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Sad Indeed...

Reader comment on item: Boca Raton's "Incredible Shrinking Masjid"
in response to reader comment: Very sad

Submitted by Love God (United States), Nov 13, 2008 at 21:17

That in this day and age, even after this many years after 9-11 that an American knows so little about Islam that he would make this statement:

"Submitted by Terry Clark, Feb 29, 2008 20:58

I think that Christians need to use this as a great opportunity to witness, especially to their Muslim friends. How sad that a religion which is not based on God's grace is taking such a stronghold. Maybe it will eventually open up people's eyes to the fact that we have removed God from about every institution in this country (not Allah, the One True God, I AM)."

Islam is based on God's grace and mercy and that Muslims believe in the same God and prophets that Jews and Christians do. They believe in Moses, Abraham, the Patriarchs, Jesus and all the prophets mentioned in the previous scriptures (Torah and the Gospels). It is written in the Quran that Jesus was not only a prophet, but the Messiah, who will sit on the throne at the right hand of God. However Muslims do not believe that Jesus is the literal son of God ("God be glorified, far beyond having a human son". And by the way, there is no entity that Muslims worship called "Allah". The word Allah is the Arabic word for God and many Muslms use the word "Allah" rather than the english "God" because it's considered to be much more respectful. In Arabic, Allah has only one meaning, God the creator, the same God that you pray to) it can not be used in the plural form (Gods) and doesn't refer to anything other than God our creator. In constrast, the english word can be used in the plural or to refer to entities other than God the creator (such as mythical Greek gods and godesses).

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