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Muslim Salvation Question

I keep hearing Muslims say two things that are confusing me. First they say that they worship the same God as the Christians worship. So basically, they say that I worship Allah (which means God in Arabic, and is basically the same God?).

They also say that if you worship him, you will be forgiven.

So do Muslims believe Christians are going to heaven? Jews? Do they need to convert to Islam even if they are still worshiping the same god?

What is the deal here?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Oct. 22, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (33)
  • What do you think about Galatians 1:8, "Let God's curse fall on anyone, including myself, who preaches any other message than the one we told you about. Even if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message, let him be forever cursed."

    I guess it is confusing, because you say you believe that Jesus was a messenger from God and that the people who believed in Him before Mohammed are okay, but these very people said that there will be no "new" message. And anyone who comes and says that there is a new message, even if it is an angel should be accursed.

    Why don't you think this applies to Mohammed? Do you not feel like it is a different message, even though it excludes the people who only hold to the previous message?

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • First..What should be understood when muslims say they worship the same god.. is that They worship The God who sent down the torah and the Bible. This does not mean they worship Jesus. So in that sense WE DO NOT WORSHIP THE SAME GOD IF BY IT YOU MEAN JESUS. If you do mean the God of Abraham.. Then YES we do worship the CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND EARTH.
    i hope this clears that misconception. And yes Allah in Arabic does mean God... however we do not believe Jesus is God or ever was God. We believe Jesus was a creation of God's word Be.


    We believe that if you worship Allah and Believe in his final messenger and profess this with your heart, tongue and limbs then You are forgiven your Past sins (before becoming muslim) and you may be forgiven for future sins if God so Wills and has mercy upon you. it by no means, means that you are forgiven for all of your sins... only God knws what he will forgive and not.


    Answer by Aasiyah at 4:23 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Lastly... muslims believe that paradise is for the believer. The believer being the one who submits to the Will of God and who beleives in Allah and his messenger.

    We do know for a fact that some jews & some followers of Christ will be in paradise because Allah tells us that those who believed during the time that the original Torah was sent down and followed it will be in paradise.. and the same for those who believed in Christ and followed the original Bible.

    Now.. We do not believe that anyone who did not accept Jesus as the Messiah and abandoned not the old book (torah) when the new book was revealed will got o paradise. They are in disbelieve and disobedience.

    Also when those who followed Christ and his message deviated from it and began instead to worship Christ .. therefore abandoning what Christ came with which was to worship the Creator, they will not got to paradise because they worship other then God the Creato

    Answer by Aasiyah at 4:27 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • lastly.. every man kind needs to worship Allah. The Quran was sent as a final revelation to clarify and verify what came before it as well as to bring new law to mankind. It is until the final hour. It is not exclusive to the pagans of Arabia who received the glad tidings of paradise and the warning of the hell fire. it is for everyone from the time of the revelation until resurrection day.
    So yes, they would need to revert to Islam in order to worship Allah the creator of the heavens and earth as revealed. But they cannot be made to.. Everyone must make their own choice.. by.. reading, knowing and accepting... if they don't.. then their reckoning is with the Creator.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 4:34 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Well to answer you..The Quran states that the Bible was corrupted by Men not Jesus. And it also goes on to say that the Quran is sent down as a final message to mankind confirming what came before it and verifying what came before it.

    So i take that with a grain of salt. knowing that i fully believe the Message in the Quran. So therefore, i accept it as truth and i know that the bible is mixed with truth and non truths. This is hard to accept but when you read the Quran and you read the sayings of the prophet and you come to understand it... you accept it... and have no reason to doubt it.. because you see for yourself how clear it is, how true it is.

    no granted this may be offensive.. but im just explaining our belief system that is based solely on what Allah has informed us of.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 4:52 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • the Quran is not exclusive.. it includes everyone. have you ever read it from cover to cover?

    Answer by Aasiyah at 4:56 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • and NOT all the people who believed in Jesus are ok ..only the ones that believed in his UNcorrupted message..the corruption came after Jesus was no longer here and those incharged changed what he said.. or brought.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 4:59 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • surah 21 An-anbiya
    104. The Day that we roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books (completed)― even as We produced the first Creation, so shall We produce a new one: a promise We have undertaken: truly shall We fulfil it.
    105. Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses): My servants, the Righteous shall inherit the earth."
    106. Verily in the (Qur'an) is a Message for people who would (truly) worship Allah.
    107. We sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures.
    108. Say: "What has come to me by inspiration is that your God is One God: will ye therefore bow to His Will (in Islam)?"
    109. But if they turn back say: "I have proclaimed the Message to you all alike and in truth; but I know not whether that which ye are promised is near or far.

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 5:31 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Surah 22 al-haj,
    31. Being true in faith to Allah and never assigning partners to Him: if anyone assigns partners to Allah he is as if he had fallen from heaven and been snatched up by birds or the wind had swooped (like a bird on its prey) and thrown him into a far-distant place.

    We believe that Allah has no partner in his dominion, and that to worship something with Allah, or to believe that they have power is a sin , for only Allah has power. It is one of the sins that will not be forgiven unless it is repented from before death. So we think that to worship Jesus is polytheism, and to believe Mary can intercess for you is polytheism. and it is not the belief in one almighty God ( Allah ). As such no we dont think that that present day Chriatians who worship Jesus will go to heaven. We believe that those who followed the original message in its original form before its corruption ----- continued

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 5:50 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • So when the Bible says in John 14:6 that Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Muslims believe that men changed that and/or added it in there? Do you believe the Bible when it says He is the son of God or that men changed or added that too? Do you believe that He came down and was sacrificed so that all sins would be forgiven? Do you believe he rose from the dead? 

    Different anon than op here: not trying to bash or say you are wrong I'm just curious about what you think about some of these specifics.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Oct. 22, 2009