02. KORANIC ROOTS OF THE SHARIA
Author: Abd al-Masih
Background material for followup among Muslim background followers of Jesus. It reveals the Koranic verses that have shaped the Muslim Sharia law.
This course contains the following 7 BOOKLETS:
An overview on the development of the Sharia out of the Koran, its amendment by the conduct and sayings of Muhammad (Sunna) and the emergence of different schools of law: four in Sunni Islam and one in Shii Islam.
Since the earliest times of his prophetic career prayer played an important role in the life of Muhammad. How do the commandments in the Koran on the worship of Allah through prayer determine how Muslims perform their ritual prayers today? When, what and in what directions must Muslim prayers be performed? How is Muslim prayer different from Christian prayer?
An overview on the many Koranic verses that command Muslims to give part of their money for Muhammad and Islam. How much do Muslims have to donate and how are the donations used? This is the hidden agenda behind the financing of the renaissance of Islam since 1973.
The Koran contains around 100 verses that command Muslims not only to endeavor for Allah (Jihad) but also to fight and kill for Allah (Qital). Here you find an overview on these verses. One of them says: "Kill them, wherever you find them!" How does this differ from the message of Christ?
What does the Koran say about the position of women in Islam? What Koranic verses determine the Muslim Sharia law on marriage and divorce in Islam? The often legalistic statements of the Koran on this topic have produced the grim reality of women in Islam up till today. How does the love of Christ according to the Gospel change the relationship between husband and wife as opposed to the prescriptions of Muslim Sharia?
The later part of the Koran contains many verses that form the basis of the Muslim Sharia on business transactions. As a result, how do Muslims view contracts with other Muslims as opposed to Non-Muslims? Why are oaths so important in Muslim business deals and what happens according to the Koran if such oaths are broken? Are Muslims allowed to take interest on money lent to others? How does the fundamental attitude of Christ to money differ from that of the Koran? Find out by reading this booklet.
No law can work without threatening punishments. What are the crimes that are punishable according the the Sharia? What verses of the Koran are the basis for the often draconic punishments fixed for these crimes? How are these prescriptions applied by modern Muslim schools of jurisprudence? How does all this differ from the teaching of Christ? Find out by reading this booklet.