They also share the Jewish first commandment, which states "You shall put no other gods before me." All three are monotheistic. Islam and Judaism do not believe in the Trinity, unlike Christians, who believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Nosotro). They hold that prayer is a way to speak and be close with God. Muslims believe the Kaaba was built by Abraham and his first son Ishmael and is the first mosque.
| Founder | Jesus Christ (c. 4 B.C. - 30 A.D.) | Mohammed (570 - 632 A.D.) 1 | Abraham (First Patriarch, born c. 1800 B.C.) | Divisions | Three main groups: Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic. | 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.
WORLDVIEW/RELIGION ANALYSIS PAPER Mike Michaels APOL 500 May 10, 2012 Introduction There are many ‘Worldviews’ regarding religion. The topic of this paper will discuss the Worldview known as Islam. Islam claims to be the only true religion, bringing the purest message of Allah and could have succeeded. This paper will contain a summary of Islam, a critique, a plan as to how Christians can share the gospel and a conclusion. Summary of the Worldview of Islam Islam, to surrender, is a worldview religion founded by Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn “Abd al Muttalib ibn Hashim; or more commonly known, Muhammad.
These teachings are parallel to the teachings in the Bible. According to Exodus 20:2, God says, “I am the lord, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery and thus, you shall have no other gods but Me” (Naqvi 28). The Holy Koran and the Holy Bible also shares some similarities on their teachings about the remembrance of God. They both command their followers to remember God in all phases, try to get closer to Him and submit themselves to His service. According to Quran 2: 112, whoever submits his whole self to Allah and is a doer of good, will get a reward from Allah; on such they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
Both Christianity and Islam have a communitarian dimension: what the church is to Christianity the "umma" is to Islam. Despite these significant similarities, however, these two world religions have a number of significant differences as well. I will discuss 3 topics and go into detail about their moral teachings, roles and responsibilities (duties) and social justice issues, I will also be discussing their similarities and differences. The prophet Muhammad said: "I have been sent to perfect the morals". The Quran is the criterion (furqan).
A similarity between Christianity and Islam is that Abraham is an important leader in both of their religion. In Christianity Abraham is considered the father of the fellow people of Israel. In Islam Abraham is considered a prophet of Islam and the ancestor of Muhammad through his other son Ishmael. There are a lot of similarities between the two religions, but both are still very different. There are a lot of comparisons between Christianity and Islam.
Many Muslims or followers of the Islam religion believe the origin of the Islam religion can be traced back to 7th century Saudi Arabia. In 610 A.D., the prophet Muhammad introduced Islam after an angelic experience with an angel named Gabriel. The Qur’an was dictated by Muhammad, which is the holy book of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an to be the preexistent, perfect words of their God Allah. These dictations were influenced by the revelations of the angel Gabriel.
The Koran on the other hand teaches that only those who believe will be saved. “In the end, we deliver our messengers and those who believe: thus is it fitting on our part that we should deliver those who believe” (Koran10:103). The theme of salvation therefore has within its grasp the relativity of religious facts. This goes to show that with the parturition of various religions there is the derivative on which salvation is defined and executed, bearing in mind such relativity, the religion of Christianity and Islam shares similarities and differences in relation to their views or beliefs. The religion of Christianity began with the mission of Jesus Christ, over 2000 years ago in Judea, now contemporary Israel.
The First Pillar of Islam The first of the five pillars is called the Shahadah. This is defined as “The Islamic profession of faith, there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger” (Shahadah, n.d.). This pillar defines that there is only one God and has sent Muhammad as his spokesperson. A Muslim must confess this in order to be part of the community. It must be recited daily (Religion Facts, 2005).
Islam was founded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia by the Prophet Adam. Like Islam, Judaism is also the belief in one God who they call Jehovah. It originated in the nation of Hebrews from which God gave the Torah to Moses and Abraham. Both of these Religions refuse the use of any statues or pictures because you can’t depict the image of prophets and God. Also Islam and Judaism believe in eternal life in Paradise or Hell depending on the good deeds you do in your life on earth.