Exactly one year after that letter, on October 13th 2007 Muslims expanded their message. In” A Common Word Between Us and You”, 138 Muslim scholars, clerics and intellectuals have unanimously come together for the first time since the days of the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وسلم ) to declare the common ground between Christianity and Islam. Like the Open Letter, the signatories to this message come from every denomination and school of thought in Islam. Every major Islamic country or region in the world is represented in this message, which is addressed to the leaders of all the world’s churches, and indeed to all Christians everywhere.
Collection: Images, Texts
Project: 10. Churches and religions in Europe.
Chronology: 21st century
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Website
Source: A common word
Language: English, Arabic
Owner: Filippo Galletti (Modernalia)
Copyright: The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre
Abstract: On October 13th 2006, one month to the day after Pope Benedict XVI’s Regensburg address of September 13th 2006, 38 Islamic authorities and scholars from around the world, representing all denominations and schools of thought, joined together to deliver an answer to the Pope in the spirit of open intellectual exchange and mutual understanding. In their Open Letter to the Pope , for the first time in recent history, Muslim scholars from every branch of Islam spoke with one voice about the true teachings of Islam.