the Name of ,llLih,
Gracious, Most Merciful.
I am grateful to Allah for having read the manuscript of
DIALOGUE and being asked to write an introduction to
remarkably eye-opening book. Anyone interested in comparative religion
will find in this book many surprises that challenge what many once
believed to be ahsohtte truths.
This work by Dr. Hasan M. Baagil reflects his meticulous and painstaking
effort to present hs findings clearly, concisely and thoroughly. As A
of his study of Christianity and the Bible over a four year period, Dr.
Baagil, a dedicated Muslim, learned not only that Christians differ in
their basic beliefs (Trinity, Divinity of Jesus, etc.), but do not know
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 MtJSI.IM-CHRISTIAN
The reader will be surprised to learn that in the BibleJesus I
claimed to be God; that Jesus did not die on the cross; that the miracles
performed byJesus 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 them. All of this plus much more is detailed from
clear concise passages of Bible scripture. 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. Allah
forbid! The intent is obviously to point out that false charges,
misrepresentations and outright lies against Allah and His Prophets are
in themselves deriding and mockery and a most odious thing.
MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE also makes clear the Islamic point of
in these matters and shows how the Quran, revealed to the Prophet Muhammad
some 600 years after the life of Jesus, peace be U~Ofl
them, corrects the errors that crept (knowingly or unknowingly) into the message that Jesus brought. This
book should prove to be a very valuable asset to both Muslims and
Christians, particularly given the interest in dialogues between the two
faiths. God willing, this book 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 book. Indeed, as a Muslim
the hope is that the Non-Muslim will accept the Truth and bear witness to
the Oneness of Allah and that Muhammad is His slave servant and Messenger.
May Allah reward Dr. Baagil for his efforts to dispel darkness. May
peace be upon us all.