Greetings, friends! In the West we live in multicultural societies, but there’s no doubt that there are huge misunderstandings between people of faith in relation to individuals who adhere to religions other than their own. 13th-20th November 2022 is interfaith week, so I have a challenge for you!
Christian readers, have you read the Qur’an? If not, this week presents the perfect opportunity to do so. If reading the Qur’an feels frightening or daunting, I would like to mention my short book Discovering the Qur’an which presents a concise introduction to the Muslim sacred Scriptures.
And of course, to my Muslim friends: Have you read the Bible? Do you fully understand why Christians have such a life-changing love of Jesus, and why they devote their lives wholeheartedly to serving him? If not, my book Thanks Be To God presents a concise overview of the Christian sacred Scriptures.
By purchasing one of my books, you are helping me to afford food and shelter, as I am currently homeless. But there is no substitute for reading the Bible or the Qur’an in their entirety. To my Christian friends, I recommend Abdel Haleem’s English transliteration of the Qur’an, and to my Muslim friends, I recommend the English Standard Version of the Bible.
Happy Interfaith Week Everyone! 🙏🏻