BC according to modern scholarship. It commonly referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which…

Misanthropy

Misanthropy is the general hatred, distrust or contempt of the human species or human nature. A misanthrope or misanthropist is someone who holds such views or feelings. The word’s origin is from the Greek words μῖσος (misos, “hatred”) and ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, “man, human”). The condition is often confused with asociality. A misanthrope is a person…

Bible translations

The Bible has been translated into many languages from the originals biblical languages: mainly Hebrew but also some Books in Aramaic for the Old Testament (Tanakh) and Greek for the New Testament (Septuaginta, LXX) The Latin version (translated from Greek to Latin) Vulgate was dominant in Western Christianity through the Middle Ages. Since then, the…

Abrahamic Religions: Similarity & Comparision

Abrahamic Religions counts 3.4 billion believers in today’s World (more then 50% of the entire population) and are spread widely around the World apart from the regions around East and Southeast Asia. Those monotheistic religions of West Asian origin, emphasizing and tracing their common origin to the Patriarch Abraham and mostrly of their Holy Scriptures…

Number 7 in Holy Scriptures

Seven is one of the greatest power numbers in the Abrahamic Religion startion with Judaism, representing Creation, good fortune, and blessing. A Hebrew word for luck, gad, equals seven in gematria. Another Hebrew word for luck, mazal, equals 77. The Bible is replete with things grouped in sevens. Besides the Creation and the exalted status…

YHWH: The Biblical Tetragrammaton

Related Posts: GOD – ADONAI – ALLAH The tetragrammaton (from Greek Τετραγράμματον, meaning “[consisting of] four letters”) is the four Hebrew letters יהוה‎, commonly transliterated into Latin letters as YHWH. It is one of the names of GOD used in the Bible. The name may be derived from a verb that means “to be”, “to…

Abraham

Abraham (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם, Avraham ; Arabic: إبراهيم‎‎, Ibrāhīm), originally Abram, is the Patriarch of the Abramitic Religion (and first of the three Patriarchs of Judaism). His story features in the Holy Books of all the Abrahamic religions and Abraham plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The biblical…

Messiah

In Abrahamic religions, the Messiah (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ‎, translit. Māšîaḥ‎), Christ (Greek: Χριστός, translit. Khristós), or Al-Masih (Arabic: المسيح‎‎, ISO 233: mahdī) is the one chosen to lead the World and thereby save it. The concepts of Moshiach, Messianism, and Messianic Age grew from Isaiah’s writings (4:2 & ch 11) during the latter half of the 8th…

Messianic Age

The Messianic Age (sometimes refered as Golden Age)is a theological term referring to a future time of universal peace and brotherhood on the Earth, without crime, war and poverty. Many religions (including all the Abrahamic Religions) believe that there will be such an Age; some refer to it as the consummate “Kingdom of GOD”, “Paradise…

GOD

Related Articles: ALLAH ADONAI YHWH In monotheism, GOD is conceived of as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith. The concept of GOD, as described by most theologians, includes the attributes of omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), divine simplicity, and as having an eternal and necessary existence. Many theologians also…

ALLAH

ALLAH (in Arabic: الله‎) is the Arabic word referring to GOD in Abrahamic religions. The word is thought to be derived by contraction from al-ilāh, which means “the god”, and is related to El and Elohim, the Hebrew words for GOD. The word has been also used by Arabs of different religions since pre-Islamic times. It is now mainly used…

Jesus

Jesus (from Greek: Ἰησοῦς, translit. Iesous; Hebrew: ישוע‎, translit. Yēšū́aʿ, lit. ‘Yeshua; “YHWH saves”‎; c. 4 BC – c. AD 30), also referred to as Jesus Christ, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who has become the central figure of Christianity. Christians believe him to be the Son of GOD and the awaited Messiah…

Mahdi

In Islamic eschatology, the Mahdi (Arabic: مهدي‎‎: Mahdī “Guided one” [by GOD]) is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule for five, seven, nine, or nineteen years (according to differing interpretations) before the Day of Judgement (yawm al-qiyamah, literally, the Day of Resurrection) and will rid the World of evil. There is no explicit…

Holy Scriptures

Religious texts, also known as Scripture, Scriptures, Holy Writ, or Holy Books, are the Texts which various Religious traditions consider to be sacred, or central to their religious tradition. Many religions and spiritual movements believe that their sacred texts are divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. History of religious texts The oldest known religious text…

Islam

Islam (Arabic: الإسلام‎, al-ʾIslām) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based upon the Qur’an, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim Word of GOD (in Arabic language: ALLAH), and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah, composed of accounts called Hadith) of Muhammad…

Quran

The Quran (Arabic: القرآن‎ al-qur’ān, literally meaning “the Recitation”; also romanized Qurʾan or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from GOD (Arabic: الله‎, ALLAH). It is widely regarded as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language. Quranic chapters are called suras and verses, ayahs….

Apocryphal Scriptures

Apocrypha are works, usually written works, that are of unknown authorship, or of doubtful authenticity, or spurious, or not considered to be within a particular canon. The word is properly treated as a plural, but in common usage is often singular. In the context of the Jewish and Christian Bibles, where most texts are of…

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