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Reply To: What are some of the issues with which we, as Christians, can find common ground with Muslims? How can we engage and unite on those issues?

Tina Joji

A common ground that Christians and Muslims may share is the definitions of holy living and unholy living. In the Bible, we are taught to live righteously and lead holy lives. This is outlined in a certain behavior that is more internal than external. Christians ought to speak good things, bear the fruits of the Spirit, repent, and accept salvation. In the Muslim faith, holy living and unholy living exists as well, though there are differences. Holy living in the Muslim faith pays great emphasis on rules such as modest clothing, no alcohol, no meat that has not been prayed over, etc. Despite the differences, we see that both faiths outline an emphasis on holy living, and instruct against unholy living. We could learn further about what holiness is to them versus what it is to Believers like us. It is interesting to be able to learn the different nuances so that we can navigate through conversations better.