The Muslim view of God is a result of a Muslim’s view of the holy books of Allah. This is both good news and bad news. Notice, I did not say the Islamic view of God, but the Muslim view of God. A Muslim’s entire understanding is and can shape by what he reads in the holy books and what he taught by those he trusts.
The religion of Islam flatly rejects the prior revelations of Allah contained in the books of Moses and the Injeel (the Gospel). The Belief in the Holy Books;
As you know, in any country or kingdom there is a working body of laws or a constitution. These documents contain the operating instructions for life in that kingdom or country. In the same way, Allah gave us a constitution for his kingdom through His revelations that He sent down through His prophets. These revelations comprise His holy words.
According to the Muslim view of God and God’s holy books, each prophet faithful and fulfilled God’s will. Mosa(Moses), Younas(Jonah), Dawood (David), Isaiah , Issa(Jesus), and others communicated God’s word faithfully, as did the last prophet, Muhammad. Islam claims that Muhammad (S.A.W) brought the final revelation of Allah’s Word.
This book of revelation, the Quran, said to Allah’s ultimate revelation for man. The very book itself is highly esteemed. One never see the Quran put under another book, and all Muslims wash themselves before reading the Quran. Most Muslims become shocked or offended if they see handwritten notes in a Christian’s Bible.
This is a sign of disrespect. The Quran prime holy book used to shape the Muslim view of God. Again, this is both good and bad. Notice, the Quran is not the sole shaper of Muslim beliefs, simply the prime source. Along with the Quran, Muslims generally adhere to the sayings and recorded actions of Muhammad (S.A.W), collected in and known as the Hadith. These called the Traditions of the Prophet. The Hadith were witnessed by his closest companions and eventually written down after his death.
One trouble with the Hadith is that there are literally thousands upon thousands of these sayings. Many of them used to justify or condemn and control every aspect of Muslim life. Muhammad’s (S.A.W) own words and deeds serve as the prime example of acceptable Muslim behavior.
If there is a Hadith of the prophet doing a thing a specific way then all good Muslims will attempt to do that thing in the same manner. One can readily see how the Muslim view of God shaped by his belief in the holy books. Allah, Himself is the guardian of both.
Muslims also believe that Allah sent down about 100 some odd holy revelations to man. Conveniently, these were “lost”. Finally, the Torah of Moses (Tawrat), the Psalms of David (Zabur), the Gospel of Christ (Injil) all said to be corrupted and untrustworthy today. Here is where I usually challenge Muslims a bit. If He can faithfully guard the Quran, why was some Jew or Christian able to change or corrupt the former holy books? Was Allah asleep when this occurred?
Into Holy Quran, “O ye who believe, Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and the scripture which He hath sent to His Messenger and the scripture which He sent to those before (him). Any who denieth Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messenger, and the Day of Doom, hath gone far, far astray.” S. 4:136
During most of the conversations with Muslims about the Savior, this argument (the corruption of the Bible) comes up. It is unfortunate, but it reminds me that the only way to a person’s heart is through the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, not through clever arguments. Changing the Muslim view of God is no small task. It can do, but Allah’s grace and mercy must be where one places his trust.
According to the Islamic theology, god has all-powerful and all-knowing sustained, ordained and judge of everything in existence. God is unique and merciful and omnipotent and in the Quran, no vision can grasp him and his grasp is over all the vision. God said in the holy Quran, he is neither begetting nor is born, no one is equivalent to him.
In Islam, there 99 known names of God, among the 99 names of God the most familiar and frequent names the “the sympathetic, merciful and ordering of the universe seen as an act of prime mercy for which all the creatures sing God attributes as well as bear witness to God’s unity. Some of the biggest misconceptions that many on- Muslims have to do with the word of Allah and for various reasons many people have come to believe that Muslims worship a different god than Christians and Jews.
Allah is simply the Arabic word and there is only one God. Muslims worship the God of Noha, Abraham, Moses, David and peace be upon them all. First of all, Allah is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and jews use for God. In the Arabic bible language, you will see the word Allah being used where god used in English. This is very important that the Arabic word Allah has deep religious message due to its root origin and meaning. The most teaching of Islam is to believe in the oneness of god, many of the idolaters knew and believed that only the supreme god could do all this and yet they associated other gods with him.
one must acknowledge the fact that this is god alone who deserves to be worshiped. All the Muslims believe that god has no father or mother, no daughter, and son. He is the god of all mankind, not a special tribe or race.