The Concept of God in Mormonism and Islam ( Shabir's Opening Statement - 2 of 5 )

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What is God like? Do Muslims believe the Mormon god is the same god as the Muslim god? Do Mormons believe that the Muslim god is their god, worshiped differently? What the Book of Mormon says about God's nature? Representing the Muslim perspective was Shabir Ally: Shabir Ally has earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, with a specialization in Biblical Literature, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Quranic Exegesis. He is now in his third year of Ph.D studies in Quranic Exegesis at the University of Toronto. Shabir is the president of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto where he functions as Imam. He travels internationally to represent Islam in public lectures and interfaith dialogues. He explains Islam on a weekly television program called "Let the Quran Speak Representing the Mormon side was Dr. Daniel C. Peterson: Dr. Peterson is professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University and currently serves as editor-in-chief of BYU's Middle Eastern Texts Initiative. He is a member of the executive council of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. He received a bachelor's degree in Greek and philosophy from BYU and, after several years of study in Jerusalem and Cairo, earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of California at Los Angeles. The Topic: The Concept of God in Mormonism and Islam A dialogue between Shabir Ally and Dr. Daniel Peterson. (Idaho, USA 1999) 

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