A new 35-page pamphlet, Muslims and Latter-day Saints: Beliefs, Values, and Lifestyles, introduces Muslims (followers of Islam) and Latter-day Saints (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) to each other.
The pamphlet is available at ChurchofJesusChrist.org and on the Gospel Library (tap the section “Books and Lessons,” then tap “Interfaith Relations”).
“As we undertook this effort with Muslim colleagues, we noticed how much there is in common between the two faiths,” Elder Bednar says in the 30-minute video that accompanies the pamphlet. “For example: Both Latter-day Saints and Muslims have sincerely held beliefs like faith in God, prophets, scriptures and holy places. We share common values like the importance of family, chastity and helping those in need. The lifestyles of followers of both faiths include practices such as prayer, fasting and protecting our physical health. The common beliefs, values and practices in both faiths extend beyond any political, ethnic or cultural boundaries.”
While acknowledging differences between the two religions, sections in the pamphlet illustrate some of the shared beliefs.
Learn more in the article “A New Pamphlet Urges Understanding Between Muslims and Latter-day Saints.”