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Bible came before Quran, just like Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H.) came before the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). Both Islam and Christianity have resembling teachings over edible and nonedible foods, marriage and procreation, and lifestyle in general.
Islam manifests Quran as a continuation of the teachings of God that were earlier revealed in the Holy Bible. Muslims believe that both Bible and Quran were revealed to mankind by the same God. While it is obligatory upon a Muslim to believe in Bible along with other Holy Books, Islam has established Quran as the book whose teachings are ever-applicable and ever-lasting. Muslims believe that one of the reasons for this is the fact that Quran has remained as such as it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) to date whereas Bible has undergone changes as a result of customization and varied interpretation by the Christians over the passage of time. On the other hand, Christians hold the opinion that Bible has to be followed rather than Quran because Christianity precedes Islam in order of revelation.
Islam declares Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H.) as a prophet of God. To Muslims, Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H.) is just as respectable and honorable as any other prophet including Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) and Prophet Moses (P.B.U.H.). Muslims even consider the true practicing Christians of the original Bible as Muslims until Islam succeeded Christianity since they followed the book of the same God who later revealed Quran. Declaring Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H.) as God’s son is one of the biggest sins in the Quranic perspective as Islam declares God as a single entity with no parent, equivalent, or offspring. Islam also declares that Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H.) was born without a father as God is able to make a man without a father. On the contrary, Christians believe that Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H.) was the
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Islam is based on a firm believe that God is omnipotent. Muslims have faith in the angels and Prophets which are created by God for the guidance of the human beings. The foundational beliefs of Islam include their faith in the day of judgment and responsibility of every human being for their acts which he performs in this world.
However, these religions also have similar views on some points. But before we can compare and contrast the two religions, we need to define and know what these religions are all about. Christianity is a religion based upon the teachings and miracles of Jesus (Slick, n.d.).
Belief takes many different forms; these forms are called religions. The word “religion” is literally translated from Latin as “connection.” Connection with God. Connection with the Universe. Connection with people around. A lot of different religions existed and exist now.
Although the current tension between East and West would lend one to believe that there are very few areas of similarity and convergence between Islam and Christianity, the fact of the matter is that strong levels of correspondence exist in both the traditions that spawned these movements as well as the individual fundamental beliefs and/or theology that underlies their core beliefs and principles.
Esthetic and social activity as well as theological or philosophical inquiry is significant indications of the universality and earnestness of this seeking after the final meaning of the world, which supports the life of men. Whether the result takes the form of sensuous pleasure, an ethical code, a metaphysical system, or a religious creed, the assumption is that a formula for living has been found which corresponds in some sense to what the universe finally means.
Yet the ways in which they are different, create huge gaps between them which cause them to have irreconcilable differences. However, the ways in which they are alike are more numerous than the ways in which
Christians do not worship statues, unlike Hindus. Although Hindus ultimately believe in the same God as do the Christians, yet they worship idols. Hindus do so because they believe they can see and feel God in the form of idols. Whereas Christians, like
The birth of Jesus is similar to the creation of Adam in the Islamic faith; they both were born without fathers (Caner & Caner 214). God made Marry pregnant without any man; Jesus was born to Virgin Mary.