Nigerian social commentator and author, Reno Omokri has taken to social media to advise his fans on the relationship between Christians and Muslims.
According to him, a character in the Quran known as Waraqah ibn Nawfal was a companion of prophet Mohammed (SAW), who was a Christian priest and did some exploits for Christendom in his time. He explained that Waraqah ibn Nawfal was the person who translated the Christian Scripture into Arabic.
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He maintained that prophet Mohammed (SAW) shared a healthy relationship with people of diverse faith in his time and he managed to leave in peace with them so contemporary Muslims can emulate the example and follow suit.
He captioned the post as: Dear @Muhamma79794451,
Perhaps it is because Waraqah ibn Nawfal, a companion of prophet Mohammed (SAW), was a Christian. Not only was he a Christian, he was a priest. Not only was he a priest, but he translated Christian Scripture into Arabic. Christ features by name in the Quran, more times than prophet Mohammed. And His mother, Mariam, is the only woman mentioned by name in the Quran (other women were referenced, but not by name. She has a whole chapter in the Quran. Almost all the prophets in the Christian Scripture are mentioned by name in the Quran. It did not start today!
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