The three Major monotheistic religions are Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. They are by far the greater three represented religions throughout the world. They have all have similar beginnings that support the belief and that there is one God. Each religion also has a origin in common that is also a major contributor to a beginning to the differences. Each of the three religions all have Ironically a lot of the similarities contribute to their differences. These differences have continued to divide the religions and even cause divides among the religions themselves. Each have a written form of guidance for worship that teaches and shapes its followers. For all the similarities they have fundamental differences that are also
The religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are alike in many ways but they also share many differences. Judaism and Christianity use the bible in their holy scriptures, while Islam does not. Jesus Christ is a part of all three religions as Christianity and Islam developed from Judaism. Many believe that the three religions worship, pray to, and focus on the same god. They believe this as many of the prophets are they share much in common as they share many beliefs. However, the followers of the three religions pray differently and in different places. the religions believe that their god created the world and everything in the world. The three Abrahamic religions have different histories, yet they share many similarities and difference.
Across the world there are countless religions, new and old, each having their own unique traditions and laws that believers abide by. As defined by World History, Sharia, the Arabic word meaning “the path” or “the way”, alludes to traditional Islamic law. (Ellis, Esler, and Beers, 255) Sharia originates within the Koran, the holy book of Islam, which Muslims consider the unaltered word of God. Along with the Koran, Sharia is derived from the teachings and examples set by the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, who Muslims view as the perfect man of faith. Muslims believe that God revealed his true conviction to Muhammad, who in turn was to spread the commands of God through the Koran. Between Muhammad’s death in the seventh century and leading up to the tenth century, many Islamic scholars worked to understand Sharia in its entirety, and apply it to the rapidly expanding Muslim Empire of the time (Dunn, 57). Sharia played a key role in uniting the Islamic Empire by serving as the precedent which dictated laws concerning both private and public behavior.
Christianity and Islam have several similar aspects. Both religions praise the same God, although they each have a different given name. Muslims refer to their god as Allah, and Christians simply refer to their god as God. Both religions are monotheistic, and both even have a set of religious laws that all who are righteous abide by. Muslims follow the Five Pillars of Islam, while Christians follow the Ten Commandments. Both religions even have their own religious texts: The Bible and The Koran. Christian missionaries declare that The Bible consists of true narratives based on actual revelations, and establish that the Prophet Muhammad is an imposter. However, it is extremely possible that The Bible is nothing more than a book of plagiarized stories taken from various ancient texts. The Koran seems to correct mistakes in the Bible and make true of its falseness, gives the true version of what really happened in the stories of Joseph, Noah, and Jesus.
In the end, the Qur’an has a very strong division between the fates of believers versus non-believers and makes it very clear that unbelievers have no place. It also strictly defines how they should be regarded. The Qur’an attempts to present God as a just figure who believes in peace between believers but staunchly advocates the death of non-believers who do not redeem themselves when given the chance.
Christianity refers to the religion which is based on the persona and the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Judaism is a religion based on the teachings of the Torah and holds that God has an eternal covenant with the Jews. Islam, on the other hand, is a religion based on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, the belief that Allah is the only God, and the role of man is to worship Allah and His prophet. Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world; Islam is the second while Judaism is the tenth practiced religion in the world. This paper discusses the comparison of these three religions based on their views of the concept of God, the creation account, the different divisions within each religion, the various founders,
…Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. [9:5]
Islam, Judaism and Christianity have a lot in common. They are all monotheistic and have divisions. Christianity has three main groups, Islam has two and Judaism has a few. Holy Books are mutual also. Christianity has the Bible, Islam has the Quran and Judaism has the Hebrew Torah. The death of all of their Gods was crucifixion. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all recognize Abraham as their first prophet, which makes Islam, Judaism and Christianity Abrahamic religions. Also, they all believe
The Jews was lost and frighten they began to wander in the dessert, Moses the leader received a message from God to go to the top of Mount Sinai, on top of the mountain he was given two stones to write the Ten Commandments. Each stone was engraved with God’s laws on how he wanted them to live. The Ten Commandments continues into this new era so that people can obey the commands of God. I know that the Ten Commandments which Jesus spoke, thou shalt do no murder, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, honor thy father and thy mother, and thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 19:18-19 ESV).
As said before, Islamic followers don’t believe that Jesus is the son of God. Jews don’t really believe in the existence of Christ. Islamic followers believe that all humans are born pure and innocent. They believe that our weaknesses are what causes us to sin. Judaism believes that we are responsible from our actions, but we are not responsible for our thoughts. Jews pray three times daily while Islamic followers pray five times daily. They call God by different names. Bible are different. Judaism don’t believe in fasting. Some traditions don’t believe in eating certain things such as: Muslims don’t eat pork. Judaism didn’t always believe that the dead can resurrect and come to life again. “But such miraculous transitions from life to a mysterious afterlife are exceptional, and it is only in a very late biblical work, the Book of Daniel, that we come upon an explicit reference to the dead rising again to life.” (Invitations to World Religions, Chapter 11, Page
In conclusion I have explained the three common similarities between the Islam and Judaism religion. They both share similarities in monotheism with the belief of one god, salvation for doing good and confessing sins, and dietary restrictions with the prayer before the killing of an animal and the forbidden food of
A similar belief that all three religions share is God. God means different things to each religion though. A similarity between the three Abraham religions is that God is recognized as “…[E]ternal, uncreated, all-knowing, and all-powerful, and it is God alone who created the universe and humankind”(Brodd, Little, Nystrom, Platzner, Shek & Stiles, 466). While Christian’s believe in God as the creator of the Earth, they also accept the trinity, otherwise known as God, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. “Just as the Father represents God’s power in the creation of the world, and just as the Son both reveals the Father and redeems a sinful humanity, the Holy Spirit represents God’s continuing presence in the world” (Brodd et al., 412). This belief is not recognized within Muslim or Jewish beliefs because it goes against the emphasis of the oneness of God between the two religions. The importance of prayer is highly recognized for the communication with God but offers different meanings. Jewish people view types of prayers as “… [P]rayers of praise, confession, petition, and th...