Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

An Imam & A Pastor in Conversation on Loving Jesus

Sh. Omar Suleiman sits down with Rev. Dr. Andy Stoker of First United Methodist Church Dallas to discuss the significance of Jesus عليه السلام in Islam and Christianity, and how followers of both faiths can engage in dialogue with one another based on the theological, moral, and narrative elements of his life.


0:00 – Introduction

1:00 – Faith for Dallas

5:45 – How do Muslims and Christians talk about Jesus

10:19 – Favorite moment from the class

21:07 – The Muslim view of Jesus

24:56 – Openness

25:40 – Red lines

26:21 – Reducing Jesus

26:52 – Missing Jesus

33:36 – Insecurity

35:50 – The person of Christ

37:18 – Learning from Palestine

40:54 – Ramallah

42:36 – Pastoral response

46:08 – Nightmares

47:36 – Pastoral Conversations

48:51 – The blessing

50:13 – The four families

50:58 – Why I smile

53:59 – Top 3 things

55:47 – Presence

56:29 – Honor

57:49 – Good Friday

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Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University. He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.