Another example, of a similarity, is that both religions believe that Jesus will return on the last day. Even though both these religions are similar in belief they are still different. For example, Islam and Christianity believe in one supreme god, but Christianity believes in a trinity consisting of God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost that Muslims don’t believe in. Christians believe that humans are born sinner, bearing the sins of Adam and Eve. Muslims
In addition, Christianity and Islam share the two basic commandments, which are displaying love for God and love for thy neighbor. Fundamentally speaking, it is apparent that both Islam and Christianity share a common point of origin that can be traced back to Abraham. In addition, they both have had prophets, their own scared scriptures, apostles or supporters, and the both have had significant roles not only in the religious community but in the world community. Regardless of the similarities between Islam and Christianity, there are considerable ideological differences between both the religions. Islam disagrees with the Christian interpretation that God is a Holy Trinity; instead, Islam does agree that dividing the wholeness of God is a serious sin punishable by death.
(Muehlenberg, 2013) The Islamic world view does not acknowledge the Holy Spirit and Muhammad is regarded by some Muslims as the consoler or counsellor, which Isa promised in the Bible book of John 14:16.Therefore it is clear that the Islamic faith does not recognize the Trinity like the Christian world view. They believe that Allah is one and to worship any person other than Allah is godless, infidel’s, irreligious and unjustifiable. (Muehlenberg, 2013) The Christian world view or faith worship God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ. (The Islamic faith incorrectly comprehends Christianity’s view by the doctrine of the Trinity: God the Father, The Holy Spirit, and Jesus the Son.) The term “Son of God” is also blasphemous to the Islamic Faith, for they believe that God did not take a wife or woman and in the flesh produced a child.
Luther, on the other hand, believes the Christian religion as a whole has become corrupt due to Pope Leo X internal motivation. Luther both attacks and presents what he believes is the right way to gain justification in his 95 Thesis and work On Christian Liberty while Chaucer focusses on a sole individual to exploit the corruption of the Church rather than condemning the Christian religion as hypocritical. Chaucer believes The Pardoner has become corrupt due to his own inner motives, not once in The Pardoner’s Tale does Chaucer satirize the Christian religion. Chaucer’s, The Pardoner’s Tale is also more effective than Luther’s direct criticism because he uses the Pardoner to poke fun at himself and therefore exploit that he know’s what he is doing is unjust because he “know[‘s] [how] to preach against the vice. Which masters [him]—and that is avarice.” If Chaucer wrote the Pardoner’s Tale the same way but did not include that the Pardoner knew he was corrupt then the argument could be made that Chaucer believed the Christian religion had truly strayed away from the original doctrines as Luther describes in his 95 Thesis and work On Christian Liberty.
What was the final outcome? Throughout the Middle Ages there was armed conflict amidst Christians and the Muslims. Christians called these feuds the Crusades in light of the fact that they were battling under the cross indication to spare the sacred terrains of the Bible from being profaned by non-Christians. In any case, the genuine explanation behind battling for these grounds was
Positive aspects of this taxonomy are the context it can provide and the way it is framed by time and space. However, this taxonomy has also received critique, or as Nassar Rabbat wrote: “...classifying Islamic architecture along the dynastic sequence of Islamic history – that is, to speak of Abbasid or Mamluk architecture- has led to the disregard for the architecture’s autonomous evolution, since artistic and architectural movements rarely correspond to political shifts.” (Rabbat, 2004, p. 20). Dynastic periodization gives a prominent, in some cases too prominent, place to the ruling dynasty as patron and tastemaker. Another point of criticism is that with this taxonomy small dynasties get less space and risk to be
The first reason conquest had something to do with the quick spread of Islam is when Heraclius spread the word during the Byzantine War. In the Why Islam Spread So Quickly reading it states, “When Heraclius massed his troops against the Moslems and the Moslems heard that they were coming to meet them out at al-Yarmuk, the Moslems refunded to the inhabitants of Hims.” This is saying if Heraclius didn’t mass his troops the word of Islam might not have gotten around to the Hims and areas around there. The next reason conquest helped Islam spread was through military services and ghazu raids. In the Why Islam Spread So Quickly reading it states, “...A series of ghazu raids against the non-muslims communities in the neighboring countries. The unity of the ummah would be preserved by an outwardly directed offensive [attack].” This relates to the spread of Islam because Muslims use a strategy of raids against non-muslims that would preserve the unity of the ummah.
Exclusivism argues there is only one religious view that allows for salvation (Merino 243). While inclusivism claims there can be truth in many faiths, it concurs with exclusivism that there is only one faith that perfects these truths (Merino 234). The concept of exclusivism is a source of restricted religious tolerance towards non-Christians in the United States. Christianity promotes salvation through the belief in Jesus and the profession of sin, it sees no other way for salvation to be achieved. From my observation, exclusivist ideas are geared specifically toward Islam and Hinduism, whose names have been associated with terrorism and inequality.
So the Virgin Birth is irrelevant to Islamic beliefs. Once one analyzes the different beliefs between Islam and Christianity, Christianity seems more encouraging, and realistic then Islamic beliefs. Granted, it may be difficult for someone to believe that God is three in one, born of a virgin, and resurrected from the grave, but most historical evidence points back to Christianity rather then
To advocate this idea, Karen Armstrong treated the following subjects: Mecca, Jahiliyyah, Hijrah, Jihad, and Salam. The Meaning of Jahilliyah Karen Armstrong defines “jahilliyah” (ignorance), as Muhammad (peace be upon him) called, the prevailing spirit of his time. It doesn’t mean the pre-Islamic period in Arabia. But, as recent research shows, Muhammad (peace be upon him) used the term jahilliyah to refer not to a historical era but to a state of mind that caused violence and terror in seventh century Arabia. She would argue that jahilliyah is also much in evidence in the West today as in the Muslim world.