Is the idea that Muslims worship the one true God just the pope's opinion?


Full Question

When I told my Catholic friend that the Church teaches that Muslims worship the one true God, he said it was strictly a private opinion of popes. Is this true?

Answer

The idea that Muslims worship the one true God is not a "private opinion of popes." It was the teaching of Vatican II in its document Nostra Aetate:

The Church regards with esteem also the Muslims. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even his inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God. (NA 3)


Peggy Frye