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The Mysteries of Jesus: A Muslim Study of the Origins &
[#1808,0B1, 0953805670,Doctrine of the Christian Church , by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood, PB, 288PP,]

The Mysteries of Jesus:  A Muslim Study of the Origins &

The Mysteries of Jesus:
A Muslim Study of the Origins and Doctrines of the Christian Church (Paperback)

by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
ISBN-10: 0953805670
ISBN-13: 978-0953805679
Paperback 288 Pages
Sakina Books, Oxford, UK

some  EIGHTY GENERATIONS of Christians have gone to the grave believing reasonable confidence that Jesus was the son of God. Twenty five percent of the  world’s Population, we are told, still entertain no doubt on the subject. Many  talk about Jesus with great familiarity and certainty, as if they knew  him Personally, or had witnessed the events of his life.
Some people know  their New Testament so well, and have analysed it so minutely, that they  have been able to erect wonderful descriptive edifices and theories on rather modest foundations If any Christians begin to experience doubt the utmost discquiet ensues, because love of Jesus has always been seen by them as the highest  of all possible callings, and service to him the noblest way of life . The claim with which they have been familiar is that the self- sacrifice of God in the form of Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation

This book is a fascinating read as it delves into Christian and Islamic viewpoints on the Prophet Jesus. The author provides a coherent and logical argument behind why much of the early 'Christian' teachings as taught by Jesus were lost so soon after he had 'left us', and why so much of modern Christian theology is little more than a mish-mash of pagan beliefs and political manoeuvring on the part of the early Christians. A great read for anyone interested in who Jesus really was and the conflicts between the teachings of Jewish Christians (including James, the brother of Jesus), the Trinitarian Christianity of Paul, and the Unitarian Christian as followed in the east at the time.

About the Author: Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Born in London, 1942, as  Rosalyn Rushbrook.

Converted to Islam in 1986. She 'travelled this path in her own search for the truth and an intellectual honesty that was also compatible with the study of the Christian scriptures (both Old and New Testaments). She was converted to Islam originally by her background knowledge of those scriptures, her professional studies as a theologian, and most significantly, by the life and teachings of the Blessed Prophet Jesus himself (pbuh).'

Author of many  books on Islam and other subjects. She gained her honours degree in Theology in 1963, and Post Graduate Teaching Certificate in 1964, with distinctions in theory and practice. Her professional life was spent as Head of Religious Studies at various UK inner city secondary schools, until she retired in 1996, to concentrate on writing and lecturing. 
She has  devoted her time to writing on Islam and doing dawah work to both Christian and Muslim audiences. She regularly addresses school and church groups, and has a keen interest in presenting Islam as a world faith, especially raising the awareness of Muslims in the traditional Islamic societies of the western and northern hemisphere converts to Islam (with cultural backgrounds totally different from Muslims of the Middle East and equatorial countries)
Ruqaiyyah's  main interests lie in inter-faith dialogue with the People of the Book; the life and times of the Prophet (pbuh), especially genealogical studies and issues, and the lives of the women Companions; travel, campaign against abuses of Islam on three fronts – (a) against extremism, particularly after the recent terrorist atrocities and suicide bombings carried out by Muslims; (b) against ignorance of Muslims of their own faith and cultural diversities; (c) against abuse of women by Muslim men who are misunderstanding the true nature of Islam as regards young women (virginity/honour killings, finding of suitable spouses, female genital mutilation), marriage issues (cruelty and abuse, avoidance or misuse of mahr, poor and unsupportive behaviour of men in the home, infidelity), divorce issues, education issues

 A former Head of Religious Studies at various UK inner city secondary schools, she is probably Britain's leading authority on GCSE Islamic studies. 


'Behold! the angels said, 'Oh Mary! God gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter, and in (the company of) those nearest to God. He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. He shall be (in the company) of the righteous... And God will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel'
{TMQ 3:45-48}.


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