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Submitted by Ali (China), Apr 29, 2006 at 03:25

Hi AnneM,

It is true that Muslims across the globe worship the same God as Christians and Jews. I believe you are referring to a black stone (called Hajr-e-Aswad) near Kabbah in Mekkah. According to our traditions (Hadeeth: Sayings of Prophet Muhammad) that stone is very old and when it was brought from heaven to earth, it was white in color but now its color has turned to black. During pilgrimage to Mekkah, pilgrims kiss this stone (just to copy what Prophet Muhammad did during his pilgrimage) and make wishes as it is believed that at this place wishes come true. If that is equivalent to worshipping the stone than can you tell me why Christians all across the globe make wishes and say prayers in front of a statue of crucified Jesus or sometimes only the cross?

Quran has never claimed to be the most published book but rather it claims to be "the most read". Everyday, it is recited in 5 prayers by every Muslim and there are many who have learnt it by heart. Buying a book is not important, reading and learning from it is.. Anyways, congratulations to the Church and the publisher.. But which one is the best-seller (john's, peter's, Luke’s etc)?

You said God choose persons to speak through them.. But why did God chose those who turned away thrice from Him in one night? Cant He complete the job himself, in His own words, while He was not crucified? Thats what is different in Islamic interpretation of Jesus Christ. Muslims accept him as a very respectable Prophet who was born without a father as a miracle and was given a book by God Almighty. Same is the case for Moses; He was a Prophet and was given a book too. These original books are nowhere to be found now.

I have tried to cover all your questions. Please accept my apologies if you find my words harsh.. Try to learn more about what you have been believing for a long time..

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