INTERFAITH INSIGHTS: EXPLORING THE LEGITIMACY OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S (ﷺ) MISSION IN THE CHRISTIAN IDEOLOGY
This study delves into the perspectives of the esteemed Christian scholar Kenneth Cragg on the prophet hood of Muhammad (ﷺ), examining the authenticity of this pivotal aspect in Islamic belief. Cragg, renowned for his interfaith contributions, offers a unique viewpoint as a Christian scholar engaging with the foundational tenets of Islam. The abstract explores Cragg's nuanced analysis of the prophethood of Muhammad (ﷺ), assessing the theological intersections and divergences between Islam and Christianity.Kenneth Cragg's insights into the authenticity of Muhammad's (ﷺ) prophethood are examined through his writings and engagements with Islamic theology. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of both Christian and Islamic traditions, Cragg's perspectives provide a valuable entry point for understanding the interfaith dialogue and the theological discourse surrounding the prophethood of Muhammad (ﷺ).The study delves into Cragg's reflections on the historical context of the Prophet's (ﷺ) life and mission, exploring how these aspects shape his assessment of the authenticity of Muhammad's (ﷺ) prophethood. Additionally, Cragg's views on the Quranic revelation, the character of the Prophet (ﷺ), and the impact of Islamic monotheism are analyzed in the context of his Christian theological framework.Furthermore, the abstract addresses the implications of Cragg's perspectives on interfaith understanding, exploring how his views contribute to fostering dialogue and mutual respect between the Islamic and Christian traditions. The study aims to illuminate the significance of Cragg's insights in promoting a deeper comprehension of the shared and distinctive aspects of religious beliefs, particularly regarding the prophet hood of Muhammad (ﷺ).