Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Works
Does God Hear Muslims' Prayers?
Islam affirms that Allah’s nature is one (tauhid) in the sense of his utter simplicity and uncompoundedness. But the unfolding truth about God throughout biblical revelation is that God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Islam resolutely denies the incarnation of Christ. Because the deity of Jesus and his place in the Godhead are fundamental to the Christian conception of God, it would be hard to assert, from either the Islamic or Christian perspective, that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. But when discussing whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God, we must remember that God does not deal with theologies; he deals with persons.
Biblical and Theological Studies; Religious Studies Program
Lewis, Jim, "Does God Hear Muslims' Prayers?" (2002). Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Works. 54.