Islam in Focus: Forms of Polytheism (Audio Series A-4)

By Dr. Jamal Badawi
Islam in Focus: Forms of Polytheism (Audio Series A-4)

In Islam, there is nothing that is half divine and half human.

In this audio series Dr. Jamal Badawi answers questions related to the fundamental teachings of Islam.

Brother Muhammad Husni is the host of this series. We have to keep in mind that the series was recorded some twenty years ago. So the statistics are a bit old.

In this episode “Forms of Shirk (Polytheism)”, Dr. Jamal Badawi answers the following questions:

1 How does Islam look at polytheism and what is the verdict that Islam has on polytheism?

2- How does Islam view the dichotomy between good and evil and the worshiping of two Gods?

3- Moving away from associations with Allah of other deities and orders of creation to associating Allah with other humans? In other terms, what about the worshiping of humans?

4- How is Jesus viewed in the Quran? Is he viewed as half way between human and divine? Is he viewed as divine or totally human? Where does he stand?


Listen to this episode in which Dr. Jamal Badawi answers these questions:



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Source: E-Dawah Committee Channel on SoundCloud


About Dr. Jamal Badawi

Dr. Jamal Badawi is an Egyptian born Muslim Canadian. He is a former professor who taught at a number of schools including the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he taught in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management.

He is a well-known author, activist, preacher and speaker on Islam. Dr. Badawi completed his undergraduate studies in Cairo, Egypt and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Dr. Jamal Badawi is the author of many books and articles on Islam. In addition, he researched, designed and presented a 352 segment television series on Islam, which was shown in many local TV stations in Canada, the US and as well as other countries all over the world. Audio and video copies of this series are widely available throughout the world.

Dr. Jamal Badawi also actively participates in lectures, seminars and interfaith dialogues in North America. He was invited as a guest speaker in various functions throughout the world. Additionally, he is active in several Islamic organizations, including Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He is the founder/chairman of the Islamic Information Foundation, which is a non-profit foundation seeking to promote a better understanding of Islam and the Muslims.

Currently, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Islamic University. Dr. Badawi is the father of 5 and grandfather of 12 children.

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