"The Covenant of the Prophet with the Christians of Persia"


ICCNC: The Book "The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World" written by Dr. John Andrew Morrow will be discussed with the author and illustrator from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on September 21 at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. The book will be available for purchase and signing by the Autor

Find out more about the author and the book below:


Book Synopsis

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World follows in the footsteps of Ayatullah Ahmadi Miyanji’s Makatib al-Rasul and Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah’s Watha’iq al-siyasiyyah in examining the importance of the letters, treaties, and covenants that the Messenger of Allah concluded with the People of the Book. The work focuses on documents transmitted through both Muslim and Christian lines of authority, including several manuscripts of prophetic provenance that were previously unknown to the scholarly community. This critically-acclaimed Amazon best-seller has been overwhelmingly well-received by both academics and religious authorities from all faiths and has inspired an influential Muslim movement, the Covenants Initiative, that has played an important part in inspiring the Marrakech Declaration and in the passing of the Fortenberry Resolution which condemns ISIS for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

About the Author

Dr. John Andrew Morrow (Imam Ilyas Islam) is a proud member of the Métis Nation, one of the three aboriginal peoples recognized by the Canadian government. He embraced Islam at the age of 16 after several years of serious study. He has been a student of the Islamic Sciences for over thirty years and has acquired knowledge around the world. His teachers have included traditional scholars of Islam from various schools of jurisprudence and spiritual paths as well as Western academics. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto at the age of 29 and reached the rank of Full Professor by the age of 43. He retired from academia in 2016 to devote his time entirely to research, scholarship, and service. Dr. Morrow has authored hundreds of academic articles and over thirty scholarly books, the most influential of which is The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World (2013). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Islam and the People of the Book, a three-volume encyclopedia on the Muhammadan Covenants which features critical studies by over twenty leading Muslim scholars along with translations of the treaties of the Prophet in over a dozen languages.