Do Jews, Christians and Muslims All Pray to the Same God?
I believe most assuredly that Muslims, Christians and Jews are
worshiping the same God: the God of Abraham. As an extension of
culture, religion encompasses traditions and customs. These
differences in how we worship appear to be a focal point, rather than
the sameness among the religions.
All three major religions involve fasting of some sort, charity to
others, deliberate prayer and the reverence of the one true God. Each
message is the same, each message to each “people” coming through a
different messenger. Insha’ Allah, we will one day focus on the
similarities and not the differences.
– Jade Jordan, Columbia
The essence of Christian belief is that Jesus is the son of God, but
there is more to it than that. Most Christian belief is based on the
notion that there are three separate, co-equal persons making up the
Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), but that there are not three
Gods but one.
This is the God that Christians pray to. Jews and Muslims do not
accept Jesus as the son of God and an integral and co-equal part of a
Trinitarian Godhead. By definition, then, the God of “Christ”-ians is
not the same as the “God” prayed to by Jews and Muslims.
– Gordon Nelson, Bowie
As a Christian evangelist-pastor who was formerly a minister in the
Nation of Islam, I have wrestled with this very question for many
years as I, too, have pondered another question: “Were the black
Christian people who were being lynched praying to the same God which
their white Christian attackers were invoking as they carried out
their murderous activity?”
The sad but true fact is that so many different people have so many
diverse thoughts and beliefs about God that we have developed a “to
each his or her own” theological/philosophical understanding. And in
the final analysis, it may be that neither so-called Christians and
Jews nor Muslims are praying to the true and living God because so
much of what we call religion may actually be social, cultural and/or
– Godfrey R. Patterson, Silver Spring
Most dictionaries state the following:
Yahwe: (n) a name for the Old Testament God.
Je·ho·vah: (n) God, especially in Christian translations of the
Al·lah: (n) God, especially in Islam.
So let’s see . . . God, God, and yes, God. A trifecta! The three
largest creeds on earth all rely on “God” as the ultimate source for
justice, righteousness and compassion. Yet, we as "God’s followers"
rarely extend these qualities to our peers. I believe these faiths do
share the same God. It is our duty as God’s followers to become
consistent in extending true brotherhood/sisterhood amongst all of
– Aamir M. Nooruddin, Silver Spring
There is only one Lord, one Faith, and one Baptism. There is only one
name given unto men under which mankind can be saved, and two of
these religions do not recognize Him as being God. So therefore, they
are not praying to Him, and His name is none other than Jesus.
– Monique Morsell, Sunderland
I believe there are many names for one God who is a supreme and
loving deity. Our one God does not advocate hatred, prejudice or
violence, but wishes that we bond to work for common benevolence such
as peace on Earth and love for our fellow mortals. When we die, the
hereafter will not be segregated by race or religion, but by past
deeds both evil and good.
– Patrice K. Jones-Caraway, Adelphi