Mashallah, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, may Allah bless him, answers the recent inaccurate comments of the Pope. Sheikh Yusuf has thoroughly researched using Christian sources to refute the accusations against our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
Some points Sheikh Hamza Yusuf brings out are the following:
St. Thomas Aquinas, who is referred to in the Pope’s speech, was greatly influenced by Ibn Rushd, a Muslim philosopher.
There are no early Muslim communities that have remained in the Christian world, while Christian communities since the beginning of Christ have continued in the Muslim world.
The reaction of Muslims to the Pope’s comments, has tended to be exaggerated in most media, since only a few ‘hooligans’ reacted violently to the comments. Most Muslims have not reacted in a reactionary way but we as Muslims should be allowed to express disagreement against what the Pope said.
Watch as Sheikh Hamza Yusuf addresses the Pope in an intelligent manner using sources from Christian writers to refute the Pope’s erroneous statements.