New mosque dedicated to Christ in Madaba

While unexpected, this is a fascinating step by Muslims in Jordan.

Adnkronos International (AKI) is reporting that in the mosaic-rich town of Madaba, a Mosque has been dedicated to Jesus Christ in a bid to boost dialogue with Christians. Verses from the Muslim holy book, the Koran, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ have been inscribed on the facade of the mosque.

According to their source, the pan-Arab daily Al-Quds al-Arabi, a local moderate Osama Abu al-Walid is quoted as saying: “Calling Madaba’s new mosque after the son of the Virgin Mary is an important initiative to improve dialogue in our town, whose Christian and Muslim population coexists, …”

Local imam Jamal Safarati is further quoted to say: “In this way, we want to emphasise that Jesus is also our prophet and is loved by all Muslims.”

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6 replies
  1. Angela Wenke
    Angela Wenke says:

    WOW what a wonderful gestures! I am kind of speechless right now I just feel that was such a beautiful gesture and a wonderful way to unite their community
    Angie

  2. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    Surely it took great effort from the muslims to publicize that they have dedicated one of their mosques to christianity. It feels great! The feeling that religious borders are slowly being broken down to form unity, it’s just a great thin

    btw, even though it’s dedicated to christians, we still do need to take off our shoes. 🙂

  3. Senior
    Senior says:

    I can’t seem to find much information about “Jamal Safarati” on the net, anyway I think it is a great step and also something like this was definitely needed. The fight between Muslim and Christianity is, in many p[laces on the world, cruel and totally unnecessary…

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