Saturday, 12 March 2011
Hamza Yusuf and Abdal Hakim Murad Meet a Christian in England, Woking Mosque
This seems like an excellent interfaith discussion. We can all learn from this type of approach our scholars are taking.
The Christian, Reverend Richard Cook, is trying to overcome fear and ignorance related to Islam and Muslims by teaching people about Islam. A good way to combat Islamophobia.
Abdal Hakim Murad (aka Dr Timothy Winter): In the 17th century there were 3 cases of Muslims being killed for not converting to Christianity in Britain
Hamza Yusuf never felt he was giving up Jesus when he converted to Islam (from Orthodox Christianity) - he saw it as an enhancement and an adoption of a unitarian understanding of Christianity.
Abdal Hakim Murad: There are no two religons which are more interlocking than Christianity and Islam
Hamza Yusuf highlights the tolerance the Prophet (p) and Umar (ra) extended towards Christians.