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The Latter Day Saints from an Islamic View March 27, 2012

Posted by fetzthechemist in Uncategorized.

In travelling to Arab countries, I have met a lot of people and had a lot of discussions on numerous topics. One that pops up repeatedly on occasion is that Muslims think that Mormons are kindred spirits. Some Islamic writers even say that Joseph Smith, the prophet in the LDS church, took his basic inspiration from Islam. Why?

Both religions say that the New Testiment of the Bible was not the end of the story, just as Christians believe that the Jewish Old Testiment is not the end of the story. Both Islam and LDS beliefs are that God saw an incomplete and imperfect story. He then sent revelations, messages to a later prophet who got the final and correct story.

Yes, Islan has Mohammed and the LDS have Joseph Smith. Both stories are different, but the basic theme is similar.



1. Sum - July 3, 2013

Mohammed and Joseph Smith has nothing in common. Mohammed is the last and final prophet for all mankind and jinn, whilst Joseph Smith is only for mormons belief. The prophecy in the bible by Jesus is that “there will come a prophet after me whose name shall be ahmed not Joseph Smith.

2. fetzthechemist - July 3, 2013

I did not comment on right or wrong. Each religion of this group – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism – each says it is the right one and any others before are wrong. The Latter Day Saints donot believe they are related to Islam nor does the Book of Mormon. But some studiers f religion say there are similarities that imply that Mormonism as created by Joseph Smith has some influences from Islam and the Koran.

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