I think that one should delve deeper to find out the
rationale behind the claims that are made by different religious groups to
establish as to which of them is more convincing. Indeed, it is not only the
Jews and the Christians who claim that their religious understanding is correct.
Even the pagans of Makkah had the same apparent claim. It is, therefore,
imperative that the logic behind the claims should be objectively compared.
One problem with the claims of the other religious groups is
in establishing the authenticity of the texts their messages are found in. It is
difficult to take a text seriously whose originality is in serious doubt.
Besides, we have to look for the real arguments behind each one of them. As for
the concept of trinity, it is something not even properly established from the
Bible. Jesus Christ cannot be claimed to have made this concept as the
foundation of his message. Nowhere in the Bible can one find any clear
indication that Jesus (sws) had ever preached the concept. It is Saint Paul, who
remained an enemy of Jesus throughout his stay in this world, who propagated
trinity. Many Christians dispute the concept even today.
When it comes to the concept of the “Chair”, it is only one
group of interpreters who believe that the “Chair” has been used in the literal
sense. A more acceptable interpretation of the “Chair” is that it refers to the
authority of God Almighty. In other words, the expression, “His Chair covers the
entire space of the heavens and the earth” means that He has full authority as a
sovereign over everything. Thus, the expression “Chair” is symbolic and not