People of faith should read both the Bible and the Qur’an

July 8, 2011 in Featured Question of the Week, Question of the Week, What are you reading this Summer? by Rashad Sharif

Given that the Fourth of July has just past and we are now at the height of summer vacation and prime reading season, what are you reading this summer, and what books would you recommend to our Faith in Memphis readers and why?

What books am I reading this summer? I am reading the Bible (especially the words that Christ, himself, delivered) and the Qur’an (the words that Muhammad, himself, delivered). And I recommend the same reading to all people of faith. It’s fascinating to see with one’s own eyes what the doctrines of Jesus and Muhammad actually are, as spoken from their very own mouths.

Additionally, I am interviewing people at random to see how much of either Jesus’ or Muhammad’s teaching they know by heart. Knowing that people around the world successfully dedicate themselves to learning the entire Qur’an by heart, I am searching to find someone who has at least learned the Sermon On The Mount.

As the Qur’an says, “…We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Torah that had come before him. We sent him the Gospel (that he taught): therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Torah that preceded him – a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah. Let the people of the Gospel (taught by Jesus) judge by what Allah has revealed therein.”