The people of the book

The People of the Book is referred to in the Quran as all those who received the message of God, the Jews, Christians & Muslims.

All those to believe in “One God” are brothers & sisters in faith. It is a bond made not of blood, but rather, by faith.

Garry Wills

American author, journalist, and historian, specializing in American history, politics, and religion, especially the history of the Catholic Church.

So what can we tell about their religion? Naturally we should go to their Quran and see what a creed would sound like. In the Gospel of Matthew, they asked Jesus how to pray to The Father, and he gives them the "Lord's Prayer". In the Quran, they asked Allah, through Muhammad, how they should pray, and here's one of the many creeds in the Quran; "We believe in God, and in what was sent down to us (Quran), and what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isacc, Jacob and the twelve tribes, and what was given to Moses (Torah/Law), Jesus (Gospel) and all the prophets by the Lord. We make no distinction between any of them and we devote ourselves to Him and all of them." That's a very inclusive creed. The narrow definers of Judaism sometimes say "The chosen people are the circumsized" and narrow believers in Christianity sometimes say that "The chosen people are the baptiszed" but the Quran says "the chosen people are all the monothiests from the beginning of creation". Allah says that He has sent messengers at every stage of creation. All of his human creatures are given a message from Him. He said I gave it in the language that they use. I gave it in Hebrew for the Jewish covenant, I gave it in Greek for the Christian covenant, and I gave it in Arabic for the Islamic covenant, but they are all "My People".

monotheism

Jewish: The Shema

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.” (Deuteronomy 6:4)

Christians: The Shema

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.” (Mark 12:29)

Muslims: Shahada

“He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.” (Quran 112)

Greetings

Jewish: Shalom Aleichem

 

Christians: Shalom

Muslims: Assalamu Alaikum

Sons of Abraham

Ishmael

The founding father of the Arabs.

Isaac

The founding father of the Jews.