“Most people in the non-Muslim world tend to equate a Church, temple, synagogue and other houses of worship as rough analogues of each other.” Are they all equal? What is the Islamic view of the mosque? Sam Solomon, an expert on Islamic jurisprudence and convert to Christianity, discusses these issues:
Sam Solomon sounds knowledgeable in ways I can’t confirm (e.g. Arabic recitation of the Quran). Are Sam Solomon’s claims to being a Muslim jurist legitimate? Where was he trained in Islamic law? Where in the Middle East did he teach as a professor? What country sentenced him to death? Is he really a consultant to British parliamentarians?
There are some things that raise red flags: (1) Lack of detail; (2) Sam Solomon declined to recite the Islamic Creed when asked (27:21); (3) He says that “love” does not occur positively in the Quran (39:19ff.). Is that true? If so, what about the following passages in the Quran: 11:90; 30:21; 85:14? What about one of the Islamic name of Allah, El-Wadud, “Ever-loving”?
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