Christianity and Islam are two monotheistic religious traditions that share an origin in the Middle East. But there are stark differences between the faith systems, beginning with their understanding of which religion describes the true nature of God. Is Islam correct in the Tawhid’s proclamation of the oneness of God? Or. is Chrisitianity correct in its revelation of the Trinity, the triune nature of God?
Dr. Shabir Ally holds a doctoral degree in Quranic interpretation from the University of Toronto. He also holds a B.A. in Religious Studies with a specialization in Biblical Literature from Laurentian University. Imam Ally is the president of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Torontowhere he functions as Imam. He travels internationally to represent Islam in public lectures and interfaith dialogues. He explains Islam on a weekly television program called ‘Let the Quran Speak’. Past episodes of this show can be seen online at: www.quranspeaks.com.
Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former Muslim who converted to Christianity through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God. His journey is chronicled in his first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. Dr. Qureshi is a member of the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) speaking team. He has participated in 18 moderated, public debates in North American, Europe, and Asia. He holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and an MA from Duke University in Religion. He is currently pursuing a PhD in New Testament Studies at Oxford University. For more information on RZIM, please visit www.rzim.com.
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