The Muslims doubtlessly believe in One Supreme God, the God of universe, the humanity, the God worshiped by Prophet Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad [peace be upon them all]. Most of the learned Christians like Pope John Paul II and others also believe that the God of Muslims and Christians is the same. While there are many common perceptions, there are differences as well. The most significant being the concept of Trinity, which is also not unequivocally supported even by the Bible, hence many among the early Christians and many even now remain opposed to it. If there are differences among the Christians about perception of God, but they remain Christians, then what is the logic for undue criticism of Muslims with almost identical perceptions. Effort should be made to narrow down the differences to find common ground for the peace.
“Say: “O followers of earlier revelation! Come unto that tenet which we and you hold in common: that we shall worship none but God, and that we shall not ascribe divinity to aught beside Him, and that we shall not take human beings for our lords beside God.” And if they turn away, then say: “Bear witness that it is we who have surrendered ourselves unto Him.”[Qur’an;3:64]
The 9/11 has further widened the gulf between the followers of two main faiths of the world. Although Islam like Christianity or any other religion has nothing to do with the acts of few desperate heretics [takfiri in this case] using terror and violence as a tool to achieve their political objectives under the garb of religion. However now a days it is trendy to claim that the God of Muslims is different to the God of Christians. The rhetoric of the myth gave a tacitly playful acknowledgement of the existence of two Gods, but the question was understood as not asking about the existence of two actual Gods, but whether or not Christians and Muslims were imagining the same being; the entity who would bethe one true God. But it is not that simple either, because one may say that he believes in the one true…
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