I also acknowledge that Moses, Jesus and all other Prophets are servants and Messengers of Allah. I renounce all religions other than Islam. Furthermore, I hereby and henceforth adhere to Islam as my Faith and Shari`ah.
These are the words with which Idris Tawfiq, a Roman Catholic Priest from London affirmed his conversion to Islam seven years ago. From his perspective as a former Catholic and current Muslim, there are very real barriers to being both Christian and Muslim, and the obstacles arise from both sides.
Islam, he notes, requires one to renounce all other faiths; Christianity asserts that Jesus is the culmination of the prophets, and therefore Muhammad cannot bring further revelation. One cannot hold both simultaneously.
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