I’m told that today is “Quote the Prophet Muhammad Day”, so I’m reblogging my own post from this past spring. Offered in hopes of greater understanding in the future.

Hopping Hadrian's Wall

Last Sunday, I preached against Islamophobia from the pulpit of Boonville Presbyterian Church.  As a supportive addendum to that message, I offer this post in hopes of fostering greater goodwill and understanding between Christians and Muslims.

The purpose of this post is to lead readers from all religions toward more peaceful coexistence.  If that’s not something you want, then don’t read or comment on this article.  All offensive comments will be deleted.  I’m telling you now so that you don’t take it personally when it happens. 

The following verses from the Qur’an and the English translation of the Achtiname of Muhammad were found in an article by Dr. Zakir Naik in the online magazine Islamic Voice.  You can visit their website at: www.islamicvoice.com

Passages from the Qur’an on violence and forced conversions:

  • “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error” [Al-Qur’an 2:256]
  • “Invite…

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