“I and the Father Are One,” Is This Biblical Verse True?

In Islam, the belief in the Oneness of Allah is one of the most fundamental beliefs, known as Tawhid. Muslims believe that Allah is the only God and that He has no partners, equals, or associates. 

In the Quran, Allah (Exalted be He) says: “Say, ‘He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, The Self-Sufficient Master; He neither begets nor is born, and there is nothing like Him.’”

(Al-Ikhlas 112:1-4)

The phrase “I and the Father are one” cannot be attributed to Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him); it is not found in the Quran, nor is it spoken by the Prophet. Instead, the Quran teaches that Allah (Glorified be He) is One, Unique, and Incomparable. He has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone.

In Islamic religion, the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is considered the Last and Final Messenger of Allah. He was a human being with no divine attributes. His role was to deliver Allah’s Message to entire humanity till the end of time. Therefore, in Islam, there is no room for ambiguous statements about Allah.

In conclusion, the statement “I and the Father are one” holds no truth in Islamic religion and saying so goes against Islamic teachings. Islam teaches the belief in the complete oneness and indivisibility of Allah, without any partners or associates. The idea of the Trinity is considered a deviation from the monotheistic belief. Contrarily, Islam instructs its followers to put their complete trust in Allah and to submit themselves to Him alone. By knowing oneself and acknowledging our dependency upon Him, we connect ourselves with Allah’s Mercy, Compassion and Guidance. Muslims, therefore, hold a different belief from Christians on this matter.