Islam And Christianity

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| Islam and Christianity are two of the largest religions in the world. Thousands of people all round the world follow Islam and Christianity as their ultimate faith. Christianity is ranked 1st in the world, 33% of the world are Christians while Islam is ranked 2nd in the world, 21% of the world are Muslims. (Shaddrack n.d.)Both the religions have their origins settled a number of years ago. Both inherited from Judaism a belief in one God who created the world and cares about the behaviour and beliefs of human beings. Islam and Christianity have many similarities as well as differences. “In the beginning, human being created a God Who was the First Cause of all things and Ruler of heaven and hell.” (Armstrong 1993) Islam and Christianity are both monotheistic religions meaning belief in only one God. In Islam God is the only One worthy of worship and there is no one who can take His place. Islam firstly establishes the fact that there is surely One God “Allah” and no one else is to be tolerated in His place. The Christian Scriptures, both New and Old Testaments, teach that the Godhead consists of three persons in one: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Islam rejects the concept of the Trinity. Most Christians believe in the Trinity; three persons in one Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. According to Islam God is one and indivisible. Strict monotheism is observed amongst Muslims. Generally Jesus is considered the Son of God, worshiped as God; part of the Trinity. In Islam Jesus is very highly respected as the second-last prophet where Mohammed (PBUH) being the last messenger of “Allah”. Islam is Arabic word which means submission or surrender. As Muslims use it, Islam becomes a description of the religion of surrendering one's life to Allah the One true God. (Sharrosh) The two festivals celebrated by Muslims are Eid-Ul-Adha and Eid-Ul-Fitr while

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