Category: Comparative Religion

Christianity and Islam

Christianity and Islam

In Dialogues Concerning Jesus Christ the Messiah By Shabir Ally The Similarities Jesus is one of the greatest persons ever to have walked the earth. Two world faiths hold him in high regard. Islam holds him to be God’s Messiah, Prophet, and Righteous Servant. Christianity holds him to be all of the above and even

Jafar ibn Abi Talib: Exemplary Interfaith Leader

By AbdulWahid Hamid Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and brother of Ali, the fourth caliph of Islam. He was among the first people to convert to Islam and experienced firsthand the persecution that the pagan Meccans doled out to the tiny community of Muslims. Hence, when

Comparative Religion

The present state of humanity should compel every thinking individual to question the direction in which the world is moving. It is a world of plenitude and scarcity, of obscene extravagance juxtaposed with abject poverty, of human and environmental exploitation, and of the individual’s search for inner peace. Religion plays an important role in filling this


Christianity and Islam are closely related due to the chain of prophets they share as well as similarities in beliefs such as monotheism, love for Jesus, peace be upon him (pbuh), and great regard for Mary, the mother of Jesus. At the same time, the two faiths differ in matters of details. For instance, Islam

What the Bible says about Muhammad (pbuh)

What the Bible says about Muhammad (pbuh)

By Shabir Ally According to the Bible, God said to Moses, on whom be peace: “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.” (The Holy Bible, New International Version, Deuteronomy chapter 18,


Islam and Judaism hark back to a common ancestor, Abraham (Ibrahim), and thus are referred to as Abrahamic religions (along with Christianity). Further, Muslims believe in all the prophets of Judaism, such as Isaac (Ishaq) and Moses (Musa), all of whom are mentioned in the Qur’an, peace be upon them. While Jews trace their geneology