What Should Christians and Jews Know About the Qur’an and Muhammad

By B Salem Foad, MD


Some Christians and Jews believe that Muhammad wrote the Qur’an and do not know that he was illiterate and could not read or write. Others have not read the Qur’an and do not know its contents or message. This book is an attempt to clear misconceptions and answer questions such as who wrote the Qur’an, and how was it preserved, and if it is divine in origin, what is the evidence for its

The book illustrates the message of the Qur’an and discusses such concepts as the Oneness of God, and our accountability to Him. It also explores God’s prophets and God’s divine revelations, as well as rituals of worship, morals and ethics, family values and our interaction as human beings with one another.

There are similarities between the Qur’an and the New Testament regarding morals and ethics, and our accountability to God, yet there are differences regarding the divinity of Jesus Christ and the concept of the Trinity and salvation.

The Qur’an acknowledges God’s blessings on the Children of Israel and relates to us the story of Abraham and Moses. We are close to God and favored by Him because of what we do, not because of our ancestry.

Islam is based on the Qur’an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Few Christians or Jews know his life story, his noble character or the message that he preached. This book describes the lessons that we learn from Muhammad, and clears misconceptions about him.

About the Author:

Dr. Foad is a rheumatologist in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1975. He pursued academic studies in religion and has a BA and master degrees in theology. He has written many books about Islam, including “Understanding the life story of prophet Muhammad in the context of the
Qur’an”, “Understanding the sayings of prophet Muhammad in the context of the Qur’an”, “Islam is a religion of logic”, “Understanding the Qur’an”, “Noble character” 3 volumes, “Understanding the New Testament in the context of the Qur’an”, “Understanding the Hebrew Bible in the context of the Qur’an”.

He is active in interface dialogue and taught Islam for the past 40 years. He approaches religion from a logical prospective, seeking to understand the rationale of divine orders. Dr. Foad is a founding member of the Islamic center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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