Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics

(Jacob Rumans) #1

Muslims believe that all prophets were

sent with the same message, regardless

of where they went and in what period

they preached. Allah tells Muhammad,

‘‘Nothing is said to you that has not

been said to other apostles before you’’

(Sura41:43). However, Muslims believe

that only Muhammad and his

community received the message

without changing it, and that the Koran

is the only perfect record of the Will of

Allah. All the prophets, Muslims

assume, were sent to teach people how

to worship Allah through prayers,

almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimages to

the holy sites.

[ 4 ]The importance of angels in Islam is

particularly exemplified by the

Koran’s odd teachings about the angel

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