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Do Muslims & Christians Worship The Same God?

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Apr 04, 2017

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Can it be said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

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Asalamu Alaikum,

Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question.

Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below:

Transcript:

Aisha Khaja: So, Dr. Shabir, the question today is from a devout Christian. And the person is asking: is it possible for Muslims and Christians to be worshiping the same God despite our differences?

Dr. Shabir Ally: Yes, in fact the Quran insists that Muslims should say to Christians [Quoting Quran in Arabic] our God and your God is one.

The question arises from the fact that most Muslims insisted there is only one God and Christians, while agreeing that there is only one God, say that God is one in three.

But when Christians speak about the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, according to Kenneth Cragg in his book, The Call of The Minaret, when Christians speak of the Father, the Lord and father of “our Lord” Jesus Christ, the father is the one that Muslims believe in as the only true God.

So, when Christians worship the father and Muslims are worshiping Allah, we are basically worshiping the same God.


I hope this helps answer your question. Please keep in touch.

Walaikum Asalam.

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About Dr. Shabir Ally

Dr. Shabir Ally holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, with a specialization in Biblical Literature. He also holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Quranic Exegesis.

He is the president of the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre International in Toronto where he functions as Imam. He travels internationally to represent Islam in public lectures and interfaith dialogues. He explains Islam on a weekly television program called "Let the Quran Speak". Past episodes of this show can be seen online at: www.quranspeaks.com.


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