Islam appealed to people in variety of societies and cultures, bringing important changes as a result of contact while often merging with the local beliefs. Islam sometimes spread to other countries because of military conquest. Muslims rarely forced people to convert to their religion, often preferring to tax the other religions instead. Islam spread through more conversions as people learned what it was through trade and missionary networks. The religion was simple as it had a set of beliefs about what to do and what not to do in order to to go to heaven and to avoid eternity in hell. First, Islam gained followers in the Middle East and North Africa, slowly to gain popularity in southern Europe. Christianity on the other hand believes that Jesus is God the Son who became a human being. People receive eternal life by believing in Jesus and following his teachings. Christianity had a major impact on the West, particularly in the arts, philosophy, and society. From 750 AD to the early 1400s, Islam was gaining territory in all parts of Europe by invading the countries in uncommon ways such as creating a cultural fusion and a pocket of Muslims that are inhabiting the area. Christianity then made it’s rise in the Americas in the late 1400s with the Spanish missionaries that forced conversion on the people. Both religions have changed over the time for the people who believe in it, but have stayed central to their beliefs.
God is knowable. He is the creator of anything that man can see in the world. He knows everyone and everything he created. His creation is unique and cannot be compared to anything or anyone in the whole world. God is omnipotent (all-powerful)
The biggest difference in my opinion might be how each of one view Jesus Christ. In Christianity Jesus Christ is the son of God and he is one with him and the Holy Spirit in what Christians call Trinity “and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased" (Matthew 3:17). On the other hand, Judaism and Islam don’t believe in Trinity or that Jesus is the son of God. Islam acknowledge Jesus as a true prophet from God, and that he was born from Virgin Mary “O Maryam! From where have you got this? ' She
Islam is a monotheistic religion and has been world’s fastest spreading religion. The religion Islam is originated in the seventeenth century by an Arabian prophet called Muhammad in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Seventeenth century was period of slavery and cold war. Islam is an Arabic word which means submission and it basically means submission to god and realizing his power. The followers of Islam is called Muslims. The meaning of Muslim is to surrender and it basically means surrender themselves to Prophet Muhammad and by obeying his instruction they can surrender to Allah. The scared text of Islam is Quran. Major Islamic branches include Shiite Islam (Shia) and Sunni Islam. They belief that to achieve heaven they need to fulfill five pillars of Islam which include creed (shahadha), prayer (salah), almsgiving (Zakat), fasting (sawm) and pilgrimage (hajj). The various aspects of Islam can be further discussed through Muhammad life, Quran, hijrah, core beliefs of Muslim, contributions of Islam, and by discussing how it is related to western civilization.
Christians view Jesus as the son of God and part of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). They believe Jesus to be the incarnation of God in the flesh who was sent to Earth to atone for man’s sins. In fact, because of this belief that Jesus was a divine being, Christianity, the once small sect of Judaism, manifested into its own religion incorporating Christ’s teachings. Specifically, Christians see Jesus as the Messiah that was promised in the Old Testament, whereas Jews don’t and are still awaiting for him to come. Muslims consider Jesus as one of the prophets of God, interestingly he was the last prophet before Muhammad. To Muslims, Jesus is also the messenger of God for the people of Israel, but he is not regarded as the son of God. Judaism, on the other hand, does not recognize Jesus as either the son of God, a divine being, the messenger of God, or even as a prophet of God. Instead, he is viewed as just another ordinary Jew with no special connection to God. The other difference between these three faiths is how they view human nature. To Christians, man is thought to already be born with sin, due to Adam and Eve, who betrayed God’s trust, thus condemning the rest of humanity. As exemplified in Psalms Chapter five verse two, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” (King James Bible Online). On the other
The Islamic religion was crucial in the development of later Muslim based societies because of the 5 pillars of Islam, the main beliefs. The five pillars of Islam are Shahada: Faith, Salat: Prayer, Sawm: Fasting, Zakat: almsgiving, and Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca which outline the duties necessary to be worthy in the eyes of Allah. In Shahada, Muslims believe in a total declaration of their faith to the only god Allah. To worship Allah, Muslims pray 5 times a day at dawn, noon, afternoon, evening, and night facing the Kaaba of Mecca which is a crucial aspect of their prayer. Muslims also fast to worship Allah during the month of Ramadan which is an obligatory action once hitting adulthood, puberty. Followers of the Islamic religion are obliged to the 4th pillar of zakat or alms giving if they are able to do so. Zakat as seen as a way to purify yourself and allow for growth in your spiritual life. Finally the final pillar of Islam is Hajj or the pilgrimage to Mecca. The pilgrimage is one of the most iconic of the five pi...
These two religions’ are both monotheistic and believe in a single God. In the Muslim religion God goes by the name of Allah. However, there is controversy over the idea of God. The Christians believe God to be composed of 3 main parts: The father, the son, and the Holy Spirit. The Muslim Religion believes God is only one thing. The Muslims believe Allah has no equal, no parents, and no children. God or Allah is the deity that will determine if a person will go to heaven or hell. He is the source of all Justice and morality. Judgment day is also an idea that is present in both of the religions. On Judgment day it will be decided if a person is allowed passage into heaven or damned in
God is His own dwelling place; hence He cannot and will not live outside of Himself. Understanding that God does not live anywhere except within Himself is one thing, but comprehending the vast revelation of it is more challenging; baffling one’s mind. God will not live anywhere but within Himself! Most people cannot relate to this, so they tend to subconsciously make God common in their mind. This act of denial I call: “spiritual delusion through man’s carnal conclusion.” It is here that man attempts to put God on his level. Man, thinking that God may have somehow originated from somewhere or was sustained outside of Himself is commonly categorizing. For one to say or think that God comes from somewhere is to confine our Creator to their realm of reality and/or the reality of what the unregenerate mind of man can conceive.
There are about 1.6 million Muslims in the world which means 23% of the world’s population is Muslim and this makes it the second largest religion in the world. Muslims are the adherents of the Islamic religion. The word Islam comes from the Arabic word meaning “peace” or “submission”. Muslims belong to a monotheistic faith, believing in the one almighty Allah. Islam’s adherents believe that Muhammad is the last most important prophet although they also believe in the prophets Abraham, Noah, Moses and Jesus and many others that are also mentioned in the bible. Muslims follow the 5 pillars of Islam which is a framework of Muslim life. The 5 pillars of Islam are; testimony of faith (Shahada), 5 prayers a day (Salat), giving support to the needy
...ethics, and so forth. The crucial piece of information to remember about this religion is that they greatly emphasis unity and have a great amount of diversity. Even though it is a diverse religion, all of the Muslims are monotheistic and solely believe that Allah is the creator of everything, including humans. As a human being they believe that they are in debt to God or simply stated as according to Seyyed Hossein Nasr, “Therefore, all that we are and all that we have belongs to God for which we are indebted to Him and for whose gifts we must give thanks (shukr)” . God is the Absolute and the main point of the Islamic religion is that it is crucial to worship him and follow his commands, and that will lead to peace among everyone. This particular religion has continued to rapidly grow throughout the world and as with most religions, it will continue to grow.
The Islam faith consists of many daily, weekly, yearly, and life time rituals. Muslims reserve time each day for five acts of devotion and prayer during: dawn, midday, mid-afternoon, sunset, and fall of darkness. This praying involves rolling out a prayer rug, bowing down to Mecca, and offering Allah praise and pledges. Then on Fridays men have a special day of public prayer. Muslims give gists to the poor, needy, debtors, slaves, and beggars. They fast during the month of Ramadan, not eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset. The once in a lifetime they must make a pilgrimage to Mecca, during the sacred month of Dhu-al-Hijja, This pilgrimage includes circling the Ka'ba seven time, seven trips between Safa and Marwa, the Arafat journey, and the sacrifice (feast and poor offering).
Judaism does not accept the thought of original sin, the idea that people are bad from birth and cannot remove sin by themselves. An act of grace provided by the sacrificial death of Jesus as resentment for all of humanity's sins. For Christians, there are no other forms of salvation other than through Jesus.
Every Muslim should pray five times a day: at dawn, noon, afternoon, evening, and night. He needs to pray facing Mecca. On Friday at noon, Muslims go to a Muslim temple to pray. After praying, they hear a sermon. There is no priest or minister, only a leader called the Iman. The mosque is built so that when the people pray they will face towards Mecca. Before they pray, the people must wash themselves. God is the greatest king of all, and no one should stand before Him with a dirty face.
Islam is a monotheistic religion, this means that the adherents of the faith have one deity, namely, Allah. The Islamic tradition was created from Allah’s revelations received by a Prophet named Muhammad in Saudi Arabia in