The Three Abrahamic Testaments
Foreword by Prof. John Esposito
Do you wonder whether the Qur’an and the Bible unite, or divide the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims?
Do you wonder whether the Bible and the Qur’an promote violence and hatred for each other?
Do you wonder whether the Qur’an and Bible render women as second-class citizens?
Do you wonder whether “Allah of the Qur’an” is separate from the “God of the Bible”?
Many Americans are asking these questions, often without finding an answer…until now.
Born-Again Muslim physician addresses these and many other burning questions in his Amazon bestselling new book Three Abrahamic Testaments, with a foreword by John Esposito, Professor of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University.
Too often we are tempted into thinking how wrong other people’s religions and scriptures are, rather than focusing on what’s right about our own. We act like some of our politicians during election campaigns rather than following the teachings of our own holy books.
Many polls show Americans have a negative perception of Islam and Muslims. The same polls also show a high demand to learn more about Islam. However, most of the available literature on Islam and “expert” opinions tend to be negative and driven by loud voices from anti-Muslim and Islamophobia sources, a vast majority of whom in fact have no knowledge or understanding of Islam nor the Abrahamic belief system. The unfortunate fact is that many books on the bestsellers list on Islam/Quran are written by known Islamophobes, and are extremely biased against Muslims and Islam. Many people are asking ‘where are the voices of the moderate Muslims?’ The Three Abraham Testaments is the answer to combat the hateful rhetoric.
Breaking the trend, author Dr. Ejaz Naqvi provides an objective, topic-by-topic review of the two most read books in the world—the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran.
The book answers many other burning questions:
Does Jihad mean "kill all the infidels?"
What is the Quranic view of the prophets, especially Moses and Jesus and other holy Biblical figures, such as Mary?
What does the Quran teach about interfaith relations?
How does the Quran compare to the Bible on important themes like worshipping God, the prophets, human rights, moral values, and fighting for justice and human dignity?
This is not just a candid and thought-provoking review of major topics in both the Bible and the
Quran, but also a much-needed corrective.
Reza Aslan. NY Times #1 bestselling Author of Zealot and No god but God
The Three Abrahamic Testaments is a unique contribution to interfaith understanding. This book
will become a primary tool for interfaith understanding through scriptural reasoning and
the comparative study of religious text.
Rabbi Firestone. Prof. of Medieval Judaism and Islam, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles
Open your heart – open your mind – open this book. The Three Abraham Testaments is a college textbook and bestseller rolled into one. Use it like a coffee table book. Start on any page, savor a kernel and set aside the rest for later. Or read until you are so moved that you must pause to digest. The scriptural references and wisdom quotes are stand-alone gems. The ‘Time to Ponder’ and ‘Discussion Points for Dialogue and Healing’ provide ready-made talking points for book groups, classroom settings and conversations over the dinner table.
Rabbi Pamela Frydman, founding rabbi of Or Shalom Jewish Community and author of Calling on God: Sacred Jewish Teachings for Seekers of All Faiths
Dr. Naqvi has created another well presented overview of the Abrahamic traditions by exposing us to a greater view of the Qu’ran and the Islamic tradition.
Rev. William McGarvey, Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, California
It is more than refreshing to probe a book that does not neutralize or sensationalize the difference found in the Abrahamic religious traditions. The Three Abrahamic Testaments is an important contribution to interfaith dialogue and understanding. It provides an inspiring model for how that dialogue might be engaged in a way that is both informative and healing.
Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., Co-founder of The Interfaith Peace Project of Northern California
Once again, Dr. Naqvi separates facts from fiction in this systematic review of the Abrahamic scriptures. As self-interested forces threaten to divide us based on faith, his book is a timely corrective. It debunks the easy accusations that would incriminate religious teachings in the spread of prejudice and hate.
Michael Wolfe, author of The Hadj: One Thousand Roads to Mecca and Taking Back Islam