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The Rights of Allah between Islam and Christianity

MIT
6/1/2017
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All the praises and thanks be to Allah Alone. Prayers and peace of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions.

 

The most essential right that man must fulfill, first: is the right of his creator, cherisher and care taker, Allah, the Almighty, who has the most important rights of all.

 

Allah, the Almighty, is the king of all kings, the Omnipotent, the just, the Only one, Who has neither wife nor a son, the One Who creates from nothing, and returns His creations again to the earth to become like soil dirt once again.

 

If Allah, the Almighty, stopped His virtuous care for a glimpse of an eye of us, men, women and children, or for only few moments, our entire life or world would collapse, vanish, come to an end, or be. It is because of the mercy, blessings, care, gifts, grants of Allah, the Almighty, unto us, that leads us to think that Allah, the Almighty, is entitled for most important right of all.

 

He, the Almightily, definitely, has the right of creating us from nothing, preparing us for whatever we shall become while realizing we are completely incapable of doing anything, and last, but not the least, providing us with all that we have in terms such as health, strength, senses, food, shelter, abilities. And yet, Allah , the Almighty, does not ask anything in return for all His gifts, grants and bounties offered by generously without limitation, as He grants to all who believe in Him, follow His teachings and commands, and to those who do not, as well. He requires no favors from us He demands no provision of food or drink, as He, the Almighty, is neither in need of nourishment, nor in need for us for ant reason. Allah , the Almighty, stated in the glorious Quran: {Enjoin prayer on thy people, and be constant therein. We ask thee not to provide sustenance: We provide it for thee. But the (fruit of) the Hereafter is for Righteousness} [Quran 20:132].

 

There are some clear similarities between Christian and Muslim beliefs as regards the right of Allah.

 

 

Both Islam and Christianity believe that it is Allah's basic right to be worshipped alone without associating anything with Him. Allah says:

وَاعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ وَلَا تُشْرِكُوا بِهِ شَيْئًا

"Worship Allah, and join not any partners with Him" Quran 4:6

 

At the core of Islam and Christianity is belief in One God. Muslims and Christians are Monotheists. The Muslim doctrine of monotheism is confessed in the Shahada (testimony), the first pillar of Islam.

 

Like Islam, monotheism is a central Christian doctrine. Jesus affirmed monotheism as part of the first and greatest commandement: One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" The most important one "answered Jesus, "is this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all our soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' Mark 12:28-30. It is also said in Isaiah 45:5: I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me.

 

Jesus said as recorded in in Matthew chapter 4, when Satan tempted Him to worship him, responding to Satan that it was not proper to worship anyone other than the Lord your God.

But Muslims do not believe that Trinitarianism is monotheistic but shirk, the unpardonable sin is assigning partners or equals to Allah.

However, obedience to Allah, the Lord of the whole world is also among His unanimous rights in Islam and Christianity. Allah , the Creator, the Commander. So, all people should do what He orders. Allah says:

 

أَلَا لَهُ الْخَلْقُ وَالْأَمر تَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ

 

{ ………His is the Creation and Commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)!} [7:54].

 

Obedience to God's commands is also mentioned and stated in many texts of the new statement. In Psalm 128:1: “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him”. James 1:22-25 says: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. . . .Whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”

 

It is also Allah's right to be sincerity to Him. In Islam and Christianity sincerity is the fact that the person abides by an order or avoids a sin just for the sake of Allah not seeking any praise from any body for such acts of worship. Allah says about good Muslims:

 

إِنَّمَا نُطْعِمُكُمْ لِوَجْهِ اللَّهِ لَا نُرِيدُ مِنكُمْ جَزَاءً وَلَا شُكُورًا * إِنَّا نَخَافُ مِن رَّبِّنَا يَوْمًا عَبُوسًا قَمْطَرِيرًا

 

{(Saying): "We feed you seeking Allâh's Countenance only. We wish for no reward, nor thanks from you. "Verily, We fear from our Lord a Day, hard and distressful, that will make the faces look horrible (from extreme dislike to it)." } [76:9,10].

 

It is said in 2 Corinthians 2:17, "For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ."






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