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What You Have Versus What God Has

The Transcendent and His Names

There is no “Islamic theology.” It is meaningless, and in actual fact wrong, to compare the often peripheral discussions that took place among Muslim scholars (particularly from the tenth century) with the radical reflections that gave birth to “Christian theology.” Admittedly, some debates were lively, and in the course of history in the Islamic Schools …

true monotheism

True Monotheism: What's Wrong With The Trinity?

Short Answer: Although both Muslims and Christians agree that there is only One God—the message of both Prophet Muhammad and Jesus—later teachings in Christianity teach a corrupted message, one not in line with true monotheism. “The Christian belief in Trinity undermines, contravenes, and invalidates the belief in Oneness. Christians say, God is One, but at the …

One God

Islam, Judaism, Christianity: Worshipping The Same God?

Short Answer: Yes! Muslims are worshipping the same God that Jews and Christians worship. We believe that God sent many prophets to mankind, all with the same message: worship God alone. That pure monotheistic message was diluted and corrupted over time. “Muslims believe that they have the fullest understanding of what that God is like …

tawhid

What is the Value of Tawhid (Monotheism)? Part 1

Salam (Peace) Dear Brother, Thank you so much for sending us your message, and for posing your questions respectfully. It is strange, nonetheless, you don’t get the value of tawhid while Jesus (peace be upon him) himself was calling people to tawhid! Tawhid refers to pure monotheism; pure faith in the oneness and uniqueness of …

Doubt

Help! Muslims' Actions Make Me Doubt Islam

Wa alaikum ussalam, Thank you for sending in your question to our website, sister. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your conversion to Islam back in the year 2000, despite the doubts and challenges that you have faced in your journey as a Muslim since then. I pray that you are …

What Distinguishes Judaism from Islam? Part 1

Salam (Peace) Tina, Shalom aleichem! (As–salamu Alaikum!) Thank you very much for your question. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. It is very heartening to receive your question. First of all, it is a sincere inquiry from a member of the Jewish community, …

Is Bowing Before Someone a Kind of Shirk?

Salam Alaikum, Thank you for sending in your question to our website. In Islam, the first pillar of faith, and the first article of belief that a person has to possess in order to be Muslim, is monotheism or “tauheed” i.e. belief in only one god. When a Muslim staunchly believes and declares that “there …

Do Muslims Worship the Black Stone?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Safiyyah Ally: Welcome back. Now, Dr. Shabir Ally, here’s a question. Can you tell me about the Black Stone in the Kabbah? What is it? Why is it there? And do Muslims worship it? …

Did God Become Man?

Salam, Thank you for your question. Thank you also for your interest to have a clear understanding of the Muslim creed. Muslims believe the following about God (Allah): Allah is Unique and nothing is like unto Him. Allah cannot have a son. Allah has no incarnates. Allah is completely different from His creatures. Allah does …

Does Pantheism Have Any Place in Islam?

Salam (Peace) Graeme,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question.  First, I would like to correct an error in your question: The Ka`bah is not the Black Stone.  In the Arabic language ka`bah literally means cube. The Ka`bah is the cubic structure built out of stone blocks at the center of the Sacred Mosque in Makkah. It …



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