A synonym name for Islam is called a Muslim. Muslims believe that God is one and it cannot be contrasted to anything or created by anyone and the purpose of existence in life is to love and serve God. Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primary faith that was revealed at many times and places before, including through Abraham, Moses and Jesus, whom they considered as prophets. They maintain that previous messages and revelations have been partially changed or corrupted over time, but consider the Qur'an to be both the unaltered and the final revelation of God. Judaism is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people.
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.
This paper will attempt to highlight those similarities and differences, illustrating major points in each religion and contrasting them, in order to come to a higher understanding of each religion and their relationship to each other. Judaism is the religion, faith and way of life of the Jewish people. The subject of the Tanakh is the history of the Children of Israel, especially in terms of their relationship with God. Thus, Judaism has been categorized as a culture or as a civilization. However, Christianity is a faith in faith, in an idea or ideal.
Judaism is a monotheism which means that they believe in a single, all-powerful God. This God was the creator of Heaven and Earth, which is different from being the Lord of Heaven and Earth. “The first people to insist upon monotheism, the Jews, throughout their history, found this to be their greatest source of strength.” “It is often suggested that Akhenaten’s religion and Zoroastrianism have influenced the development of monotheism in Judaism.” The second unique aspect of Judaism is the covenant. The covenant was a pact between the Jews and God. The Jews vowed to worship only God and to obey his laws.
As for the Jews, their holy days are from Friday p.m. - Saturday p.m. were they attend a worship service at a synagogue, which is led by Rabbis as opposed to the Christian’s priest. Differences between the two are also shown through each religion’s sects even though they both share the sect of Orthodox. Christianity consists of Roman Catholicism and Prostinence; as opposed to Judaism’s sects of Conservative and Reformed, pretty simple though. Even though the two religions did distinguish a difference when it came to their worship services, they did share a similarity which would be the holy communion of breaking of bread and the sharing of
Judaism is a monotheistic religion, as is with Islam. It originated from the Hebrews, who believed that God was their special protector and was everything, the most powerful, and is present everywhere. Like Islam, Judaism has a holy book called the Torah, a sacred recording of laws and events in the Jewish history. The Jewish faith believes that God gave them the Ten Commandments through Moses, “the Lawgiver”. According to the Jewish tradition, God made a covenant, or agreement with Abraham, the founder of Judaism.
But it was considered that all that was revealed to Muhammad was the final and ultimate revelation (Molloy 427). The Muslims hold that the main written record of revelation to mankind is the Koran (Qur’an) which is believed to be flawless since it is the direct word from God to mankind (Department 3). To be Islam means ‘one who surrenders to God’ or a ‘vassal of God’ (Molloy 430). Christianity and Islam are two very closely related religions because they all revere Abraham and other patriarchs mentioned in the bible as their spiritual ancestors. This is why both Christianity and Islam are called Abrahamic religions (Department 2).
The faith of the Jewish population is in the love and power of G-d to bring about his purpose for all humankind, which bases itself upon the omnipotent being appointing them to be his chosen people and for them to set an example of holiness and ethical behaviour in the world. (Hoffman, 2008) Judaism, ceases to be one of the most traditional World Religions that sorely focuses on the Torah, G-d’s instruction, and the traditional beliefs and ideologies in which the religion was founded with. There are many aspects within the religion in which are most commonly interpreted as outdated within today’s modern and increasingly agnostic society and these aspects also allow a subjective opinion to be made on whether the religion of Judaism is lost in time. These vary from the beliefs and ideologies, to the Sabbath, food laws and beliefs upon life, death, sex, marriage and festivals to the holocaust and the variety of dominations that make up the religion, from the most traditional form being Orthodoxy to the predominant denomination of Reform Judaism. The argument therefore being posed is that these aspects allow the religion to be outdated and lost in time in many ways, yet is this necessarily a negative thing?
Introduction There are a variety of holy and high days within the Jewish calendar, each of which has their own special meaning and place of origin in the history of the Jewish people. For all of these days there follows tradition, and practices associated with the observance. In this paper the author will attempt to examine and describe the high holy day of Yom Kippur, otherwise known as the Day of Atonement. Specifically the author will address the origins of this holy day, the time of year it takes place, and practices associated with it. Lastly the author will attempt to address any variations of observation that may occur in the different branches of Judaism.
Because many people take their religion very seriously, their lives and cultures are significantly affected by their religion. Three of the world's major religions are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They all emanated from the Middle East and are all entangled with one another. According to www.pbs.org , Christianity originated from within the Jewish tradition, and Islam evolved from both Christianity and Judaism. Although differences exist among these religions, Fisher (2012) explains that there has been a significant cultural exchange between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.