A popular misconception is that the "forbidden fruit" was an apple, neither the Qur'an or the Bible substantiate this claim. As for what the fruit was, no one really knows but some popular candidates proposed by scholars are the pomegranate, fig, grape, citron, and even wheat. Ironically the latter, which isn't even a fruit, may well…Read more What was the “Forbidden Fruit” in the Garden of Eden?
"This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live" ~ Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV)
Shana Tova, to everyone celebrating the New Year according to the Hebrew calendar. I pray 5774 brings better things for everyone in our Human Family, more understanding and improved relations between people of all faiths, especially Jews and Muslims. Ameen. Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Congratulations to Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on your appointment. May Allah support you in your new role and help all who strive for Unity. Paul Salahuddin Armstrong The Association of British Muslims Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis calls for 'real unity' in Britain: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23915280
Received a message in the inbox of my Facebook page on Friday which asked, "R u a Jew?". Seriously, who asks that? Anyone who knows me or has been monitoring my activities, would know of my faith, my work and have some idea about what I believe, but that is by the by. I must…Read more Who Asks: R u a Jew?