It includes a modern reading of the ancient text, but alongside it parallel passages from Christian Scriptures.
While most Christians will likely reject the innovation, the publishers claim The Quran with References to the Bible will help create a new level of understanding between the faiths and reduce tensions between Muslims and Christians in America.
Dr. Safi Kaskas, a Muslim businessman, and Dr. David Hungerford, a Christian orthopedic surgeon, met while serving as board members for Bridges to Common Ground, a Christian-Muslim interfaith group. Hungerford told The Church Boys podcast that Kaskas had been mulling over the idea for some time.
Kaskas said he was partly motivated to share the Quran with the American people because of the welcome he received when he first came to the U.S.
“When I first came to the United States, if it wasn’t for my American neighbors opening their hearts and their homes for me, I wouldn’t have made it,” Kaskas said. “I feel a debt to this country.”