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Who is Jesus? An Interfaith Discussion

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What you are about to see is a discussion about the nature of Jesus (alayhi assalaam) from representatives of 6 different religions and denominations.  The format of the discussion was that each representative would speak for about 5 minutes.  Then, there was about 20 minutes of Q&A between the audience and the speakers.  The setting was in a church that sponsored this event, and which it called a hexalogue (a dialogue between 6, and yes it’s not in the dictionary!!!).  In total, there was 4 sessions on 4 different days, but I only participated in 2.  The following session about Jesus was one of them!

Introduction and the Mormon Perspective:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qepd6fvedbk[/youtube]

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Christian Science Perspective:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTlSJtZU9DI[/youtube]

Jewish Perspective:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhKAoyqReic[/youtube]

Buddhist Perspective:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD_xxQe2sVs[/youtube]

Islamic Perspective:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M0Rrbzza4I[/youtube]

Christian Baptist Perspective:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHPSry3lvqk[/youtube]

Question and Answer Session:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSJw795HVP8[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyv3KZwQSqM[/youtube]

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Born and raised in Lebanon, Hlayhel began attending study circles at his local mosque when he was ten. He came to the United States at 17 and studied electrical engineering at the University of Houston. At its MSA, he met Sh Yasir Qadhi and worked together to raise Islamic awareness on campus. Hlayhel studied traditional sciences of Aqeedah (Islamic creed), Fiqh (Islamic law) and Nahw (Arabic grammar) under Sh Waleed Basyouni and Sh Waleed Idriss Meneese among others. After settling in Phoenix AZ, he worked tirelessly, in the capacity of a board member then a chairman, to revive the then dead AZ chapter of CAIR in order to face the growing Islamophobia in that state and to address the resulting civil right violations. Today, he's considered the second founder of a strong CAIR-AZ. In addition, Hlayhel is a part-time imam at the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley in Phoenix, husband and father of four. His current topics of interest include positive Islam, youth coaching, and countering Islamophobia.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Mushafiq

    May 18, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    It was interesting to note that the Jewish Scholar say that monotheism started with Abraham “Officially”, as if God never spoke to Prophets before that and instructed them in monotheism.

  2. Abu Ibrahim

    May 18, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    I liked the Muslim’s response. However, I thought there would be more questions from the audience concerning the role of Jesus in Islam.

    • akhi

      May 28, 2010 at 4:10 PM

      JazakAllah khair brother Anas, you presented Islam beautifully.

  3. Sister

    May 28, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Great work brother Anas. Ma Sha Allah

  4. Yahya Ibrahim

    May 29, 2010 at 5:13 AM

    Ahsaant ya akhi

  5. someone

    May 29, 2010 at 7:39 AM

    I wish that they was more of an Audience, it looked like a great opportunity for everyone. The audience were mostly elderly and not that much youth.

  6. talwaar

    May 29, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    Mumtaaz! Excellent answers, mashaAllah!

  7. Abdul Qadir

    May 30, 2010 at 4:06 AM

    That’s interesting…i thought everyone would say Adam (except the buddhist belief system). I still don’t understand how monotheism started in judaism. What do u think the rabbi meant when he said “the concept of religion didn’t exist before Abraham”?

    Jazak Allah Khair brother Anas, awesome job!

  8. Hannah

    June 2, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    mashaAllah. wonderful job brother. may Allah reward you for ur dawah.

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  10. Anas Hlayhel

    June 13, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Assalaam Alaikum everyone,

    May Allah reward you for all the nice encouraging words. May Allah put us all at His service … Ameen!

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