In the last 2000 years, two great world religions have emerged from the sandy peninsula that we now call the Middle East: Islam and Christianity. While these two religions vary in history, belief and practice, they also have many similarities.
Islam: In 610CE, God gave his first declared revelation to Prophet Muhammad in a cave in Hira. The first year of the Islamic calendar begins in 622CE, when the Prophet Muhammad and his followers moved to Medina.
Christianity: Jesus Christ was born in 1CE in Bethlehem. When he was thirty years old, he began to preach the word of God. In 33CE, Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem; Christians believe that he rose again three days later and finally ascended to heaven.
Islam focuses on the belief that there is no god but God, and Muhammad is his prophet. They believe that their holy book, the Koran, is a direct transcript of the word of God. Islam means a submission to the will of God
Christianity: believes that God sent his only son, Jesus, to save them from sin. Those who believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit will have eternal life.
Islam: there are five pillars that create the main Islamic practices. Shahadah is the recitation of your fundamental belief. Salah is the ritual prayer that should be said five times a day. Zakat is charity for the poor. Sawm is fasting during the month of Ramadan. Hajj is a unique pilgrimage that all Muslims make to Mecca.
Christianity: ask your followers to attend church every Sunday. They must confess their sins and participate in communion. Penance for sins can include giving alms or good deeds.
Other general aspects
It started in the Middle East and considers Jerusalem a holy city.
They are monotheistic, believing in a single supreme being.
They have been successful proselytizers, extending beyond the Middle East to become world religions.
Have a holy book in which you believe that the word of God is written.
Participate in daily, weekly and annual rituals and ask your followers to adhere to a specific moral code.
They have had internal division, which leads to different branches or sects.
1. Both religions were founded by the works of one man, and Islam began 600 years after Christianity.
2. Islam believes that Muhammad was a prophet, while Christianity believes that Jesus was the son of God.
3. Islam asks its followers to adhere to the Five Pillars while Christians do most of their formal worship on Sundays.
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