Islam vs Christianity

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“Islam, which in Arabic means submission to God or Allah” (Religion of Islam), is the youngest known religion of the world. Islam, a monotheistic religion and one of the largest originated from, the teachings of the prophet Muhammad, who received the Holy Scriptures of Islam. The Quran is The Muslim bible form Allah (God) given by an angel to Muhammad. Christianity is the largest religion in the world. The Christian religion is a monotheistic religion that is based on the life of God’s son and Prophet Jesus. Christianity as a whole is the religion practiced by the majority of the world’s population. The differences between Muslim’s and Christian’s beliefs can be very alike and very different, and sometimes, totally different basically contradicting each other. However, as you dig deeper into areas such as rituals, beliefs,founders, and sacred practices and rituals, the two show strong mutual similarities. Islam and Christianity show the way to the one God, but have many different understanding such as The Bible and the Quran, the Trinity and monotheism and the practices of each religion. At first glance, “the Quran and the Bible look alike” (Totten), but they have many similarities and differences. Islam and Christianity seem to have several points in common when it comes to God, the Creator, the Last Judgment eternal life and eternal death. Characters from the Old Testament like “Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jonah” (Islam) appear in The Bible and also in the Quran. Even Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are mentioned in the holy book of the Muslims. Jesus Christ is called the “Word of God” in the Quran, “Spirit of God” as well as “Messiah.” But to emphasize only these similarities would reflect a different understanding of both religions. Especially when it comes to Jesus Christ, the single most important difference between Quran and the Bible
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