Islam is not a religion of Love as Allah is not a God you can love personally. To embrace him is as futile as trying to embrace the wind. He is too great, too good to ascended to condescend down to the level of us immoral mortals. He is a distant God. When Allah wanted to reveal his will and commands to mankind, he did not talk directly to its greatest prophet Mohammed but talked to him indirectly via the angel Gabriel. Sadly, Allah loves not those adrift on the sea of immorality but loves only those who obey him. Surah 3:110 says, “Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.” How many light years away is that from Jesus Christ who is love. Jesus asked, the religious Pharisees of his day who had the same demeaning attitude, “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?” (Matthew 5:46; Romans 5:8). Here is few snapshot of you as a non-Muslim through the eyes of Mohammed the greatest of examples to follow, Mohammed’s view of you as an unbeliever is found in Surah 98:6. “Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.” (cf. Surah 3:32; 5:51; 48:29).
In Islam you do not love your fellow man, you do not love unbelievers, you love only fellow Muslims, fellow believers. This is a far cry from Christianity which says, “God is Love” (I John 4:16); And where Jesus says, “Love you enemies” (Matthew 5:44).
That is equivalent to a father saying he loves only those children who obey him. Does this not leave out three-quarters of the human race. The world’s greatest book the Quran says that all unbelievers are, notice the words here, “the worst of all creatures;” not all other human beings, but the worse of all “creatures.” That is a very demeaning word as it places all of us who reject Islam, as lower than dogs and pigs and rats and insects. How shameful is that? To add insult to injury all unbelievers were “created for hellfire.” I can understand evil people going to hell; but “created for hell” is beyond the pale, outside the limits of true justice and love. How different from the God of Love as revealed in the pages of Scripture. “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him” (I John 4:16).
The Quran uses the word love some twenty-eight times but twenty-two of those times it talks about love negatively, (79% of the time), referring to people whom Allah does not love. This is because Allah’s love is always conditional, never unconditional, based on performance, not on love. You love him first or he does not love you at all. Show me a dysfunctional family and I will show you one built on performance alone and not on individual love. The God of the Bible did not become loving at the time of creation, he has always been love. In Islam God is not a pro-conversationalist as he was with Adam and Eve in the Garden as he was with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. In Islam there is no two-way, face-to-face communicating as that between God and Moses at the Burning Bush in the Wilderness. There is no one-on-one experience with deity as was experienced between Peter James and John on the Mount of Transfiguration. (Exodus 3:1-15; Matthew 17:1-8). In Islam it is somewhat like two porcupines trying to get close to one another on a cold winter day. But you can get only so close.
The Quran claims that the God of the Quran and the God of the Bible are the same God (Surah 29:46). But the God of the Quran and the God of the Bible are as different as day and night. Like east and west the twain can never meet. They cannot possibly be the same God because every major doctrine of Christianity is opposed by Allah the God of the Quran. The God of the Bible is: 1 a trinity, 2. entered space and time many times, 3. died on a cross, 4. rose from the dead, 5. intercedes for sinners in heaven, 6. talks to us one on one, and 7. loves those who do not love Him. Every one of these basic Christian beliefs are denied by Islam, by Allah.