The Prophet of Islam, the Chain of Prophecy, and the Relationship between Religions Today

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Atlanta, 16 October 2010, at the sixth annual Building Bridges Awards Dinner, Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. Elucidating verses by Shabistari, Dr Nasr explores Qur’anic and other Islamic sources about the perennial chain of prophecy and the ubiquitousness of the prophetic function, the dilemma between the exclusivist and inclusivist aspects of Islam and other religions, with a closing note on the all-important and mysterious relation between love of God and love of the Prophet.

Republished here by kind permission of the Foundation for Traditional Studies and its journal Sophia.

The Prophet of Islam and the Chain of Prophecy

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University.

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