[quote=MariaG]Catechism of the Catholic Church
**841 **The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”
Muslims say they worship the God of Abraham. As such, even if they do not understand God’s nature completely, we can still offer prayers to Him together. We can even choose to refer to God as simply God, or Allah, accepting that Allah is one name for the God of Abraham. A name that incompletely understands the nature of God, but worship that SAME God nonetheless.
To do otherwise smacks me as people who say, “Catholics worship Mary” We explain our beliefs and people still don’t believe us.
“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”.
“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into hearts of the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whome ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know”. Quran 8:60
“…if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also…” Matt 5:39
“Will ye not fight a folk who broke their solemn pledges, and purposed to drive out the messenger and did attack your first”.
“Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil agianst you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.” Matt 5:11
“And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove your out, for persecution is worse than slaughter.” Quran 2:19
Is this the same God you are referring to??? Because we worship different Gods.