If there is One God why are so many religions?

One true God sent one true religion.

A quest for the truth and finding the right religion should include this question: if there is One God why are so many religions? This is also a question that atheists pose when they question the validity of religious beliefs. The Quran tells us that God has sent messengers with the same fundamental message. The message was to submit to the will of One Creator and do good to the other creations. Abraham, Noah, Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad (Peace be on all of them) were some of the members of the club of God’s messengers. God sent them over the time to different communities as good role models for the people. God inspired them the knowledge to teach people the standards prescribed by God. Islam teaches that there is one religion under One God. God sent the same message to all humanity: worship One God, do good to others.

Unreliable records of old time

Reliable and verifiable recording and transmission mechanism was absent in the old times. As a result, Preservation of information in the ancient time was imprecise. Moreover, the literacy in general was extremely low. The messengers delivered the divine revelations to the people around them. People from generation to generation relayed those messages as oral traditions. Unknown people of unknown time lapse from the original revelations collected some of those in writing. People added their opinions, they forgot the contents. Many messages lost their contexts. Reactions from humans became part of the divine message. Over time, difference in interpretations of the scriptures became wider and wider. As a result, one religion under one God turned to many.

The Quran verifies previous divine messages

The humanity received divine revelations through the prophets (peace be on all of them). The Quran verifies, complements and concludes those revelations. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is the last member of this prophetic chain. All prophets were unique in their scope and ability. The Quran commanded Muslims not to discriminate between them. The messages in previous scriptures were changed due to human factors. One name of the Quran is “the Forqan” meaning “the criterion”. The Quran asserted itself as a yardstick to evaluate the messages of the older scriptures. Thus, the Quran intended to rectify the corrupted messages in the previous scriptures and keep one religion under One God.

A copy of the Holy Quran

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Preserving the Quran in it’s original form

Allah revealed the Quran through the angel Jibril to prophet Muhammad (Peace be up on him). Since The time of the first revelation, Allah sent revelations in fragments over a period of 23 years. Sometimes revelation came in response to certain occasions and events to instruct and guide the believers. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be up on him) was unlettered. So he memorized all the revelations himself . He also appointed some of his disciples to write down the revelations. Many of the disciples memorized the Quran to it’s entirety. https://qpeace.net/?p=3960

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