Author: H.M. Baagil, M.D.
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House (1997)
Pages: 47 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
I am grateful to Allah for the opportunity to read the manuscript of Muslim-Christian Dialogue and for being asked to write an introduction to this remarkably eye-opening booklet. Anyone interested in comparative religion will find in this booklet many surprises that challenge what many once believed to be absolute truths.
This work by Dr. Hasan M. Baagil reflects his meticulous and painstaking effort to present his findings clearly, concisely, and thoroughly. As a result of his study of Christianity and the Bible over a four-year period, Dr. Baagil, a dedicated Muslim, learned that Christians differ in their basic beliefs (i.e., the Trinity, the divinity of Jesus, etc.), that Church doctrine contradicts the Bible numerous times, and that the Bible even contradicts itself!
His conversations with Christian clergy and laity during this period of study have provided the impetus for the Muslim-Christian Dialogue.
The reader will be surprised to learn that, in the Bible, Jesus (pbuh) never claimed to be
God; that he did not die on the cross; that the miracles performed by him were also performed by many other prophets and even by disbelievers; and that Jesus himself prophesied the advent of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon both of them. All of this plus much more is detailed from clear and concise passages of the Bible. The question that obviously must be raised after witnessing such clear contradictions is: Is the Bible God's Word? The effort here by Dr. Baagil is not intended to deride Christian people, and certainly not to mock Jesus and his teachings, as Allah forbids such activities. The intent is only to point out that false charges, misrepresentations, and outright lies against Allah and His prophets are in themselves both deriding and mocking in nature.
Muslim-Christian Dialogue also makes clear the Islamic view and shows how the Qur'an, revealed to the Prophet Muhammad some six hundred years after Jesus, peace be upon both of them, corrects the errors that crept (knowingly or unknowingly) into the message that Jesus brought. This booklet should prove to be a very valuable asset to Muslims and Christians, particularly given the interest in dialogues between the two faiths. God willing, it will be an effective tool for Muslims in our efforts to invite Christians to Islam.
Conversely Christians should become more aware of what in fact the Bible says and what
Jesus (pbuh) actually taught as a result of studying this booklet. Indeed, as a Muslim the hope is that non-Muslims will accept the truth and bear witness to the oneness of Allah and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.
May Allah reward Dr. Baagil for his efforts to dispel darkness. May Allah's peace be upon
Muhammad A. Nubee