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Submitted by Zaheer Awan (United States), Jun 28, 2005 at 17:26

In some ways, this post is a refutation of some of the preceding posts.

Muslims believe that there is only one God. So, unlike some other religions, there aren't multiple gods, as in, one god for rain; one god for death; one god for agriculture, and so forth.

Christians believe that there is also only one God. The difference is that Christians believe Jesus is the son of God.

Jews also believe that there is only one God. Honestly, I don't know much about Judaism, ergo, am not sure if there is a difference similar to that between Christians and Muslims.

Muslims also believe that Allah is the God that revealed the message to Moses and Jesus (may Allah's blessings be on them). It is through this very message Jews and Christians identify and describe God, His existence, and His characteristics and attributes. What happened to this message - whether or not it was altered - is, of course, the point of contention. Muslims believe the claim that Jesus is the son of God is an addition to the original message. Why do they say this?

Muslims say this, because we believe Allah revealed a message to Mohammad (may Allah's blessings be on him), which, of course according to us, is a continuation of the message revealed to Moses and Jesus. It is through this very message we, Muslims, identify and describe God, His existence, and His characteristics and attributes.

This message, of course, is different than what has become of the message revealed to Moses and Jesus, resulting in our realizations of God being different.

But I hope you will understand how through the linkages that I have elaborated on above, we Muslims believe that the God of Christians and Jews is one and the same.
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