Judeo-Christian-Islamic Prayer: The Lord's Prayer (Kadesh) Similarity To The Opening (Surah Fatiha)
Being raised in the USA and attending First Baptist Church Kindergarten in Denton, Texas; I remembered The Lord's Prayer after hearing it during the Conference. Also, before I went to the conference I happened to run across this video of the movie "Gabriel" where The Lord's Prayer is recited in the song that accompanies the video:
Coincidentally, Gabriel is the Angel that we as Muslims believe revealed the message of Islam to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
We see that both the Lord's prayer in the Bible and the Opening Chapter of the Qur'an (Sura Fatiha), go to the root of all religions ever professed by man. They are truly universal prayers. No man need hesitate to join in the solemn recitation of either.
The Islamic prayer is simpler than the Christian prayer. We do not say that one is good and that the other is bad. No, both are very good indeed, however one seems simpler than the other. Let us compare them.
If we carefully compare the parts of each prayer which are written above as separate paragraphs (a) (b) and (c), we will observe that there are differences only in language, yet there are no differences whatsoever in meaning. There is in both prayers absolutely the same spirit of (a) Adoration (b) Submission and (c) Supplication.
Here is the original "Lord's Prayer" in Aramaic: