Muslims with Christians & Jews
Covenants & Coexistence
Muslims with Christians and Jews: An Exhibition of Covenants and Coexistence is the most consequential project in the museum’s history. One of the goals of the exhibit is to help visitors discover what Islam, Christianity, and Judaism have in common and build bridges of understanding. Its subject matter is of crucial importance to the well-being of our nation and the world.
IMMC’s Exhibition of Covenants and Coexistence explores the historical and current relationship between Islam and America, highlighting the positive views of our Founding Fathers and what they knew and said about Islam. This theme is further explored through the struggle for freedom in America, featuring the voices of African American Muslims, and connecting this struggle to today’s continuing struggle for civil and human rights in the United States of America.
It’s an exhibit not to be missed, taking visitors back to a time when people of many faiths lived side by side and worshipped in peace, the exhibition presents historical covenants and treaties that Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) made with Christians and Jews living amongst each other in the city of Medina. The curatorial team of Lina Ali, Jeanne Luckett, and Okolo Rashied have done a beautiful job of introducing the peace-building leadership of Muhammad, as both a Prophet and Head of State, who presented the first Constitution in history to his multiethnic, multiracial, multilingual, and multi-religious Commonwealth. The Medina constitution is on display along with other important covenants.