Muslims, Christians have some common ground

… Islam is the only religion outside of Christianity to affirm the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Verses 3:46-48 of the Quran say the angels brought Mary the good news of a son – the Messiah Jesus, honored in this life and the next. When Mary replied how that can be since no man has touched me, the angel said it is a matter decreed by the Lord. …

Reportedly, after the king [Negus of Abyssinia] heard the Quran verses on Jesus and Mary, he dismissed the Meccan ambassador with the words: they hold Jesus to be God’s servant, His prophet, His Spirit, and His word, which He cast upon the Virgin Mary. The king allowed the Muslims sanctuary and freedom in his country.

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