"Allah" is the Arabic term for "God." The fundamental distinctions between Christianity and Islam include the display of devotion, the idea that Jesus was a prophet rather than the real son of God, and the conviction that Muhammed was the final prophet. Christians and Muslims both believe that Jesus will return on the Day of Judgment. However, they do not share many other beliefs, such as the existence of Hell.
Christians believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven while Muslims also believe that anyone who follows the teachings of Muhammad can go to paradise. However, only Christians are saved by faith in Jesus Christ, not by believing in Muhammad.
Although both Christianity and Islam focus on love, forgiveness, and acceptance, they differ in how these concepts are applied. For example, Christians believe that since Jesus sacrificed his life for our sins we should have mercy on others even if they have hurt us. But because Muhammad died without accepting Jesus as his savior he will be punished in hell for all eternity.
Also, Christians believe that because Jesus rose from the dead so can we. But because Muhammad did not die he remains alive today helping those who ask for his aid.
In conclusion, Christianity and Islam are two different religions that happen to have some similarities in terms of history and belief. Although there are aspects about each system that are appealing there are also several differences that may prevent them from ever being able to agree on most things.
The Muslim God is Allah. A. Jesus is the Christian God's son and a member of the faith's trinity. Allah is both a deity and a God. A. Jesus is regarded as a man who lived and died. He was born of a woman and was raised by humans, but he is also considered to be fully divine because he possessed all seven qualities of godliness.
Some of the most common misunderstandings about Islam held by non-Muslims revolve on the name "Allah." Many individuals have come to believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews for a variety of reasons. This is completely incorrect, because "Allah" is merely the Arabic word for "God," and there is only one God. It is true that some people call Jesus Christ "Allah" because of their belief that he is the son of God and divine messenger; however, this is not accepted by all Muslims.
In fact, many Islamic scholars consider it wrong to call anyone other than God "Allah." In Islam, you cannot pray to someone else besides God; therefore, any prayer done to another person is considered invalid. Because "Allah" means "the god" in English, many people assume that Muslims pray to a different God than Christians do. However, since praying to one God alone is acceptable in Islam, this assumption is false.
Furthermore, many individuals believe that since Muslims pray to Allah, they must be worshipping a different God than Christians. Again, this is incorrect, because it assumes that everyone who prays is asking for something special or unique from God. As we will discuss below, every aspect of our lives is watched over by God, so regardless of what you ask for, he can give it to you. Prayer is about bringing your thoughts before God and letting him know what you want.
Islam is an Arabic term that signifies "submission" and, in religious context, "submit to God's will." The name "Islam" is derived from the Arabic word "sal'm," which meaning "peace." The faith symbolizes tolerance and peace. It also means "surrender."
In fact, the word "Islam" has many different meanings for people around the world. For some, it means strictly following the teachings of Mohammed; for others, it means believing in God and Jesus Christ and following Christian practices; and still for others, it means simply being a Muslim.
According to the Webster Dictionary, the primary definition of Islam is "a religion founded by Mohammad about A.D. 570." However, this is not the only definition of Islam. The Oxford English Dictionary defines Islam as "the belief that Allah (God) has sent His messenger (Mohammad) to provide mankind with a clear guidance toward happiness and salvation"; "the practice of these beliefs"; and "the Arab nation."
Thus, Islam is a very broad and diverse culture with many different aspects to it. However, there are several common themes or principles that run through all forms of Islam.
Islam is a monotheistic religion with origins in the Garden of Eden, Adam, and the prophet Abraham, as do Christianity and Judaism. According to Islam, Allah is the sole God, and Muhammed is his messenger. Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and is therefore greater than any other prophet, while Jews believe that Yahweh is the only true God and that Joshua is his prophet.
All three religions have a common belief in one God and the importance of faith in making contact with him. The main difference between them is that Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and is therefore greater than any other prophet, while Jews believe that Yahweh is the only true God and that Joshua is his prophet.
Both Islam and Christianity demand exclusive devotion to their respective prophets, with no other gods allowed along with them. Also like Christianity, Islam has many similarities with Judaism including the Holy Trinity (3 in 1 form) and the concept of heaven and hell. However, unlike Judaism, Islam does not require circumcision nor does it hold prayer meetings called synagogues where Christians gather for worship.
In conclusion, all 3 religions include a lot of similarities also having differences. They all believe in one God and share many concepts such as heaven and hell.