Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam This section on Christianity and Islam has been very interesting for me. As a devout Christian, I’ve always had an interest in learning about Islam. We were given good information for this unit, but I had to do a little more research because Sura 2 and 4 in the Qur’an did not give me basic concepts for Muslims. What astounded me were the similarities between the Fateha (Sura 1:1-7) and the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). They both focus on adoration, submission, and Supplication.
Mormons payers are ways of communicating with God. Comparing and contrasting the Islamic to the Mormon, both claims Prophets revealing the book are the guideline for their beliefs Qur’an and The Book of Mormon. Both claim the final prophet of God, Prophet Mohammed and Prophet Joseph Smith. Both were the long lost faith as the one true religion. Islam makes claim that Adam and Abraham were Muslims.
Science and technology in Medieval Islam What is Islam? Islam is a religion that began in the 7th century with the prophet Muhammad in Mecca. Muhammad believed that he was a messenger sent by God to teach people the right way to live. ‘Islam’ is an Arabic word which means ‘submission to God’. The holy book of Islam is the Qur’an (‘Koran’), and the centre for Muslim worship is the ‘House of Prayer’ in Mecca.
Originating in the Middle East, it quickly spread to Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor and Egypt. Christianity is related to western civilization. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. 2. Islam: Also a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Qur’an (a religious text considered by its followers to be the word of God).
When artists portray images revolving around religious icons the image may turn into something highly controversial. It is true that the constitution does give Americans freedom of speech as well as expression but there is always a fine line between pushing the envelope and burning it and sometimes these artists burn it completely. The artist who constructed the image for the Blake Prize for religious art constructed an image of the portrait of Jesus with the face of Osama Bin Laden. The image’s controversy is one that deserves analyzing because of the context of the image as well as the reaction to the image. Throughout the analysis one must keep in mind that this image was meant for a contest of religious art.
Part One: Worldviews (Islam) 1.The Question of Origin-Muslims just like Jews believe in one God, which they call Allah and like the Jews believe that God created the heavens and the earth the Muslims believe Allah created the heavens and earth and mankind ,and also in their Quran it very close to the first chapter in the Bible(Genesis). 2.The Question of Identity-Muslims believes that Islam is a way of life, and that Allah is is in total control and is sovereign over creation. To be a Muslims they must have a personal relation to Allah and be totally submitted to the Will of Allah as it is told in their Quran. All Muslim, whether American, Pakistani our whatever they are Muslim. 3.The Question of Meaning/Purpose-A Muslims purpose is to submit to Allah.
Islam now dominates 2.7% of people’s religious beliefs in Britain (office for national statistics, 2001). In 2007, the home secretary, Jacqui smith, estimated that the number of Muslims in Britain had increased by about 400,000 since the 2001 Census (Islam in Europe, 2009). This increase has been met with unrest from both Islamists due to the supposed or suggested increase in extremist behaviour, as well as ‘far-right’ organisations who are trying to protect a
Islam vs. Hinduism Islam is believed to have originated in the deserts of Arabia because of native traditions. Muslims believe in one God, Allah. Allah is regarded as the true God and there is nobody superior to him. Allah has no gender or plural to show the superiority and uniqueness of Allah, a concept referred to as monotheism. In Islam, all individuals are created in the likeness of Allah, thus all humans are depicted to be equal (Husain, 2002).
Every Muslim goes through this problem in his/her life. In this research paper I will be discussing the world’s attitude towards the Muslim community and how they deal with these crises. But we must remember that it is not always the Muslims who face identity crisis. Anyone who has been previously colonized has to deal with this problem. This happens mainly because the imperial politicians try to create identity problems and use it as a weapon against the colonies.
The differences between Arabs and Muslims are Muslims are followers of the Islamic religion and Arabs are an ethnic group. Basically, it's the exact same as the difference between being 'White' and being 'Christian'. Although many Muslims are Arab and a large number of Arabs are Muslim, there are many non-Arab Muslims. There are also many Arabs who are Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Agnostic, Atheist, etc. Unfortunately, due to the many Islamic terrorist organizations in the world and their many threats or attacks on the different populations, many people have discriminated against persons who are, or who are believed to be, Arab or Muslim, regardless of what those persons actually believe or practice.