Islam and christianity have some common points, but also enormous differences in beliefs about salvation, forgiveness, jesus christ and many other areas basic doctrine creed (apostle's or nicene – one god, father, son, and holy spirit) we are sinners, but god loves us, jesus died for us believe in him and you are. Chart showing major similarities and differences between the major abrahamic religions of christianity, islam, and judaism. Islam is an abrahamic monotheistic religion which is based on the teachings of the glorious quran the followers of this religio similarity is that both are major religions of the world, while one is mostly confined to one or two countries, the other is the official religion of about fifty however they are comparable more in. And islam have been emphasized only seldom, especially in the fields in which both religions are so closely related, namely in their theology and law tile following is a general attempt to draw attention to some of these differences, as expressed in one part of religious law, namely the basic religious commandments, in. There are key differences between the three abrahamic religions christians believe that jesus was god incarnate and the messiah that allowed followers to enter heaven judaism and islam recognize jesus as only a prophet and do not assign divinity to the man muslims believe that muhammad was the last and greatest.
Ciated with different organizations of social life and customs yet, basic tenets of islam are the spiritual, moral, and integrative force behind all sects and religious orders and broth- erhoods (barakat 1993), with core religious aspects concerning happiness, well-being, and living a good life applicable to all. We want to believe we're all basically the same and want the same things, but what if we're not islam, in both theory and practice, is “exceptional” in how it relates to politics because of its outsize role in law and governance, islam has been—and will continue to be—resistant to secularization i am a bit. A comparison of the belief systems of the christian, muslim and jewish religions two main groups: sunni and shia (the division occured due to a dispute as to the legitimate successor of the prophet mohammed) there is also a mystical/ ascetic movement in islam known as sufi several divisions.
For this article, we will survey four key areas: the founders of the two religions, the contrasting views of god, the sacred literature, and the means of salvation we will see that islam differs from christianity in each of those four areas islam and christianity: founders of the religions islam was founded by an arab merchant. A true dialogue between religions can be built only on nuanced understanding and not caricature i will discuss these differences under four general headings: i -- the understanding of god ============================= muslims and christians believe there is only one god / allah the basic testimony of islam is. So what about the major world religions is there anything in them that might give our lives greater depth and direction the following looks at the major world religions hinduism, new age spirituality, buddhism, islam, and christianity there is a brief description of each, their view of god, and what a person can gain.
Islam is the most common government-endorsed faith, with 27 countries ( including most in the middle east-north africa region) officially enshrining islam as their state religion by comparison, just 13 countries (including nine european nations) designate christianity or a particular christian denomination as. November 21, 2011 hindu believes in one god and that is there own spirit, though there are several gods in hinduism, but the main aim of hinduism is to awake inner spirit, the spirit of.
While there are a few similarities between islam and christianity, such as a belief in moral living and doing good to others, nevertheless, muslims and christians have vastly different views on major points of ideology and theology first and foremost are the differing perceptions of jesus, the christ islam readily accepts that. On what basis does one claim to know more about the religion than the founders of the religion themselves we are interested in exploring here what the source documents say concerning these two major world religions, christianity and islam that is, we will explore and compare the bible and the quran (plus the written. Islam christianity god, only one god - called allah, only one god - a triune being called god or yahweh jesus a prophet who was virgin-born, but not the son of god, divine son of god who was virgin-born he is god's word and savior to humanity crucifixion, jesus was not crucified someone was substituted for. The similarities jesus is one of the greatest persons ever to have walked the earth two world faiths hold him in high regard islam holds him to be god's messiah christianity holds him to be all of the above and even more hence the simple muslim declaration of faith: “there is no god but god.
The religious practices of observant jews and muslims are at times identical, this page highlights the similarities in the hope it will inspire others to the purification process (most of the differences are not obligatory including the niyya which, although required, is simply confined to the simple intention for. An introduction to islam and muhammad: lesson1html students will compare the major monotheistic belief systems of the world middle east: crossroads of faith and conflict (map): supplement to national geographic,.
But before we analyze these attempts to reconcile traditional religion with the needs of life in the modern world, let us examine the nature of islam i, as a muslim, will try to sketch in as briefly and impartially as i can what all the schools of thinkers in islam accept as its basic tenets if it were not for the outward manifestations. Christianity, islam, and orisa-religion: three traditions in comparison and interaction several other “posts”) indicates our reluctance to give a positive definition to the character of our age at all and suggests that we may have finally thrown off a notion that has been basic to western social theory since the enlightenment. You may be aware of these differences, and similarities, and when we start thinking about where we differ we can come up with a long list but, a key point made to me by a muslim friend when we were discussing this some years ago is that the difference between christianity and islam is all to do with jesus. The key difference between christianity and islam is the difference between jesus and muhammad jesus was a spiritual leader who laid down his life to save the world muhammad was a spiritual leader, who became a political leader , then a violent military leader jesus accomplished his mission by.