A Comparison Of Islam And Christianity



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There are hundreds of religions in this world. Of them two are the
most prominent. Islam and Christianity. It is averaged that there are 750
million people practicing Islam, and another 1 billion practicing
Christianity. The start of Islam is actually derived form Christianity,
history books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many
revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel (In
Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of Jesus' birth,
Jesus of course is the founder of Christianity). The message Muhammad
received told him that there was but one God (Identical to the inception of
the Ten Commandments), not many ...

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are those who have submitted themselves.
The basic creed of Islam is brief: There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad
is the Prophet of Allah. Islam teaches that there is one God, the creator
and sustainer of the universe. This God, Allah, is compassionate and just.
Because He is compassionate, He calls all people to believe in Him and
worship Him. Because He is also just, on the Last Day He will judge every
person according to his deeds. On the Last Day, all the dead will be
resurrected and either rewarded with heaven or punished with hell. In
Christianity one of the Ten Commandments states that "I am the Lord you
God.....you shall have no other gods before me", also identical to Islam
God is considered the creator of the universe, and he is also just. On the
last day, or judgment day, the same holds true as in Islam in the Christian
beliefs, the dead will be resurrected and either rewarded with heaven or
punished with hell.
Mankind is regarded as the crown of creation, ...

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Islamic
community, this meant the use of force in the form of jihad, or holy war.
This also happened in the Christian faith, it was known as "Crusades",
where missionaries would go out and spread the word of God. The intent was
not to force conversion on anyone; this was forbidden by the Koran and the
Bible. The object of jihad and the crusades was to gain political control
over societies and run them in accordance with the principles of Islam and
Christianity. Both took separate paths to accomplish their prospective
goals, thus explaining the Islam influence in the Middle East and North
Africa, and the Christian influence in Europe and North America.
During the decades ...

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