BEGINNING OF THE DIALOGUE.
THE FIRST CONTACT BETWEEN A CHRISTIAN
AND A MUSLIM.
Why has there been so many discussions held between
Christians and Muslims about their beliefs in the last couple of
. Because we both have several things in common. We believe
in the One GOD who sent many Prophets into this world for the
guidance of humanity. We both also believe in Jesus as the
Messiah, and as the Word of God, which is denied by the Jews.
Our Holy Qur’an mentions in
: “(Remember) When
the angels said, ‘
O’ Mary! Verily Allah gives you glad tidings
of a word from Him, his name will be Messiah Jesus, the son
of Mary, held in honour in this world and in the hereafter, and
of those who are nearest to Allah...’”
Dialogues have been held everywhere in Europe, Canada, the
USA and Australia. Even in the Vatican itself discussions were
held between Vatican theologians and Egyptian Muslim
scholars. Further dialogues were held between Vatican
theologians and Saudi Arabian Muslim scholars in Rome in 1970,
1974, and 1978. Many more discussions were held in Colombo,
not to mention Muslims being invited by many churches to
present Islam in different parts of the world to their