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Submitted by Muhammad (Australia), Aug 7, 2007 at 14:14

Brother Robert, May you have peace.

First of all, thanks for your reply. How wonderful verses that you have quoted. Arent they nice? As a Muslim, I dont know if the verses are the Word of ALLAH (The GOD), but I must agree they are, indeed, nice words to read... and to follow in someone`s life.

When I was younger, I used to have a feeling that I had a very strong belief. Since time passed by, I finished my Uni, was looking for jobs. That was the time when I became more interested in religion. To my utmost surprise, I have discovered that I have inherited my belief from my family. I did not have a Belief..... what I had was an inheritence (According to Al-Quraan). Then I started to ask questions to myself -- how do I call myself a believer? As I am the only son of my father, I get all his properties.... including my belief! Doesnt it prove that my belief is a property, not a real belief? Yes.

I was, to be honest, a bit confused. I couldn't agree that I am not a believer. Then I forced myself to admit the truth - I am not a believer. Since then I started to think about The GOD. I will mention HIM here as 'The Creator', because different people call him by different name - ALLAH, GOD, ELOHIM, VAGABAN, KHODA and so on. DIfferent languages.... different names. But when they utter these names, they all mention to the same "The Creator" - who created the heavens and the earth and everything in between.

So, when I strated to think about 'The Creator', I found that most of the religions says exactly the same thing -- "The Creator" is ONE. That made me perplexed -- why is there so many religions then? One Creator... one religion --- that makes much sense. So I started to read The Quraan (probably becoz I had a copy at home). I found a definiton of 'The Creator'. Then I jumped to other scriptures of other religions - Jews, Christians, Hindus and Budhism. Didnt quite agree with Budhism as the principles are self-contradictory. For Hinduism, discovered that they are not following what their scripture saying about 'The Creator'. Rather they are doing just the opposite.

At the same time, I was interested in The Bible. Was reading the First and Second Testament. Although, it was very difficult for me to understand some of the words and characters (in this case, I agree family plays an important role in religion -- well I may be wrong), but I started with an open mind. Let me have the opportunity to explain what I meant by 'open mind' - - agreeing what the book says. Again with my greatest ashtonishment, I found the definiton of 'The Creator' matches quite heavily with The Quraan.

Therfore, I came to a conclusion that 'The Creator' is verily ONE. The common things about 'The Creator' in all the books are like this (according to The Torah, Bible and Quraan) -

1. We worship none but 'The Creator'

2. We associate no partners with 'The Creator'

3. We erect not from among ourselves lords and patrons besides 'The Creator'.

I will also quote some verses from The Quraan which gives a definiton of 'The Creator' - which matches exactly with the Hindu Scriptures.

'The Creator' is one. HE is unique. HE begets not, nor is HE begotten. Nothing like HIM. [112:1-4]

Therefore I had no doubt about the number of 'The Creator'. I will Inshallah write another day about the rest of it. A bit busy on writing those 6 points. Need to go to bed now.... Gotta be in the office on time.......... cant wait for the weekends...... he he

Muhammad

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