Category Archives: Interfatith Dialog

Gematria of Ishmael in the Torah & Quran (PART I)

The phrase הרבה ארבה את זרעך (harbah arbeh et zar’ech/zar’echa), “I will greatly increase your offspring” appears twice in the Masoretic text: (i) Sefer Bereshit 16:10, it refers to the seed of Hagar, the wife of Abraham (ii) Sefer Bereshit … Continue reading

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Torah’s Hidden Message: Muhammad ﷺ and Jesus (ع) in the Light of Gematria (Part III)

Where do we find the Torah’s hidden messages? Arba’ah Turim is the basis of the Sulchan Aruch; but Ba’al ha-Turim is the basis of the hidden messages of Torah. Ba’al ha-Turim found them in gematria (number patterns), acrostics, formations of … Continue reading

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Do Jews Believe Mohammad Was a Prophet and is the Quran Anti-Semitic? Rabbi Tovia Singer Responds

Shalom ‘aleychemAssalamu ‘alaykum Saudara kita kaum Yahudi sangat respek dengan apa yang dikatakan dalam Quran dibanding apa yang dikatakan dalam Perjanjian Baru. Mengapa demikian? Alasan yang mendasar karena faktanya Quran memang mengkritik sikap/tindakan sebagian (bukan keseluruhan) kaum Yahudi yang sangat … Continue reading

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Torah’s Hidden Message: Muhammad ﷺ and Jesus (ع) in the Light of Gematria (Part II)

The phrase הרבה ארבה את זרעך (harbah arbeh et zar’ech/zar’echa), “I will greatly increase your offspring” appears twice in the Masoretic text: (i) Sefer Bereshit 16:10, it refers to the seed of Hagar, the wife of Abraham (ii) Sefer Bereshit … Continue reading

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Torah’s Hidden Message: Muhammad ﷺ and Jesus (ع) in the Light of Gematria (Part I)

Where do we find the Torah’s hidden messages? Arba’ah Turim is the basis of the Sulchan Aruch; but Ba’al ha-Turim is the basis of the hidden messages of Torah. Ba’al ha-Turim found them in gematria (number patterns), acrostics, formations of … Continue reading

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THE PROPHET AND ISHMAELITES

Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitzhak (Rashi), a medieval French rabbi famed as the author of a comprehensive commentary on the Talmud as well as a comprehensive commentary of the Torah. He (1040 – 1105 CE.) is considered the father of all … Continue reading

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“THE QUMRAN MANUSCRIPTS & THE PROPHET OF ISLAM AMONG THE MESSIAHS” to be released

Draf buku saya berjudul “THE QUMRAN MANUSCRIPTS & THE PROPHET OF ISLAM AMONG THE MESSIAHS” sudah selesai, dan siap untuk diterbitkan pada tahun 2019 yang akan datang. Insya Allah Prof. Ahmad Shahlan pakar bahasa Hebrew and Semitic Studies dari Faculte … Continue reading

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Nusantara dalam Kitab Suci dan Kakawin Nagarakertagama

Bila teks keagamaan Hindu bertradisi Arya migrasi ke wilayah Nusantara, maka muncullah kosakata “Geni” (api) dalam bahasa Jawa, yang berasal dari kata “Agni” (api) dalam bahasa Sanskrit. Begitu pula munculnya kosakata “Santri” (orang yang belajar kitab-kitab Islam di pesantren) dalam … Continue reading

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Dharma dalam Kitab Suci Agama-agama.

Kitab suci semua agama bukanlah sebuah teks sakral yang berdiri sendiri. Namun, kitab suci semua agama menegaskan semacam mata rantai yang menyadarkan kita tentang adanya konsep “One Word Many Versions” atau “Satu Pewahyuan dalam Kebhinekaan.” Begitu juga Quran sebagai kitab … Continue reading

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Alkitab Berbahasa Arab dalam Tradisi Kekristenan Awal di Mesir

  Pada 640 – 641 C. E. Mesir ditaklukkan oleh orang-orang Arab, di era Khalifah Umar ibn Khattab, dan tentu saja hal ini menandai adanya permulaan proses Arabisasi-nya di wilayah Mesir. Pada mulanya pemerintahan Muslim di Mesir menggunakan dwibahasa dalam … Continue reading

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