Islam: Monotheistic Religion

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“Religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a God, usually involving devotional and ritual observances and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs." A multitude of religions could be categorized as either polytheistic or monotheistic. Islam and Christianity are tow widely practiced monotheistic religions. Christianity is the largest religion, with over 2 billion believers. It stems from the life, teachings and death of Jesus Christ (believed to be the Anointed One of God.) Islam is a religion segmented by the Quran and the Sunnah- an accumulation of hadiths (stories) regarding the Prophets and the 12 Imams. Although Christianity…show more content…
Christians believe Jesus is a divine embodiment of God walking on Earth, but they also believe he is the Son of God. In the Bible, it states: “And there are varieties of ministries and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects but the same God who works all things in all persons.” (1 Cor. 23:4-6) Christians construe this statement from their Holy book, as evidence that there are three distinct Persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit and yet it is one of the greatest misconceptions that significantly differentiates Islam and Christianity as separate religions. Secondly, Christians believe in the violent and barbarous crucifixion of Jesus, that resulted in being rose from the dead three days later. They believe Jesus was arrested, tried and sentenced before being crucified by the Romans. Scriptures state that he was whipped, his flesh was cut, bruised and crowns of thorns were forced into his scalp. Afterwards, he was forced to be hung completely naked on the wooden beam. In accordance to Scriptures, on an early Sunday morning, Jesus’s body was not found. The scriptures have stated that after Jesus was resurrected, he visited his mother and told her: "Don 't hold on to me, because I have not yet returned to the Father.…show more content…
In conclusion, although Christianity and Islam are both monotheistic religions, they offer differing perspectives on subjects like the Concept of God, the death of Jesus and the humanity 's natural state. When discussing the general concept of God, it is known that certain Christians have belief in a Holy Trinity, where God is represented in three different Persons, while Islam believes in one God only, associated with no partners or equivalents. The death of Jesus is also a topic that is one of the most important differences between Christianity and Islam. Christians believe that Jesus was tortured and crucified, only to be resurrected three days later and then ascended to Heaven. Muslims believe Jesus never had to suffer crucifixion, but a man who looked similar to Jesus did, while Jesus was ascended to Heaven and is alive until this day. Furthermore, regarding the natural state of humanity, Christianity preaches the idea of Original Sin, where everyone is born a sinner, because they are carrying the burden of the first humans on Earth, Adam and Eve whilst Islam has a distinctly different way of addressing this issue. Muslims believe that every human is born good and pure, and in a state of submission to Allah. These two religions, commonly used for topics of debates, have a range of enlightening similarities and differences and writing this essay has helped me to educate myself properly so it is easier to
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