Published on Huffington Post(4/24/2015)
Christianity and Islam are often painted as mortal enemies that will be forever fighting in a war for religious supremacy. Christians and Muslims would be wise to remember that Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are kindred spirits. By turning to their teachings, we can see that these two prophets are brothers, not foes.
Jesus and the Prophet were proponents of peace. Jesus told his followers: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). Saint Peter, one of Christ’s disciples, echoed this message of goodwill by encouraging people to “turn away from evil and do good… seek peace and pursue it” (Peter 3:11). Roughly 600 years after Jesus, Prophet Muhammad revealed his revelations to the tribes of Arabia, where Muhammad was particularly adamant about establishing peace. One of the Prophet’s favorite sayings was: “Forgive him who wrongs you, join…
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