Answering Islam - A Christian-Muslim dialog

The Truth About
A Common Word

By Sam Solomon and Al-Maqdisi

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In October 2007, a group of 138 Muslim scholars, clerics and intellectuals sent an open letter, entitled A Common Word Between Us and You, that was addressed to the leaders of all the world's churches.

In March 2008, the first edition of this response was released. This present version is a slightly revised edition. It is available in print and online at the website of the original publisher, Pilcrow Press, and here on Answering Islam.

The PDF file of this book (108 pages, 1.7 MB) provides the following contents:

Page 5     Dedication
Page 7     Acknowledgements
Page 9     A personal word from the authors
Page 11     Preface by Colin Dye
Page 17     The truth about A Common Word
Page 41     Endnotes
Page 45     Appendix A: Heraclius of Byzantium
Page 47     Appendix B: Fatwas
Page 69     Appendix C: A Common Word Between Us and You 
Page 87     Appendix D: Loving God and Neighbour Together

Download: The Truth About A Common Word (PDF format)

An overview over other Christian responses to this Muslim letter is given on this page: "A Common Word Between Us And You"