Muslim Christian dialogue (Paperback)
In the Name of All h, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
I am grateful to All h for the opportunity to read the manuscript of
Muslim Christian Dialogue and for being asked to write an introduction
to this remarkably eye-opening booklet. Anyone interested in
comparative religion will find in this booklet many surprises that
challenge what many once believed to be absolute truths.
This work by Dr. Hasan M. Baagil reflects his meticulous and
painstaking effort to present his findings clearly, concisely, and
thoroughly. As a result of his study of Christianity and the Bible over a
four-year period, Dr. Baagil, a dedicated Muslim, learned that
Christians differ in their basic beliefs (i.e., the Trinity, the divinity of
Jesus, etc.), that Church doctrine contradicts the Bible numerous times,
and that the Bible even contradicts itself His conversations with
Christian clergy and laity during this period of study have provided the
impetus for the Muslim Christian Dialogue.
The reader will be surprised to learn that, in the Bible, Jesus (pbuh)
never claimed to be God; that he did not die on the cross; that the
miracles performed by him were also performed by many other
prophets and even by disbelievers; and that Jesus himself prophesied the
advent of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon both of them.
All of these plus much more are detailed from clear and concise
passages of the Bible.
The question that obviously must be raised after witnessing such clear
contradictions is: "Is the Bible God's Word?"
The effort here by Dr. Baagil is not intended to deride Christian people,
and certainly not to mock Jesus and his teachings, as All h forbids such
activities. The intent is only to point out that false charges,
misrepresentations, and outright lies against All h and His prophets are
in themselves both deriding and mocking in nature.
Muslim Christian Dialogue also makes clear the Islamic view and
shows how the Qur'an, revealed to the Prophet Muhammad some six
hundred years after Jesus, peace be upon both of them, corrects the
errors that crept (knowingly or unknowingly) into the message that
Jesus (pbuh) brought. This booklet should prove to be a very valuable
asset to Muslims and Christians, particularly given the interest in
dialogues between the two faiths. God willing, it will be an effective
tool for Muslims in our efforts to invite Christians to Islam. Conversely
Christians should become more aware of what in fact the Bible says and
what Jesus (pbuh) actually taught, as a result of studying this booklet.
Indeed, as a Muslim, the hope is that non-Muslims will accept the truth
and bear witness to the Oneness of All h and that Muhammad is His
servant and messenger.
May All h reward Dr. Baagil for his efforts to dispel darkness. May
All h's peace be upon us all.
Muhammad A. Nubee