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How does Islam view other religions?

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The Qur'an emphasizes the place and validity of prior religions:

"For each of them We have established a law and a revealed way. And if God wished, God would have made you a single nation; but the intent is to test you in what God has given you. So let your goals be everything good. Your destiny, everyone, is to God, Who will tell you about that wherein you differed" (Qur'an: 5:48).

Additionally, the Qur'an recognizes the validity of previous prophets and scriptures including Abraham, Moses and Jesus and the holy books revealed to them. Previous religions are viewed as being rooted in the same primordial truths which were conveyed by the prophets or founders of all of major religions.

At the same time, the Qur'an describes itself as the last and final message which confirms prior messages in the most complete form. However, Islam teaches that the salvation of all people-Muslims included-lies with God alone.

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