Board Member- Dr. Safi Kaskas Personally Delivers A Copy To The Pope!
(in English & Italian) !
Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed - National Director of ISNA
ISNA 53rd Annual Convention - Chicago 2016
[The work of Bridges To Common Ground] teaches us how to transform barriers into bridges and promote respect and understanding between Muslim and Christian believers.
Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed,National Director Islamic Society of North America (ADM Endorsement)
Senator John McCain Receives His Copy!
Congressmen Robert Alderholt from Alabama and Juan Vargas from California.
Governor David Beasley Receives His Copy!
Tammam Salam - Prime Minister Of Lebanon - Receives His Copy!
His Excellency - Ali Laaryedh - Ex-Prime Minister of Tunisia.
HRH Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia - Receives His Copy!
HRH Princess Katherine of Serbia - Receives Her Copy!
His Eminence the Mufti of Lebanon, Abdel Latif Diryan
Nihad Awad - Executive Director & Co-Founder - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
American Consulate, Jeddah with His Excellency CG Matthias J. Mitman
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe - Time Magazine's Woman Of The Year
Dr. Hisham El Sherif - Eygpt - Businessman
Dr. David Hungerford, Bill Pulte (convener), Clark Durant, Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Suhail Khan, Janie Jeffers, Renee Michael, Padma Coram and A. Larry Ross
Former President of Malawi Joyce Banda
First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame
Carl Medearis & Safi Kaskas
American University of Cairo - Dr. Adam Duker Assistant Professor Abdulhadi H. Taher Chair
Doug Magnuson - Bethel University & IBLV
President of the American University of Cairo - Francis J. Ricciadone and the VP Ms. Dina Abulfotuh.
Anyone involved in Christian-Muslim relations knows that both sides too frequently inflame distrust and misunderstanding. Thank God for peacemakers like Mark Siljander (President, Bridges To Common Ground), who are working for mutual understanding and respect.
Rev. Brian McLaren,Author of 'Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope'
I was always wondering about the best way to build bridges with Christians and the best way to help them know what the Qur'an says, the way I understand it, a book of peace. Finally this book gives me both of my wishes. It represent the Qur'an in a simple way that is easy to understand and it shows the common ground both Christianity and Islam have. I invite everyone interested to learn more about both Islam and Christianity to read it.
I had been seeing a lot of references to this book through friends on the Facebook. I finally decided to purchase the book. First, the translation of the Quran is excellent. It is easily understood and the language flows beautifully. Also, I was really appreciative of the references to the Bible. It really does mean a lot to me that my Muslim and Jewish brothers and sisters share so many spiritual concepts and principles. In these times when Islam is in the news every day, it is nice to have this book to shed light instead of just generating heat. I highly recommend this book to anybody who wants to seriously learn about Islam and who wants to draw from the gifts of wisdom that the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) has bestowed upon humanity.
This is so helpful and so we'll done that I went and bought another. I can't imagine not having all this information at my fingertips while reading... I highly recommend!
To my extreme satisfaction I have finally come across an indispensable study that not only exhaustively addressed my burning desire but provides for and represents the Qur'an in a simple way that is easy to understand and shows the common ground that both Christianity and Islam have. I highly encourage everyone interested to learn more about the commonality of Islam and Christianity through this publication.
This work, 'The Quran: A Contemporary Understanding' is unique, timely, and essential. It is timely for perhaps obvious reasons: the news is almost daily filled with examples of conflict between the west and the Muslim world, with inflammatory comments, often rooted in stereotype and misinformation, by Christians and Muslims and Jews.
This translation can do much to reverse the suspicion, fear, hatred & violence that is escalating in our world by laying a foundation for mutual understanding based on Jesus’ commands to love our neighbors and to love and pray for our enemies.
As an Evangelical Christian, I was deeply interested in understanding the motivation of the Muslim translator, Dr. Safi Kaskas...
“Through research and the blessing of God,” Dr. Kaskas told me he concluded that “the Qur’an can only be properly understood by reading it alongside the Bible in conversation with others, particularly Christians (‘people of the book’).” This conviction led Safi to collaborate with Dr. David Hungerford, an Evangelical leader, to produce this fresh translation.