Footnotes for Islam and Christianity: A Comparison of the Christian Scriptures with the Teachings of Muhammad by D.S. Dew:

1 Imam Mohamad Jawad Chirri, Inquiries About Islam (Beirut, 1965), p. 51

2 Ibid., p. 140

3 Ibid., p. 126

4 Ibid., p. 159

5 Ibid., p. 145. Matthew 21:42-44 states: "...the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof." Chirri writes: "This is a reference to the covenant which was made between God and Isaac, at the time of Abraham, of which Ishmael was excluded. From the Old Testament: 'As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly: he shall be the father of twelve princes and I will make him a great nation. But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this season next year.' 1:17:20-21. Ishmael and his children, according to this statement, have been excluded, at the time of Abraham, from the covenant, and for this, Jesus called them the stone which was rejected by the builders. Now Jesus was informing the Israelites that the same stone which was rejected will become the head of the corner. Mohammad and the Arabs are descendants of Ishmael, and these are the nation which Jesus expected to supersede the Israelite nation."

6 Ibid., p. 71

7 Ibid., p. 23

8 H.A.R. Gibb, Mohammedanism, p. 56

9 Chirri, p. 40

10 Ibid., p. 38, 39

11 Ibid., p. 39

12 Life Educational Reprint, The World of Islam, 1982, p. 3

13 Rom Landau, Islam and the Arabs (The MacMillan Company, 1959, New York), p. 26

14 Chirri, p. 107

15 Ibid., p. 142

16 Ibid., p. 113

17 Gibb, p. 56

18  Ibid., p. 26

19 Kenneth Cragg, The House of Islam, p. 52

20 Abdul Hamid Farid, Prayers of Muhammad, p. 152

21 Ibid, p. 153

22 Cragg, p. 45 "Almsgiving... is understood as a means to repentance and divine forgiveness, as a way of practical reconciliation..."

23 Ibid.

24 Ibid., p. 52

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