Islam and Christianity: Brothers at Odds
by Odeh A. Muhawesh. Muslim-Christian relations have been marred by conflict and polemics from the dawn of Islam. Not only are adherents of the two faiths considered rivals but the teachings of the faiths themselves are at odds with one another!! At least this is the prevailing narrative that most in Christendom are accustomed to. This book challenges the above narrative by examining the history of the relationship between Muslims and Christians and compares the beliefs of Muslims vis-à-vis key elements of Christianity especially in relation to Jesus and his role in our world. The author compares Muslim beliefs regarding the immaculate birth of Jesus, his miracles, his mother, and his role as the promised Messiah. The book answers questions like: • What does Islam say about Jesus? • Do Muslims believe in Jesus’s miraculous birth? • What are Muslim teachings regarding Mary? • Do Muslims believe that Jesus is the Messiah? • And many more related questions. The author further explains important issues like Jihad and Sharia Law, war and terrorism and answers the all-important question which many have which is: What does Islam really teach about terrorism and violence? This book is rich with information about Islam and is written specifically for those who are familiar with the teachings of Christianity and its adherents.