On the Salaam Project website are seven hard questions that people often ask. I am planning to post one per month for the next seven months. I look forward to your responses.
Are All Muslims out to Dominate the World and Impose Sharia Law on the Rest of the Population of Countries Like Canada and the United States?
Most Muslims who immigrate to the USA and Canada are moderates who want to adapt to their new homes and countries. Let’s be good neighbors and offer them hospitality rather than fear them.
There is a fair bit of debate about this issue. This methodology came about in an effort to help Muslims remain in their families and communities in order to be a gospel witness right where they live.
How Does Persecution of Christians in the Middle East Affect How We Relate to Muslims in North America?
This issue came up recently in an email requesting a “no” vote on a school board question that would open up a place for Muslims to pray in a public school.
When is a war defined as just in Christian and Islamic theology? How can Christian traditions of pacifism lead us today in resolving current conflicts?
A Muslim could engage a Christian or a Christian could engage a Muslim to become "dialogue partners" in order to eliminate prejudices, to come to understand the other, and possibly embrace their religion. But are the terms of the engagement as simple as meets the untrained eye? I would suggest absolutely not.
Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi surveyed 100 randomly selected mosques across the United States. In a nutshell, the study documented strong correlations between advocacy of violent jihad and the presence of materials advocating such.
As we encounter Muslim believers it would be wise to understand the Islamic doctrine of al-walāʾ wa-l-barāʾ. We briefly examine four scenarios in how this doctrine works out in real life. Challenges to Muslims and Christians are detailed as well.
Rev. Mark Durie posted an explanation on Feb 21/2015 of the ISIS video that accompanied the slaughter of their Coptic victims.
Muslims were unashamed of telling the Christians exactly what Islam wants and what it thinks every human needs but were doing it in language that sounded Christian at first glance.
Let us examine Accad's attempt towards a "balanced approach" and look at what he calls his SEKAP scheme. We will look at the strengths and weaknesses of his overall approach as well as his overall recommendations.
For a Muslim, who by definition has Allah of Islam as his/her God, then that very person's actions would flow out of the character of this Deity. If we want to understand our Muslim neighbors, far and near, this might be of some use.