The Dark Side of Islam

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Is Islam a religion of peace or of violence?

Islam is a religion we can no longer afford to ignore. It is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. Newspapers and television news regularly bring stories from the Middle East, but more importantly, the Muslim world has come to us. Between 5 and 7 million Muslims currently live in America, and that number is growing.

Recognizing the importance of understanding Islam, R. C. Sproul and ...

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Overview

Is Islam a religion of peace or of violence?

Islam is a religion we can no longer afford to ignore. It is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. Newspapers and television news regularly bring stories from the Middle East, but more importantly, the Muslim world has come to us. Between 5 and 7 million Muslims currently live in America, and that number is growing.

Recognizing the importance of understanding Islam, R. C. Sproul and Abdul Saleeb had a series of conversations about how Islam differs from the Christian faith, and those conversations became the basis for this book. As a convert from Islam, Saleeb has spent many years studying Islam and Christianity. With Dr. Sproul he focuses on four basic areas in which Islam rejects the very foundations on which Christianity is built:

  • the nature and authority of the Bible
  • the nature of God
  • the character of humankind
  • the deity and sacrificial death of Christ

Sproul and Saleeb will help you understand Islam better and give you an intellectual basis for answering the Muslim faith-perhaps when interacting with Muslims in your own neighborhood or city. In addition to discussing the differences between Islam and Christianity, Saleeb gives his own perspective on the "dark side" of Islam in light of violence perpetrated by Muslim extremists in recent years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581344417
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 791,972
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

R. C. Sproul (Drs, Free University of Amsterdam) serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries. He has taught at numerous colleges and seminaries, has written over seventy books, and is featured daily on Renewing Your Mind, an international radio broadcast.

ABDUL SALEEB (pseudonym) was born and raised in a Muslim country in the Middle East. While a student in Europe, Saleeb wrestled for months with the claims of Christ and eventually converted to Christianity. He is the coauthor of Answering Islam and is a Christian missionary to Muslims in the United States.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 Islam and Christianity on Scripture 15
2 Islam and Christianity on the Fatherhood of God 25
3 Islam and Christianity on the Trinity 35
4 Islam and Christianity on Sin 45
5 Islam and Christianity on Salvation 55
6 Islam and Christianity on the Death of Christ 65
7 Islam and Christianity on the Deity of Christ 73
8 The Dark Side of Islam 83
Notes 101
General Index 105
Scripture Index 109
Qur'anic References Index 111
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2011

    Excellent book

    This book contrasts the differing beliefs between Christianity and Islam. The title of the book comes from the last chapter, which refers to how some terrorist groups use Islam to justify their actions. This book is not trying to promote hatred against Muslims; on the contrary, as the authors state in the book more than once. This book should be read by Christians and Muslims to better understand the beliefs of each religion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    CONVERSION FOR PROFIT

    Anyone who converts is basically doing so for economic reasons, otherwise what is the difference in any of the three religions? They each pray to the same God, each have rituals to follow, each believe their God is the only true God, and each chant peace while killing dissenters. Mr. Saleeb is just another 'mick on the make' attempting to jump into a rather crowded circle of converts to catch the golden ring, for financial gain. If you can convert you can revert--so who can trust what he says? I am sure God would not trust a person who appears to be shopping for an acceptable God. He apparently has no loyalty to the land of his birth and the people whence he came from!! The path to God 'whatever they call him 'Allah, Lord or Yahweh'lies in one's heart and should not be for sale or conversion!!!

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