Sample Essay

The relevance of these verses of our topic is that because the concept of monotheism is so key to the Koran any kind of religious pluralism would only be acceptable to the Koran if the other religion being considered would stress thus equally on monotheism. Presumably as the previous part of the essay indicates to us that Koran accepts that Islam is the last in a line of religions of which Judaism and Christianity are part it would appear that the Koran would recognize monotheism as being an important part of these religions too. However this is where the difference emerges. Despite all of this the Koran identifies key differences between the three religions. As far as Christianity is concerned the Koran interprets trinity as a variation on the concept of monotheism and thereby making this religion unacceptable. The Koran says in reference to this.

“O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His apostles. Say not “Trinity”: desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah. Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs”(Surah-Al-Nisa Verse 171

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