ISLAM & OTHER FAITHS


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How do Islam and Christianity relate?

Topic Islam Christianity
Population 1.3 billion 2 billion
God Believes in one God who created all things. Christians believe in One God but in three forms Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
Messengers In Islam there are said to have been 313 messengers sent by God and about 124,000 prophets. Islam recognizes 25 messengers the last of which being Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the first being prophet Adam. In Christianity there are about 70 prophets beginning with Adam. Prophet Jesus {Isa (A.S)} is identified as the savior for the religion.
Books Quran and Hadiths. The Bible comprising of the Old and New Testaments.
Angels Believes in Angels, who are beings made of light who serve God with no will of their own. In the Christian religion, angels are spiritual beings who serve God.
Prayer Salah (Prayer) 5 times a day, Muslims also gather together at a Mosque on a Friday for communal prayers (Jummah). Most adherents of Christian faiths, gather once a week in church which is usually on a Sunday (The Christian Sabbath), there are no obligatory prayers.
Charity Zakah, Every year a Muslim is obliged to pay 2.5% of his savings to charity. Charity is not obligatory in Christianity but it as seen as a great virtue and by some the "ultimate perfection of the human spirit". Christians give charity however they wish.
War Islamic ruling goes into great detail about the conduct during warfare. Some of the main aspects include: only engaging in warfare in self-defense of your people, forbidding of harming women, children or the elderly, forbidding of disrespecting dead bodies, forbidding of destroying enemy crops or livestock, forbidding of harming enemy religious practitioners. Christians oppose war and ideally all Christians conducting in a war should abide by the "Just war theory" created by Christian theologians such as Saint Augustine.
Meaning of Life Humans are to not get so attached to this material life and instead should worship and be mindful of God always so as to move closer to him and ultimately be rewarded with their place in Paradise. All have sinned and are thereby separated from God. Salvation is through faith in Christ and, for some, sacraments and good works.
Life after death All beings created with reason will be accountable to God Almighty on the Day of Judgement. They will be rewarded for every atom's weight of good, and either forgiven or punished for their evil deeds. Eternity in Heaven or Hell, in some cases temporal Purgatory.
Definition Islam is an Arabic word which means "Submission or surrender your will to God in Peace". Disciple of Jesus Christ.

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