Islam & Christianity


A closer look at Christianity by Mohamed Qasem - A discussion on Jesus (Prophet Isa), including the questions Who is Jesus?, is he the son of God?, and was he sent down to be crucified?

     

In Search of Truth by Bint al-Huda - An Islamic novel by Bint al Huda. Sarah, a Christian and Mohsen a Muslim, both studying in third year of college decide to get married. Mohsen takes Sarah to an alim so that she says her Shahadah, but the alim insists that she learns basic Islamic teachings before she accepts Islam as her personal religion. Sarah’s cousin opposes this marriage and comes up with a wicked conspiracy to trap Mohsen…

     

Inquiries about Islam by Shaykh Mohamad Jawad Chirri- An exchange of letters that took place between the Muslim scholar, Imam Mohamad Jawad Chirri, and Dr. Wilson H. Guertin, that led Dr. Guertin to accept Islam. Writes Dr. Guertin: "If you are a Muslim, read this book out of the obligation to acquire knowledge. If you are a Jew or Christian, read it for the same devout motive. Comparative study of religions may be unsettling if your belief in God is based upon non-rational grounds but can only have the ultimately desired result of strengthening your belief. The pervasive belief in God as represented in our motives must be the goal which our religious educators work toward, with gains in sectarian support becoming quite secondary... If you are unable to say that you believe in God, you can still find value in the study of religion. In the following pages of dialogue, you will be pursuing some of the most important concerns of mankind that can be traced back to the beginning of recorded history. The thoughts and historical events are important in their own right, and perhaps you will, as I have, find the way to a belief in God through them."

     

Invitation to Islam: A survival guide by Thomas McElwain - This work is geared towards a Muslim audience. The author's intention is to make Muslim contacts with those of other faiths more productive. Includes spirituality, theological differences between Christianity and Islam, practices compared, secularism, and da'wa (call to faith).

     

Islam In the Bible by Thomas McElwain-Common beliefs and practices in Islam and Christianity including the concept of God, Divine Guidance, leadership, prayer, fasting, sacrifice and marriage.

     

Jesus through Shi'ite Narrations by Mahdi Muntazir Qaim- Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith. Topics include: His childhood, characteristics, the disciples, children of Israel, the Gospel, supplications to God among others.

Seeking the Straight Path: Reflections of a New Muslim by Masooma Beatty - Common challenges and issues faced by converts,the reasoning behind conversion, analysis from a Western view of many controversial or misunderstood topics in Islam, and basic information needed by new converts. <a href="/es/reflexiones">Spanish translation</a> is also available.

     

Slavery From Islamic and Christian Perspectives by Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi - Slavery in ancient times, Christianity and slavery, Islam attacks slavery, slaves in the history of Islam, the Negro slavery, and the abolition of slavery.

Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition: The Myth & The Reality by Sherif Muhammad Abdel Azeem- A comparision of the position of women in Islam, Christianity & Judaism based on the Qur'an, Bible & Talmud respectively.


Book Review of Whose Justice, Whose Rationality by Alasdair MacIntyre by Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen - One of the most important issues in Islamic social and political thought since the nineteenth century has been the confrontation of traditional Muslim societies with European modernism, and one of the most important facets of modernism about which Muslim thinkers are concerned is that of political liberalism. MacIntyre's writings are interesting in this context because, like many Muslims, he is very strongly opposed to many aspects of modernism and liberalism for what turn out to be ultimately religious reasons.

     

Book Review: Islam and Christianity by Ali Quli Qara'i -A review of Montgomery Watt's book 'Islam and Christianity today', in which the author who has studied Islam for over fourty years, asks searching questions both about Islam and his own faith in Christianity.

     

Contextualization: A New Missionary Approach to Muslims by Ishtiyaq Danish-The concept of contextualization among Christian missionaries, its differences with indigenization, its requirements and methods.

     

Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi'i Islam by Dr. Sayyid Mustafa Damad- Dialogues between Shi'i and Chrisitan scholars, the mention of Christianity and Prophet 'Isa (Jesus) in Shi'i texts, and mutual influences in Kalam (Theology).

           

Misgivings about the pluralism of Nasr and Hicks by Muhammad Legenhausen- Synopsis of the argument for religious pluralism, with a counter argument, including a discussion on the Divine and Human elements of religion, Christianity, religious diversity, and denying the cultural relativity of religion.

     

The Gospel of the Shi'ah of 'Ali ('a) - The close relation between Prophet Jesus ('a) and Imam 'Ali ('a), and their shared characteristics. Traditions about Jesus (a), and an admonition from the Almighty to Jesus (a) narrated by the Ahlul Bayt (a).