Lady Falcons, Lady Tams stay alive, force KO duels

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college It was a morale-restoring win for the Lady Falcons, who suffered their first defeat in the conference at the hands of the Lady Maroons last Wednesday.Earlier, Celine Domingo fired 19 points to power FEU to a 22-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-20 triumph over University of Santo Tomas in their best-of-three semis series. Jerrili Malabanan added 17 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’FEU and UST also collide in a Game 3 of their semifinal duel on Sunday. The winners will meet in another best-of-three championship series starting on Wednesday.Kyle Negrito also starred for FEU with 12 points. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award NSAs take heed: How did golf do it? Eliminate politics, lobbying, says golf chief Lorenzo Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson and Far Eastern University turned back their respective opponents Saturday night to schedule sudden death showdowns for Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals berths at Filoil Flying V Centre.Adamson dusted off its Game 1 defeat to get back at University of the Philippines 25-23, 25-19, 25-21, to forge a deciding Game 3 for their semifinal series on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Mohammed, “Another Comforter after Jesus Christ”?

first_imgSheikh AwalClaims Visiting Sheik who says Christians should be tolerant of Muslims; Boko Haram and ISIS are not representation of IslamA US-based Islamic preacher, motivational speaker and prolific writer, Sheik Ahmed Mohammed Awal, has said that in spite of Islam being the fastest growing religion in the world, misconceptions and misunderstandings have caused the religion to be secondary, violence oriented, and always at the back seat.The Islamic preacher said the prophet Mohammed and Jesus Christ are both prophets of God, and that Mohammed is the comforter Jesus Christ mentioned in John 14:15–18, a claim that Christians worldwide would refute.“If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray for the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, to be with you forever, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; but you know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you,” he quoted John 14: 15-18, a verse Christians worldwide know to be in reference to the Holy Spirit of God.The Sheik spoke to thousands of Muslims at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia on Sunday, July 9, which marked the Liberian Muslim community’s first international Islamic Outreach Program, called Dawah, under the theme: “Peace, Reconciliation, and Religious Tolerance.”Partial view of the crowd at the ATS who came to listen to Sheik Ahmed Mohammed AwalThe Sheik is in the country as a guest of several Islamic organizations, including the Al Noor Committee, the Liberia Muslim Women Network, the Muslim United to Invite Scholars and the Sisters in Islam, among others.Sheik Awal claimed that the original text of the Holy Bible, which was written in Hebrew, mentioned the name of the prophet Mohammed, but the English versions called him the “unlettered prophet,” citing Isaiah 29:12: “And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.”He stressed that Islam is a religion of peace, “and the way Muslims pray, prostrate and stand, were copied from the prophets, including Jesus Christ.” He said Abraham, Moses, and Joshua of the “Old Testament in the Holy Bible” prostrated to pray to God.He quoted Genesis 17:3; Deuteronomy 4:30 and Joshua 4:15 as some of the many scriptures where prophets prostrated in prayer to God. The Sheik further argued that even Jesus Christ prostrated to pray, as indicated in Matthew 26:39 and Mark 14:35.The Sheik frowned on the statement that Muslims worship the black stone in Mecca, which used to house over 360 gods.Sheik Awal said the pilgrimage to Mecca to worship is scripturally sound, quoting Isaiah 21:13, which said: “The oracle about Arabia. In the thickets of Arabia, you must spend the night, O caravans of Dedanites.”The black stone is a rock set into the eastern corner of the Kaaba, the ancient building located in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, he said.Meanwhile, the Sheik said Boko Haram and ISIS are not a representation of Islam because the Quran strictly prohibits the killing of another man.He challenged Muslim and Christian leaders in the country to lead the process of national peace, reconciliation and religious tolerance among Liberians. He explained that religious leaders who command hundreds of worshipers at their places of worship have critical roles in ensuring the maintenance of lasting peace in Liberia.Sheik Awal also wants the introduction of a regular interfaith dialogue in Liberia to enable people from various faiths understand the religions of others as a means of erasing the misconceptions and misinformation that are responsible for the problems in the country.“We in America normally open our mosques under a theme called the ‘Open House’ where people of the Christian, Jewish and even atheists come in to read and understand the Islamic religion. Do not shut the door of your mosques to them, it also belongs to them,” he noted.Sheik Awal also admonished Liberians to see the 14-year civil conflict in the country as a wake-up call for them to cultivate the doctrine of peace and reconciliation in their hearts.In order to ensure lasting peace and reconciliation in the country, he urged Liberians to ensure the provision of quality education to the youth to shift their minds from hatred to love for their fellow Liberians.Meanwhile, five persons publicly converted to Islam on Sunday after the Sheik’s presentation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more