Islamic official given Auburn man’s book
JERUSALEM — A copy of an Auburn, Indiana, author’s book on the relationship between Islam and other faiths was presented Feb. 15 to an Islamic official in the Middle East, according to a press release.
Pave the Way Foundation founder and President Gary L. Krupp granted a copy of “The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World” by Dr. John Andrew Morrow of Auburn to Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem is the Sunni Muslim cleric in charge of Jerusalem’s Islamic holy places, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the highest ranking officials in Sunni Islam.
Hussein issued a strong press release condemning the murders of the Egyptian Christians and the atrocious assassination of the Jordanian pilot. He visited the great synagogue in Jerusalem with Krupp and a group of rabbis to personally deliver his condolences for the Jews killed in France. He also visited the Jordanian and Egyptian embassies to personally deliver his condolences.
In a gesture of solidarity, Hussein provided Krupp with some books to present Morrow.
A copy of “The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World” was presented to Pope Francis last year.
Morrow, along with Charles Upton, is at the head of the Covenants Initiative, a movement committed to disseminating traditional Islam, defending the oppressed of the Earth, including persecuted Christians, Sufis, Shiites and Sunnis, and improving interfaith relations.
The Pave the Way Foundation is a nonsectarian organization dedicated to achieving peace by closing the gap in tolerance, education and the practical relations between religions, through cultural, technological and intellectual exchanges.