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I’m not a Muslim, but I love reading your posts and about your beliefs. It saddens me to see how much the western mindset tends to misunderstand Islam. Anyways, my question is what do you think the relationship is between the main monotheistic religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism? I strongly believe that these religions are not at odds with each other, but that they exist harmoniously, and that God, for reasons we may not understand, created these multiple paths to him. Thank you.
Hi there and thanks for your comment and question!
Your assumption is in many ways correct, for Muslims there is a strong relationship between these three Abrahamic faiths, but mainly because Islam is not a new religion and it does not preach a new message-rather it is the message that the central figures of these religions came with before-and it has come to guide people to the path of truth.
The fundamental principle of Islam is to believe in One God and to worship Him alone with no partners-which is the message that Moses (peace be upon him) and Jesus (peace be upon him) came with as well as Muhammad (peace be upon him), who we believe to be the last Prophet. Thus we believe that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the seal of all Prophets-so he came with the last revelation over 1400 years ago, but again, his message was no different than the original message of the Prophets who came before him.
We believe that both Moses and Jesus came with scriptures, but these scriptures were changed by man, and this is visible in the modern day bible, which Christians know is not the literal word of God, but rather a mixture of over 60 books including historical accounts and memoirs, including many that were written over 300 years after the Prophethood of Jesus (peace be upon him).
So essentially, we believe Jesus was not the son of God, nor did he preach this message (and in fact historical accounts state that the concept of trinity was actually established after the coming of Jesus in the Council of Nicea, 325AD) but a beloved Prophet of God (peace be upon him), as was Moses, Adam, Joshua, Muhammad and many others sent to different peoples (peace be upon them all).
As Muslims we also have had a particular relationship with Christians and Jews throughout history, and it is clear through Islamic teachings that Muslims are told to respect them and treat them with kindness and with good conduct-so I do not see why we should be at odds with each other as such, especially in the modern day and age. Unfortunately, as you mentioned, Islam has been widely misunderstood, and as has been done throughout history for various groups of people-Islam is too being pinned as strange, dangerous and ‘different’. But it is upon people to logically think and accept that it is completely absurd to conclude that over 1 billion of the world’s population is what the Media says they are. Islam always has and will be a religion of ultimate truth, justice and peace as this is what is conveyed in the Qur’an and in the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Hope this answered your question sufficiently and have a nice day! 😀