As I am writing a paper entitled, “Evangelism within an Islamic Context,” I came across this interesting quote from Norman Geisler:
There is indeed much common ground in communicating with Muslims. Among the more important doctrines are the following: (1) The believe in one God; (2) the creation of heaven and earth; (3) the sinfulness of mankind; (4) the need for forgiveness; (5) belief in moral absolutes; (6) acknowledgement of revelation from God in the Law (Taurat), Psalms (Zabur), and Gospels (Injil); (7) the belief in prophets of God (including Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Jesus); (8) the virgin birth of Christ; (9) the sinlessness of Christ; (10) that Christ was called the ‘Messiah’; (11) his bodily ascension into heaven; and (12) his second coming. In the light of this, it is ironic that evangelicals have far more in common with orthodox Muslims than we do with liberal Christians.
See Norman Geisler, “Jesus and Muhammed in the Qur’an: A Comparison and Contrast” Southern Baptist Theological Journal 8 (2004), 55.