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Is Allah of the Muslims the God of Christians?

Q2. Dr. Labib, is Allah of the Muslims the God of Christians?

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I would say that it can't be that way. There is only one true God, who revealed Himself in the Bible, through His prophets. And if we compare between the God of the Christians, and Allah of the Muslims and of the Quran, we will see a lot of differences. There is a difference in the attributes of Allah, and the Attributes of God of the Christians. There is a difference in the commandment of Allah of the Muslims and the commandments of the God of the Christians. There is a difference in the plan of salvation prepared by the God of the Christians, and the plan of salvation in Islam. And I might say here that the word 'salvation' was never ever mentioned in the whole Quran. Then lastly I would say that the god head in Islam is different than the god head in Christianity.

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+9 # Walis 2011-06-07 17:39
Well reasoned-Islam & especially Muhammad have been poor at showing us their god is our God. The claims that our God did do & behave as allah before Muhammad came has no evidence to support it, except what is in the Muslims imagination. Our God inspired the bible & Islam's god didn't. Our's sent his Son, whilst their's didn't. Yet Muhammad has sought to align himself with our God- but shows no real insight to him- which is unthinkable if he were truly associated with our God.
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+11 # Kaye 2012-06-02 07:24
Great point I did not take notice to prior to you mentioning it. I was accepting the claims of the Qu'ran due to the fact that they recognize Jesus as one of Gods sent messengers.
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-7 # Wazhma Ahmadzai 2013-12-16 12:07
every one that can think knows that god do not have any son or daughter and when a god have any son or daughter or partner then he is not god. god can have massengers not son or daughter or partner , just one time recite the QURAN with meaning then u will realize the reality of ISLAM.
;-)
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+1 # Timothy S Creekmur 2016-05-03 20:37
Peace Wazhma, in the name of Yasua,who is Jesus The Christ/God incarnate in the flesh. I pray you're well today. In response to your statement"(Ever yone who can think,knows that God can't have a SON). I'm sure you're aware, that, that's a very open ended statement, that MUST be discussed, Scholarly, Academically, and even according to the standards of the"QURAN',that i'll assume,you as a muslim(apologiz e if i'm in correct) my prove according to the Quran itself(Sura 10:94). I'd like to encourage, and assist you in "first" reading and pondering this Scripture from the 'WORD-OF-GOD/BI BLE..(Zechariah 12TH CHAPTER). You'll discover, as you research the "BOOK THAT WAS BEFORE YOU, GIVEN TO CHRISTIAN AND JEWS"... that GOD HIS SUPREME SELF, states that (HE WILL BE PIERCED"..?? The entomology of the word..(PIERCED) ,in Ancient Hebrew means..(DAQAR). It's Phonetic definition means..(TO GO THRU).. As Islam does accept the book of Zechariah as AUTHORITY AND AUTHENTIC.. be blessed in Yasua-Jesus.
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0 # Nick 2016-05-16 21:44
Are you saying YOUR god is limited ?!?!?!?
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+1 # Loreen Partlow 2012-02-06 14:26
There is a difference in the commandment of Allah of the Muslims and the commandments of the God of the Christians is now apparent.The difference is made apparent by what's been done and that which is being done in the name of Holiness.
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-2 # nabil 2012-03-04 23:11
after reading the subject and comments i felt that you dont know know the truth
we i mean muslims Quran tells us to respect all the prophets and Messengerand not to differentiate between any of them Moses , Jesus and Mohamed are all the same that is in quran and actually Jesus is a prophet and a Messenger and he is not son of the god and in real heavenly religions there is one god and the god is the same he is over any thing he do not have a son or wife and he was not born i hope you try to search more and good luck
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+3 # Karaz Bishara 2014-11-24 23:17
Nabil, I think you have been mislead. I am a Christian. We do NOT believe that God married a woman and birthed a son. This is blasphemy!! There is ONE God and He is perfectly holy, righteous, and good. Jesus is called the "son" similarly to the way in which Arabs are called "sons of the desert." The desert did not marry a woman and birth a race of people. So it is with Jesus. Jesus so perfectly represents and displays the attributes of God, indeed reveals God Himself, that he is called the "son of God."
If you believe in Jesus as a prophet, Nabil, I encourage you to examine His words. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." He is saying He is the only way to know God! Jesus also says, "I and my father are one." He says that there is no difference between Him and God - He is saying that He IS God! Read His words in the Injil, Nabil. You might be surprise by what you find!
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0 # Nathan 2016-04-28 15:46
Hello Nabil. Thank you for your comment. I was wondering, do you believe that the man named Jesus existed? If so, then do you believe that he was born of a virgin? If that is the case, then I would like to hear your opinion as to how such an occurrence, as a virgin giving birth, is possible. Thank you once again for your comment, I look forward to hearing back from you.
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+1 # peter 2012-04-27 18:03
Are christians the isrealites
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+4 # Karaz Bishara 2014-11-24 22:37
Peter,
A Christian is anyone who believes that Jesus Christ, God Himself, died to take the punishment for sin we deserve and rose again from the dead. Through belief in what Jesus has done for us any person can have a relationship with God. There are certainly Christians in the nation of Israel, just as there are Christians in the Arab world, the Orient, and the Americas. Not all Israelites are Christians just as all Americans or Arabs are not Christians. Anyone who desires to have a relationship with God can become a Christian. Christian simply means someone who worships and believes in Jesus Christ.
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-7 # Ray Casbah 2012-08-29 20:14
Hate to burst everyone's buble, but Allah in Islam is the same God in Christianity! Islam is the last chapter of Allah's or God's revelations to mankind. It is sad to see Christians portraying Islam and its followers as non-believers! Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, was the last and final messenger of God. Jesus was a Muslim!
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+5 # Taqiyya 2015-05-03 06:41
#Ray Casbah

Sorry to burst your bubbles.
Islam is evil cult of Muhammed only.
Muslims are followers of allah.
allah was muhammed's alter-ego.
Jesus and God of Abraham-Isaac-J acob is the same. He was at the beginning of world creation already.
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+2 # Karaz Bishara 2015-05-07 19:12
Ray, my friend, you are mistaken. The word 'Allah' may translate to 'God' but Allah of the Qur'an is not the same as the God of the Bible. First of all, the God of the Bible is love. Allah of the Qur'an is just and merciful but he is also the deceiver. The God of the Bible never deceives but rather makes straight our paths. The God of the Bible promised a way to take our sin from us and did that by coming to this earth, living as a human, dieing to take the punishment we deserve, and rising from the dead three days later proving that he is God. Allah, on the other hand, demands constant works which are impossible to do perfectly (have you prayed 5 times a day EVERY day of your life??). Allah of the Qur'an does not promise salvation, but the God of the Bible does. He that believes in God's work through Jesus "is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God" John 3:18.
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+1 # Nick 2016-05-09 20:59
Allah is Al-Lah meaning, simply, The God. This pagan !!!!! entity's image was the biggest one in the Kaabah when Mohammed was there so it the best thing to round up ITS followers in the war M was creating !! Fact !! The Kaabah has NO mention in ANY books at all apart from the Quran because it has absolutely NO relevance to The Bible. A pure invention to rally the troops !!
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+1 # Makoy 2013-04-25 00:16
Another big difference is that Allah has no SON!
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0 # Anna 2016-04-28 02:40
Makoy, it is very interesting that you bring up this point. I am reading a very interesting book, Being Muslim by Haroon Siddiqui, for a College Critical Reading class, and in the book, this difference between Allah and Jehovah is made extremely obvious. In Islam, it is believed that Allah had no associates. However, it is important to take into consideration the intense debate between Christian scholars of today: does the trinity in itself represent three separate entities, the son, the father, and the holy spirit; or does it represent three forms of a single God's existence, one entity? If the later is true, then it would seem perfectly logical for Allah and Jehovah to be the same entity. In fact, since many believe that the Qur'an is a continuation of the Torah and the Christian bible, I would go as far as saying that it would make sense.
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-1 # Ernest 2013-07-18 17:29
Excuse me? I find it funny how do you actually finding differences between God and Allah. "Allah" is the Arabic name for God. Christians on Middle East are saying "Allah" to describe their God aswell.
The main dogma of Islam consists in recognising a single God. And there are no exceptions. The funny thing is that Jesus (Peace be upon Him, we respect him too, just like Prophet Muhammad) actually told people to NOT consider him God. So why was he considered God if he didn't consider him a God himself? It was the fault of Paul the Apostle. Enemy of Christianity, and a Hebrew.
Which claimed to have seen Jesus in the Sky after his Ascension.
He has got his assertion from various Pagan beliefs, followers of which divinifised some people and declared them "Sons of God". So there.
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+1 # Karaz Bishara 2014-11-26 22:35
Ernest, this is simply not true. If you believe in Jesus as a prophet, then listen to these words of Jesus. ""I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." You can find that in the Injil under John 14:6. Jesus says here that He is the only way to God! Earlier, in John 10:30, Jesus says, "I and my Father are one." JESUS is saying that He and God are one and the same! These are not the words of Paul, my friend, these are the words of the prophet Jesus! I encourage you to read the Injil and see what else Jesus says about Himself!
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+2 # Fred Hurd 2013-08-28 09:15
Why does the Bible warn about impersonations of Christ but not of God? Why does it say that erroneous descriptions do not change actual identity? (Mt.16:13-14; 25:24. What basis is there for saying Allah is not God than some erroneous descriptions? If description is the only basis for saying Allah is not God, why do 98 of the 99 beautiful names of Allah agree with the Bible. How can you say Muslims are not referring to the God of the Bible when they say they are?
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0 # Quicreva 2016-05-17 21:11
Fred, this is faulty reasoning. if I call my hand an oak tree, that does not make it one. Entities are known primarily by their attributes. The Christian God is Triune, and His primary characteristic is love. He is also perfect goodness and righteousness. Salvation is His "game". By contrast, Allah is a seamless unity His primary characteristics seem to be power, will, and unknowability. Instead of salvation through Divine sacrifice, the Muslim god insists upon works-righteous ness: earning Heaven by your own efforts. Many Muslim scholars insist that Allah is beyond all concepts of good an evil. In short, there is not much overlap between Yahweh and Allah.
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+1 # Jocelyn Sophia 2014-01-06 23:41
Allah is simply the name of the Creator in Arabic. Muhammad spoke Arabic, so God revealed the Qur'an in Arabic. God makes things very easy for the one who really wants to know about God. When Muhammad lived, Jesus was not on earth teaching. Muhammad lived in a city that was filled with idol worshippers. Muhammad did not worship the idols and really wanted to know the truth about God and what the good and bad deeds are to God. Muhammad kept asking God to help him and God answered him, as God promised. Ask God and you will receive. God did reveal to Muhammad that Jesus is correct in what he said and pure. However Jesus was not with the people that were with Muhammad. Muhammad accepted to receive messages from God and tell the people around him, although he was humiliated and threatened with death. Muhammad told the messages from God (parts of the Qur'an) for about 13 years before any battles happened.
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+3 # Karaz Bishara 2014-11-06 23:17
Jocelyn, you're right - Jesus is correct in what He said! But do you know what Jesus said? The words of Jesus are very different from the words of Muhammad. I would encourage you to read the Injeel and ask God to help you understand the words of Jesus. Do you have an Injeel to read?
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-2 # adil 2014-01-18 17:45
please understand islam then judje on islam , the quran said that allah is the god of all prophets including jessus , and there is no muslim is a muslim if he didn't believe that jessus is the prophet of allah and the word of allah in the earth and that jessus is a word of allah send to the holy merry his virgin mother , bibble has many versions , why ?????
but the quran have one version for more then 1400 years
please understand islam then judje , don't listen to the telivision , search by your selfs and you will dicover the truth
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+2 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-23 21:23
Adil, Something to think about. Jesus said He was the only way to God - the ONLY way. Salvation is only through Jesus and none other. In the Injil, Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him." (John 14:6-7) Jesus says that He is the only way to God because he IS God. If you believe Jesus is a prophet and prophets cannot be incorrect, then consider His words!
The Bible, my friend, is written in many languages because the love and hope which God gives is for all people. Do you have a Bible? I would encourage you to read it!
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0 # Nick 2016-05-16 21:48
MMM ONE VERSION but TWO main sects ie Sunni & Shia always killing & battling each other - just look at IS-ISIS now !!!
Nobody really knows how many SMALLER divisions there are now - YEAH Allah did a really great job on THIS one, eh ?
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-1 # m zaini 2014-01-20 01:54
Installing Jesus as god is not the teaching of Jesus. When and who installed Jesus as God and why? Is it true Constantine and the bishops made Jesus God for political reasons and power when at that particular time Constantine was so weak? Rgds
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+1 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-30 22:01
Zaini, no human "installed" Jesus as God. Jesus himself said he was God! God is often referred to as the "Father" and in John 10:30 Jesus says, "I and my Father are one." Those who heard Jesus wanted to kill him! Why? They told Jesus, "thou, being a man, makest thyself God" John 10:33. Jesus clearly declared that He was God and everyone listening to him understood it. Though many did not believe, we read a few verses later in John 10:42 that, "many believed on him there." I pray you may come to believe in Him, too, Zaini, because, "...as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" John 1:12 and "whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16 Blessings, Zaini.
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0 # Anna 2016-04-28 02:48
I think I understand the point you're trying to get at. I think the confusion lies in the interpretation of the Trinity in Christianity. Allah is said to have had no associates, whereas Jehovah is said to have had Jesus as a son. Some believe that Jesus was a physical embodiment of Jehovah, and therefore, was Jehovah himself, consistent with the Islamic beliefs that Allah had no associates.

It's all so confusing.
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0 # Rasheed 2014-07-09 18:54
God in Islam is the same God in Christianity & Judaism. The name Allah is the Arabic name for God because our Holy Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)w as an Arab hence he was revealed the message in his native tongue of Arabic.Just as Moses was revealed his message in Hebrew so he called God Yahweh and Jesus who spoke Aramaic called God Elah.If the prophet was Spanish he would call God Dios.So even though different languages have different names they all refer to the same God. If you said"God" to a person who doesn't speak English they wouldn't know what you were referring to.Whats even more interesting and proves that Allah is the same God worshipped in the 3 Abrahamic faiths:ask a Christian Arab who is their Lord.They will say Allah because they speak Arabic.Since Muhammad(pbuh) was sent as our prophet and for the rest of mankind we call God,just as he did, Allah,and Allah is the only one whom we worship as God in Islam.
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+7 # Abd El-Massih 2014-10-01 20:17
Rasheed,

Yes in Arabic the word God is Allah and we are proud of using that term in our Christian prayers and in our Arabic Bible (the Holy word of God), but the different between the God of the Bible and the God of Islam is vast! Only one of them can be true. The test: which God loves you no matter what? and Which God tricks you and treat as a slave? May I remind you my friend that one of the attributes of Allah in Islam is "Makir" Deceiver! The attribute of God in the Bible is Love. Allhu Mahabat God is LOVE! you judge
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+1 # Anna 2016-04-28 02:56
Abd, this possibly does not relate directly to the debate at hand, but I must thank you for sharing your opinion! Ever since my finding out that Allah is the translation for the word God and that it is used by Arab Christians as well, I have been desperate to gain a point of view from an Arab Christian, someone who exists so close to both sides of this struggle to understand. Thank you!
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+4 # ROSA 2014-11-14 19:01
I was an EX Muslim, and will firmly say there is a huge difference between Allah of Islam and our Lord Jesus. How come we compare the Lord of darkness with the Lord of light. and for those who are still in illusion and think Quran is from God i advise them to watch the : "the Daring questions" episodes for brother Rachid on youtube and will pray may God Reveal himself to them to see the real truth
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-2 # gamze 2015-01-11 18:46
It is sad to read comments about God,Allah, to discuss who is right or wrong' which religion is right or wrong, why should we not stop those unhealthy duscussions?Why don't we keep our faith in one God, whatever language we use, let us spread peace and goodness but not to judge who is right or wrong. Only one God we have in this life and we are just visitors here on earth...
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+4 # Karaz Bishara 2015-01-14 23:35
Gamze, what if one religion says it's okay to kill people and another says it is not. These obviously cannot both be correct, nor should both be followed. There is Truth and that Truth must be discussed. Faith in God has nothing to do with the language you speak, but rather the God you are worshipping. Keep faith in one God - that is fine - but please, seek to understand which God is truly the Lord and King and Creator of the universe. Seek to understand who it is that you should be worshipping.
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0 # Haruna seidu 2015-03-05 14:53
Is this man actually okay, he needs mental examination, Since he knows arabic why did he not translate the Christian God in Arabic. in the Christian Bible God is Allah. Let does who wants to be fooled be fooled by this lost man.
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+2 # Karaz Bishara 2015-03-05 18:41
Haruna, Dr. Labib is not debating whether the literal word is the same but whether the one worshipped is the same. If you examine the differences between the god of Islam and the God of the Bible, I believe you will see quite a big difference.
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-1 # Anna 2016-04-28 03:02
True, but how interesting it becomes when one considers how so many believe the Qur'an to be a continuation of the Torah and the Christian Bible! They are all so similar, they had to have similar origins. When one believes in one, they believe in portions of all of them. Too many are too ignorant to accept that, and that is why it is so important to study more than one's own religion. It makes you so much stronger when it comes to placing one's faith in a religion, no matter where it may be.
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0 # Quicreva 2016-05-17 21:19
Anna, have you actually read both the Bible and the Qur'an? I sincerely doubt it, or you would not have made such a ridiculous claim. There is almost NO similarity between these two claims. The bible has context, continuity, history and good grammar. Much of it is sublime literature in its own right.It tells the story of Yahweh's ongoing efforts to be reconciled with the human race. The Qur'an is simply a boring, repetitive, often incoherent rant against unbelievers, coupled with lectures on the ritual behaviors Muslims must perform to please Allah. Not very similar, my friend.
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+2 # servantofGOD 2015-03-09 12:34
I believe both Christians and Muslims accepts that Moses or Musa was a prophet of GOD. If this is the case should believers also adhere to GOD's 10 commandments given to Moses. In the Bible in Exodus 20:1-17
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+2 # Pribnow 2016-04-26 19:50
The stories behind both gods are not similar at all, so I believe that they are not the same god. However, both gods come across many of the same biblical figures, such as Moses and Abraham. So I think that is where some of the confusion is arising.
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+2 # Kelton 2016-04-26 20:25
This was a very helpful article because it helped me to see the major differences between Allah of Islam and God of Christianity. There obviously are many difference between the two, even though the two religions could be seen as closely related in basic ideas.
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+2 # Leah 2016-04-26 22:38
I never really thought whether Muslims and Christians have the same God...very interesting! With all the different attributes he listed on how They are different, it makes sense.
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+2 # Zach 2016-04-27 13:52
Although I think this article is biased and not written well, I agree with the content. The God of Christianity is not the god of Islam. I can see how one might think they are the same, but there are too many differences to justify that answer.
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+1 # mathias togola 2016-05-14 03:21
Christians wont be convinced and confused by saying same God. We're talking about the God of the most high profile prophets like Moses, Abraham, Jacob name after Israel and the God of Israel today. Belief in the God lord of Jews. Our God Lord has promised that all prophets will come from the Jews tribes not from any Arabs as Islam claims. Ismael the son Hagar( Abrahams concubines was cast out with her month and he has never benefited from his father wealth as he wasn't 7osen by the Lord to inherit his fathers wealth. But the Lord God has vowed to Abraham thru his faith that he'll be blessed in physical wealth not in Spiritual wealth. Belief in Jesus as the King and Saviour, who was, who will be today and forever and ever. There's no other way to God But Thru Jesus Christ who Came and Sacrificed on the Cross for our sins. God hates sin but love sinners, please convert to Jesus Christ As our personal saviour. Come out from the violent and worship the Lord our God.
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+1 # Travis Bondy 2016-04-27 14:56
This is a hard question that honestly will not be able to be answered until the end of time or when we die and meet whatever god we serve. I am personally a believer that the Christian God is the only God, but I can not say yes or no to the question of is Allah and is God the same person. There is definite differences between each religion, but at the same time there is many similarities. It may all be because of difference in interpretations . That is why in each religion we find different denominations or sects of each because we are a people of varying thinking and ideas. I am not here to force my beliefs onto any of you, but to show that everyone has an opinion.
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+2 # Ryan Swanson 2016-04-27 15:13
This is a very interesting topic that comes between Christians and Muslims. I do not believe that Allah and God are the same. Some reasons why are God has a begotten son that was the ultimate sacrifice for the sin of the world and Allah doesn't have a son or sacrifice for sin. God requires salvation through belief in Christ and Allah is through sufficient works. Also Islam uses the same history as Christianity, but they believe as Jesus as a prophet instead of a savior. This a very interesting topic to discuss.
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0 # Eric 2016-04-27 22:27
So they are basically the same thing, but they have different version of "salvation".
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+2 # Noelle 2016-04-28 01:24
No, I would say that God of Christianity and Allah of Islam are very different. Dr. Labib doesn't necessarily outline the differences in this section, but he does in other sections, such as the article about Muslim Paradise and Christian Heaven.
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+2 # Maddie 2016-04-27 23:00
This helped me a lot. I've always just assumed that they were the same person with different names. I'm glad this cleared things up!
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+2 # Jessica 2016-04-28 00:36
I have never thought that the God of Christianity and the god of muslims were the same, but I have wondered if muslims or other religions think they are the same. I have found the differences and similarities interesting to learn about though.
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+2 # Marie 2016-04-28 01:31
It can be debatable, but there definitely are some similarities.
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0 # Megan 2016-04-28 15:31
On a basic level, I believe that Allah to Muslims and God to Christians are the same person. After reading about the five pillars of a Muslim's faith, it reminds me of the laws given to Jews before the coming of Jesus. Also, remember that Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet and not the savior of the world. In reality, I think that followers of both religions have displayed God in different ways while still trying to convey similar ideas. Both Allah and God are shown as compassionate deities that want followers to give their devotion to.

While this article brings up several good points, it seems vague to me. I found support for the development of ideas but there is no prove to back anything said here. I wish there was some sort of proof to validate the opinions stated to make it more believable.
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0 # Daniel 2016-05-02 13:24
I feel like this miss conception is more of a question of what you believe because there is no way of knowing for sure whether or not if they are the same Gods, even though, Allah does mean God.
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0 # Danny 2016-05-02 14:25
I agree with you Megan; the information is a bit vague. It does explain some key differences between the religions, but I believe it needs more facts and specifics
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