Jesus Christ, peace and blessings of God be upon him, taught his disciples to recite the Lord’s Prayer every day with heart and presence of mind, as opposed to simply repeating its words with redundancy.

The Lord’s Prayer and the opening chapter of the Qur’an, al-Fatiha, share a multitude of similarities.

Like Christians, who are taught to recite this prayer every day, so too must Muslims recite al-Fatiha a minimum of 17 times each day during the 5 daily prayers, in which they prostrate with presence of heart and hallow the name of our Father, God the Exalted.

Take a look at the two photos below.  Do you see any similarities between James Tissot’s depcition of Jesus and his disciples with “The Lord’s Prayer” and the photo of prominent Muslim Scholars?  Dress, beards and head coverings are similar, as well as the hands raised while supplicating.

This is what the Christian Abyssinian King Negus must have meant when he responded to the Muslim immigrants, “We are two lights from the same Lamp.”

Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us,

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

For ever and ever.

Amen.

Matthew [ 9 – 13 ]

In The Name of God, the Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful

All praise and gratitude belongs to God,

Lord of all the Worlds,

The Entirely Merciful,

The Especially Merciful,

Master of the Day of Judgment.

You alone do we worship,

And You alone do we ask for help.

Guide us to the Straight Path:

The Path of those whom Your blessings are upon,

Not of those who have evoked Your anger,

Or of those who go astray.

Amen.

Qur’an [ 1 ]


“Two lights from the same Lamp.”