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Duality in Islam Vs Trinity in Christianity

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Submitted by Lisa (Canada), Apr 15, 2006 at 12:12

When someone wants to become a Muslim, it is not enough to believe that there is only one GOD, Shehada in Islam makes it impossible for a muslim to only believe that there is only one GOD in order to become a muslim, a muslim must also believe that Muhammad is a prophet from GOD. In other words, Muhammad made himself as important as GOD, believing in one GOD is equal to believing that Muhammad is a messanger from GOD, both conditions are equal and as important. So Islam is not only about the unity of GOd or "GOD is one" it is about duality, i.e. making Muhammad as important as GOD, a muslim can not be a muslim by believing in one GOD unless a muslim doesn't believe that Muhammad is his last prophet.

Someone help me out please, what values in Muhammad that would anyone consider as divine? or consider as him as important as GOD almighty

In Christianity, even in Islam both believe of the miraculous birth of Jesus (Issa), both believe in his miracles, raisning people from death is out of many miracles that Islam believes about Jesus, it makes me wonder why it is hard to believe that Jesus has a divine entity? his birth, his teachings, his sinless life, his divine message makes me wander why is it hard to believe that he is divine.

At the same time, it makes me wonder how would an intelligent person think that he has to equaly believe that Muhammad is the last messanger from GOD, to God unity in order to become a muslim

Trinity is a puzzle to tariq, Unbiased, Harrak and the rest of our muslim friends, how about duality in Islam, it is a real puzzle to us, can anyone care to answer?

Peace be with you
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