The ‘Passion Week’ in Christianity And Its Violations: An Islamic Perspective
This research dealt with the Passion Week in Christianity. This term refers to the events that led to the death of Jesus (peace be upon him) and his resurrection - as they claim - and to his sufferings (peace be upon him) due to the cruelty of the Jews. It showed the most prominent events that took place in this week, such as his entry (peace be upon him) into Jerusalem, and his dialogue with the Jews. Depending on the texts of the gospels that mentioned the events, it also showed how Christians derived their most important beliefs and rituals from this week such as the belief of crucifixion, resurrection, and the Lord's Supper.
The days of this week are the holiest days of the year for Christians. The research also included the most prominent violations of this week from an Islamic perspective such as their belief that Christ (peace be upon him) is the true reviver of the dead because, in their belief, he is God and the Son of God. And they claim that whoever eats the Lord's Supper in the Church - which is bread and wine - his/her flesh and blood intermingle with the flesh and blood of Christ. They also believe that God never forgives Adam (peace be upon him) as he ate from the tree and this sin passed on to his children. The purpose of this research is to explain how Christians deviated from the right belief