Some critics find it odd that I am a Christian who writes about Muhammad. Haters see my articles as odd and even worse – sacrilegious – because I give praise to the founder of Islam, a religion often portrayed as “evil” around the world.
However, as you will see in these articles, there is nothing wrong with writing about Muhammad, a man who cared deeply for human rights and had immense respect for Christians and Christianity.
- My recent article examining a letter Muhammad sent to Egyptian Christians in 628 AD showed how the prophet of Islam cared deeply for religious freedom and protecting vulnerable communities.
- “A new perspective of ‘jihad’ in Christianity and Islam” caused a stir in the blogosphere. The article looked at how Islamic and Christian holy scripture have similar perspectives on the importance of ‘jihad’, or struggling with one’s faith.
- An article from May 2013 compared the founding documents of both Islam and the U.S. to show how Islamic and American principles are not as dissimilar as many people imagine.
- Earlier in 2013, another of my articles looked at how Muhammad and George Washington, the American founding father, shared nearly identical views on certain behavioral rules and particular social values.
- A shorter article from 2013 examined how these two great men had similar perspectives on curtailing hate speech. I have also compared the views of Muhammad and Washington on treating prisoners of war.
- A final article from 2012 shared the story of the “Muhammad statue” inside the U.S. Supreme Court, a building which serves as a potent symbol for tolerance, American pluralism, and the respect that Americans have for Muhammad and Islam.