The Judaic or Islamic Declaration of Faith (Shema or Shahada) ?

First of all, both the Judaic and Islamic declarations of Faith are beautiful compared to the Christian declaration that "Jesus is our Savior and the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are one in Trinity". This polytheistic declaration is an insult to Monotheism in which Judaism and Islam base their beliefs.

Although some critics from Judaism have similarly analyzed the Islamic declaration of Faith (Shahada) to suggest Muslims associate partners with God, these polemicists argue;

[the Jews confession of faith is "Hear O Israel the Lord is God the Lord is ONE" the Moslems is "No God but Allah and Muhammad is his apostle" The Jews put God higher in their confession they do not associate Samuel or Moses (prophets) as Moslems put Muhammad in there.]...

Muslims put Muhammad in the declaration because any follower of Christianity or Judaism can say "there is no deity except for Allah (God in Arabic), while only a Muslim can say "and Muhammad is the servant of Allah".

Second, by including Muhammad in the declaration, we are in fact acknowledging all the Prophets before Muhammad, including Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and so on.

Third, by declaring that Muhammad is a -servant- of God in our (Shahada), we are actually countering the Christian declaration that Jesus and God are one. Muslims are clarifying that Only God is the deity and that Muhammad is not a deity, instead a servant.

Now when one examines the Judaic declaration with equal scrutiny, we actually find a hidden insult to God;

[Hear O Israel]

Israel is one of the smallest countries in the world, why would God say "listen Israel" rather than "Listen World". The Judaic declaration accuses God of being ignorant. Ignoring the world and only speaking to Israel.

The Judaic declaration portrays a selective racist God, when in fact, the Bible states that God spoke to all people:

"Do you Israelites think you are more important to me than the Ethiopians ?" asks the LORD. "I brought you out of Egypt, but have I not done as much for other nations, too? I brought the Philistines from Crete and led the Arameans out of Kir" Amos 9:7

Therefore, the Judaic declaration of faith similar to the Christian declaration of faith, insults and humanizes God, while only the Islamic declaration of Faith displays the universal Divine character of God by comparing the final Prophet to his Master, and stating that only God (Allah in Arabic) is Divine.

Jews also claim [Declaration of Jews is positive, declaration of Muslims starts from word "NO".]

this is a very old and amusing polemic, actually the Muslim Shahada starts with:

"Ashhadu Alla Ilaha Illa Allah Wa Ashhadu Anna Muhammad Rasulu Allah"

""I bear witness that there is…." meaning everywhere in the world, only God is Divine

Furthermore, do a word search, the word "NO" almost appears twice as much in the Jewish Bible than it does in the Quran.


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