Muslims are obliged to acknowledge certain articles of faith, known as iman – objects of faith. There are six of them.
1. There is God – There is one true God, and there is none other. The Muslim believes that the oneness of God is of primary importance. He is unique, He is whole within Himself, lacking nothing. He has no equal, He has no division.
Of course there are misconceptions and even lies about God, none of them change the reality of who He actually is. By attacking the Muslim understanding of God, we many endanger or delay the possibility that the fullness of God, to be found in Christ, can be revealed to our Muslim friends by the Holy Spirit. This is the same way Simon Peter knew Jesus was “the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Pressing our theological differences, especially at the outset, won’t gain us a hearing. Very few embraced Jesus due to the use of apologetics or through doctrinal debate.
A deep and thorough understanding of the Scriptures is vital for us to effectively point our friends to a complete understanding of who Jesus is and why He came. But always be careful not to let the understanding of doctrine take the place of a living relationship with Jesus Christ.