Beliefs Muslims believe that God revealed His final message to humanity through the Islamic prophet Muhammad (c. 570 - July 6, 632) via the angel Gabriel.  Muhammad is considered to have been God's final prophet, the "Seal of the Prophets". The Qur'an is believed by Muslims to be the revelations Muhammad received in 23 years of his preaching.  Muslims hold that the message of Islam - submission to the will of the one God - is the same as the message preached by all the messengers sent by God to humanity since Adam. Muslims believe that "Islam is the eternal religion, described in the Qur'an as 'the primordial nature upon which God created mankind.
The Muslims follow a book entitled the Qur'an. The Qur'an is believed to be the exact words of God as revealed to their prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an is the prime source of every Muslim's faith and practice. The Muslim religion does have similarities to the Christian faith in that it can be traced back to Abraham who set up a covenant with God, this being the same God that Christians believe in. A second similarity lies in their belief in a God and a prophet.
The last of these prophets was Muhammad. His life is used as a foundation for Muslims to see how they are supposed to live and to help explain the teachings of the holy book of Islam, which is called Holy Qur’an. These teachings are said to have been revelations that Muhammad received that confirmed the God’s unity and the direct life in the world. Although both religions believe in monotheism, Judaism is based on an absolute deity called Yahweh. The beginning of the Jewish religion and the creation of the world is told throughout the Tanakh or the Hebrew Bible.
The literal meaning of Islam is peace; surrender of one’s will i.e. losing oneself for the sake of God and surrendering one’s own pleasure for the pleasure of God. The message of Islam was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings on him) 1, 400 years ago. It was revealed through angel Gabriel (on whom be peace) and was thus preserved in the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran carries a Divine guarantee of safeguard from interpolation and it claims that it combines the best features of the earlier scriptures.
The word Islam means submitting to the will of Allah. Followers who practice this faith are called Muslims and as an extension of the definition, are people who submit to the will of Allah. Islam as a religion started in Arabia and spread across the world to more than 60 different countries. Allah is the name Muslims calls their God. They believe their religion is timeless and their God is the one true God.
As stated in the Qur’an from Al- 'Ankabut Chapter twenty-nine verse forty-six, "We [Muslims] believe in that which has been sent down to us and has been sent down to you [Jews and Christians]. And our God and your God is One..." (The Noble Qur’an). This quote says that Muslims (contrary to misconception) should respect Judaism and Christianity because God also revealed their religion to them in their respective holy books. The Tanakh, Bible, and Qur’an more or less have the same message of loving God, helping others, and being a devoted person to your given religion. Another similarity is how closely related the practices are.
Although the fact that Muslims do concede that Jesus existed, they do not believe that he was the Child of God, as Christians believe he is. The Muslim just believe that he was an incredible prophet, alongside Moses and Abraham. Another major difference is both religions holy books are difference. Muslims have the Quran which was composed by Muhammad, who was their most recent prophet, and they believe it to be the latest expression of God. It is likewise said to be the complete word of God.
Muslims claim the line of Isma’il as their ancestor, and the Qur’an states, “We shall worship Thy Allah and the Allah of thy fathers, of Abraham, Isma'il and Isaac, - the one (True) Allah. To Him we bow (in Islam)." 1 “Father Abraham” is held in high regard in the faith of Islam. It is written in the Holy Qur’an, “Also mention in the Book (the story of) Abraham: He was a man of Truth, a prophet.”2 Jesus is also frequently mentioned in the Qur’an, not as the son of God, but as a prophet. The miracles He performed are acknowledged as divine acts of God that occurred through him, and it is also acknowledged that he was subject to disbelief at the time.
Muslims believe that it is a continuation and reiteration of the monotheistic teachings and traditions of early Judaism (McCarthy 1992, 119-123). Sacred Islamic Texts The Qur’an: The Qur’an literally ... ... middle of paper ... ...rn free from sin and with the spiritual potential to be good Muslims. Salvation is acquired by grace and guidance from Allah and personal faith, good works and deeds. All mankind is born Muslim and is endowed with the spiritual and intellectual ability to acknowledge Allah as God and obey His laws and submit to them. Humanity has a special place in creation as humanity alone is gifted with rational faculties, spiritual aspirations, freedom of choice and power of action.
Islam believes that each person is born pure. The Holy Quran tells us that God has given human beings a choice between good and evil and to seek God’s pleasure through faith, prayer and charity. Islam’s main message is to worship God and to treat all of God’s creation with kindness and compassion. Works Cited admin, Islam.ca. what is islam.