I seek refuge with God (Allah), from Shaitan (the Devil).
With the name Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
Any of us that has spent any time within the Church (which I am sure is a majority of African American’s) have some knowledge of the savior, who (to them) is Jesus Christ (may peace be upon him) who the Christians worship as the son of God as if he were God.
I seek refuge with Allah. As true believer’s we know that God is One, Who needs no consort nor help of any kind. When He decides on anything He simply Will’s it to be. He neither has a son, nor was He ever a son, and there is nothing like Him (Quran 112:1-4).
As Muslims we know that there is no god but Allah; it is the absolute foundation of our belief. “I testify there is nothing worthy of worship But The God (Allah); and I testify that Muhammad ibn Abdullah, to whom God revealed the Quran is the Messenger of God (Allah in Arabic means ‘The God’). We worship Allah (God) exclusively; – and we look to the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him) we follow the example set by the life of the Prophet because he is the one that God choose to deliver the Message to Mankind and is the best example of how to follow the Message, (Quran 33:21). We honor the Prophet Muhammad for this distinction given to him by God, by asking God to send His Peace and Blessing onto His Prophet Muhammad صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمُ .
The links below give an idea of the Christian view of a savior, in a song [ “Pass Me Over,” not out of place for the Christian]. Followed by another link which questions the use of the term savior, particularly because of its religious connotation. Allah (The God) Most High asks us to give up all of that we clung to which takes us away from complete devotion to Him.
* The song (Pass me over) implies a reference to Prophet Jesus [a.s.]; first as son, a king, then an often repeated chours (waiting) “until the saviour comes.”
Dont be afraid, He who knows will make a way
His word alone is what has kept me
Born a son, king of eternal peace
Lay your burdens down
“Just leave me be until the Savior comes.”
Ibrahim (Abraham) questions his father: “O my father! Why do you worship that which hears not, sees not and cannot avail you in anything?” (Quran – 19:42).