ONENESS AND DOMINANCE OF ALLAH 4
Onenessand Dominance of Allah
Thebook of Quran recognizes the superiority of God. Just likeChristianity and Judaism, Islam regards Allah as the Supreme Being tobe worshiped. The three religions expound the need to adopt religiousbeliefs and practices with great regard for the spirit in thesociety. The adherents consider that humans draw inspiration fromdivine power. As such, people need to identify with the laws andpractices that are influenced by religious tenets. It is the duty ofthe faithful to inform the society on believing in God as well asethical values in fellowship and peace.Muslims, like many other believers, have different sects that adoptdistinct ideologies and theology.Oneness of God, responsibility to perform good acts, fairness, andintegrity are some of the values in the Islamic faith.
TheQuran refers to Christians and Jews as the Peopleof the Bookbecause they draw inspiration from God’s prophets. The saidreligions do not condone idol worship, but allows materialpossession. Conservative believers adopt a simple life, although in avery articulate approach. Their integration into the modern cultureis evident today through increased practices that heavily borrow fromthe Islamic traditions.Quran urges adherents to consider the interests of all people,irrespective of their characteristics (Peters& Esposito, 2008). Throughthe teachings, faithful have a reference point to help them overcometheir challenges.
Jewshave remained steadfast to their traditions, even as the reformerscontinue to embrace new cultures and practices. Reformed Judaismargues on the need to give room for changes to enhance co-existenceamong communities. The issue has led to wide-ranging reforms in thepractices of Judaism. The main tenets upheld by the transformedJudaism include Israel, God, and Torah, although they have differentinterpretations from the original values and practices. Christianfaithful recognize the diversity in the principles. The threereligions believe that all human beings were created in God’simage hence, the need to embrace diversity in the religiouspractices. Judaism texts and standards had great influence in thedevelopment of other beliefs such as Islam and Christianity. Severalvirtues and teachings of Judaism have influenced ethics and laws inthe secular world. Acceptanceof many traditions has led to varied thinking regarding therelationship between God and humans. Theinterests on the teachings and principles of the Book of Quran havegrown in the modern society. Nonetheless, some Muslim faithfuldisagrees with the modernity. The perspective is different from theChristians who progress to new changes in their beliefs (Peters &Esposito, 2008).
Humandignity and respect must be maintained irrespective of sexorientation, race, nationality, religion, economic, and socialstatus. Respect for human rights creates the foundation for aconstructive platform, which enhances the socio-economic developmentaround the world (Gilman,2014).The religious practices exhibited by the three religions underscorethe significance of drawing inspiration from God. It is through thespiritual values that contemporary society has learnt thesignificance of co-existence despite the challenges and opportunitiesaround the world. Religion has an important and dynamic force thatinfluences major facets in a society. The beliefs and practices helpin balancing the good and evil.
Inconclusion, the knowledge acquired from the Book of Quran isinstrumental in improving my understanding about various religions oncertain matters that cut across religions. It will assist inpromoting co-existence among people from all walks of life. It isnoteworthy that religious differences emanate from the diverse tenetsadopted by respective groupings. Judaism, Christianity, and Islamrecognize the existence of a covenant with God.
Gilman,S. (2014). Judaism,Christianity, and Islam: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age ofDiaspora.Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
Peters,F., & Esposito, J. (2008). TheChildren of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam: A New Edition.Princeton: Princeton University Press.