Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Muhammad: Son of Abraham, Brother of Moses, Successor of Jesus: Finding Common Ground with People of the Book

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Muhammad: Son of Abraham, Brother of Moses, Successor of Jesus: Finding Common Ground with People of the Book

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THE COMMON THREAD Muhammad: Son of Abraham, Brother of Moses, Successor of Jesus: Finding Common Ground with People of the Book Ekrarn Haque 2016. Pp. 538. PB. $21.95 One Humanity under God, Murphy, Tex.

IN THIS BOOK, HAQUE EXPLORES THE PROPHET'S (SALLA Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) life and connects its challenges and obstacles with what is going on today for Muslims, Christians, and Jews worldwide. Explaining why things happened and what we can learn from them, he seeks to build a closer relationship between the People of the Book and with those of other faiths.

Offering parallels found in the Quran, the Gospels and the Torah, Haque asks why the followers of these three faiths, which originated near the same place, are so often at odds. He explains that these faiths' unique doctrine requires them to help and support, rather than oppose, each other. …

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