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The point of the discussion?

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Submitted by SUE (United Kingdom), Sep 27, 2005 at 07:34

Dear All,

First of all, answering the question of the debate, i say that regardless of ur repected opinions, God is Allah, because if anyone understands Arabic he will understand that the word 'Allah' comes from AL ELAH means 'The God'.
it's really as simple as this. The God because it's one God.
The debate has no basis at all in my opinion because all Muslims believe that the God they're worshiping is the God that Christians and Jews are worshiping.
The main difference of the word God is between Islam and Christianity in these matters:
God in Islam is not '3 persons'
God in Islam doesn't have or need to have family or children to save people. Jesus is a loved prophet by muslims.
God is Light he doesn't look like human beings.

So for Muslims, Christians believe in the same God, but they have some different beliefs about him having a child and so on.

However it's totally up to the christians and jews afterall to believe whether God is Allah or not.

What i really want to say, is that what is the importance of proving that God is Allah or not???
What difference does it make?? For muslims, they believe God is Allah and they believe in ALL prophets and love them all.
For Christians they don't believe in Muhammad (pbuh) anyway.
For Jews they don't believe in Jesus (pbuh) nor Muhammad(pbuh).

So there's no point arguing about the God now, because there are a lot more differences between the 3 believes.
Besides, I keep wondering, why should muslims keep proving to others what and why they believe??? Is it because Muslims respect the other religions and the freedom of faith, as per the verse of Quran that means' you have your religion and I have mine'. ( i will not quote it here cause i only have a german translation of the quoran and not an english one). so they don't start any debate about any other religion themselves. while they're usually critisized by others.

Please everyone know that most of the muslims are convinced about what they believe, and they have logic for it, and they are not convinced with other religions also with logic. And they could very much enter such arguments about others religions as well. Beause muslims know very well why they chose not to be christians or jews or whatever. They just don't like to offend others.

...Whoever is really interested to learn about Islam or any other religion can do that through books and internet, and then can ask a polite question about why this or that is the way it is. I personally do a lot of readings in many religions, and i keep my offensive comments to myself. There's no point of making eachother prove the reason we believe in something. this would be endless, and it would only lead to stubborn irrespectable discussions.

As simple as the question is God Allah, i could give a question about why Jesus is the son of God?? and then he is killed. Can't God save his own son? Does he have to kill his own son to forgive people? Is God, ALMIGHTY, the one who created the whole universe uncapable of just forgiving the people cause he's so loving and caring about his creatures? Does he have to sacrifice his son for it?

A lot of other questions about many other religions could be written, and would only lead to endless discussion.

So please just live and let live, and try all to respect the other no matter how different he is. At the end we are all human beings. we surely have a lot of nice things to share.
But it's really offending being always asked to prove why u believe in something.
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