God loves both Christians and Muslims in equal measures even if they have different ways of praying with different books that they regard to be from God. They are all children of God and none is special than the other.
How Does the Quran Describe God’s Love?
The Quran stresses on Allah’s singularity and sole sovereignty, the doctrinal tenet is known as tawhid which means oneness. Allah never sleeps or tires, He is transcendent but reacts to everything through his omnipresence and divine knowledge.
He creates out on nothing without consultations. Allah has no offspring’s. Allah is therefore the creator, judge and rewarder as per the Quran. Allah is unique(Wahid) and inherently one(ahad).
Finally, Allah (SWTL) is omnipotent and all merciful therefore he is the highest, protector, compassionate and forgiving. The Muslims religion is therefore all about total and complete submission to Allah and the following of his scriptures.
Secondly, another major tenet in the Islamic and Christians world is the issue of God’s love towards them. The Quran and bible expresses various verses that proves Gods eternal love towards them.
In the Quran, Allah is also known as Rahman the Raheem which are translated to merciful and compassionate in vague. But the true definition is that of motherly love which is seen as loving, caring, compassionate and empathetic.
The Quran mentions two kinds of love, one is Rahma the other is Hub. Allah has Rahma upon everything and everyone. “My Rahma has encompassed everything” Quran 7:157.
This shows God’s love towards his creation that is why he provides for everyone food, shelter, and life even those disbelieving in him and despite our sins. The Quran refers to rain as Rahma (Quran 35:45).
Allah’s love is not selective
God introduces himself in the first verse of the Quran as Rahman Raheem he wants the reader to know he is loving, compassionate and ever forgiving. The second level of Allah’s love is the hub and the hub is reserved for those who obey God totally.
Allah does not have a hub for special or certain types of people like oppressors, arrogant ones and liars. To attain this level of love one must obey God and follow his teachings (Quran 3:31).
Therefore, Allah is not a God who is out to punish but of love who sent Muhammad to bring back his people to the old ways.
How does the Bible Describe Gods Love?
In Christianity Gods love is voluminous in the context that it is expressed in many ways and for many centuries. In 1st John 4:8 Gods, the main attribute is love “whoever does not know love does not know God, because God is love”.
It doesn’t define God as love but shows how his love is within us in all he does. Christians believe that what they need is God’s love to conquer all. God shows us that everything he has done for us is out of pure love for us.
1 Corinthians 13:4_8 gives some description of love. “love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, does not dishonor others, it’s not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always hopes, always perseveres. Love never flops.
At the hub of these qualities is the unwavering aspect of God’s love shown by the convectional relationship and covenant with humans which dates back to the time of creation to Abraham and continued for ages.
Examples of God’s Love in The Bible
God maintains that same patience and mercy since Adam and Eve sinned, He provided for them clothing after forgiving them.
The time the Israelites rebelled against him he took them out of Egypt and maintained a covenant relationship with them and the story of Jonah who fled from the lord God but he delivered him from death.
God’s faithfulness and love throughout history has always been experienced by Christians who know how to pray the right way. God shows love through the act of salvation when he gave his one and only son to save us from sins.
In John 3:16, “for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” God sent Christ as a ransom for the defiant.
Jesus displays his love through the acts of healing the sick and dying on the cross. On the cross, he prayed for the forgiveness of the ones who placed him there. (John 3:16, I John 3:16, 4:10 and Romans 4:8) it shows that salvation is open to all who believe in Christ.
It shows that God’s love does not discriminate. The bible has shown his love when he sends various prophets like Nehemiah, Jeremiah, and Elijah to save us from judgment and bring us back to his arms.
In addition to us, God’s love is poured unto us through the holy spirit which leads us to do various good deeds for him and others.
His love is steadfast with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. (Deuteronomy 7:9)
To conclude this, always know that nobody has ever been punished by God based on religion. We are all punished or blessed based on our deeds.
We have rich Christians and Muslims, the same applies to the poor. This tells you that God Still Loves us all and he knows how to judge best. Never think that a Muslim or A Christian is special because are equally loved before God.
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