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Both Islam and Christianity are monotheistic religions believing in the same god referred to as Allah by the Muslims and God by the Christians In this sense Islam and Christianity are considerably intertwined appearing to come from the same beginning For Christianity the stories about the origin of the universe are found in the first two chapters of the book of genesis in their holy book the Bible They show how God created the world in six days The following quote shows how God created the world from nothing In the beginning God created the heavens and earth Genesis 11 Similar to Christianity the Islamic stories about creation are found in their holy book the Quran Just like the Bible the Quran states that Allah created the world in six days out of nothing Your Guardian Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six days then He settled Himself on the Thrown Surah 754 There are two scientific theories about the origin of the universe cosmology and evolution see Appendix 1 for definitions These have sometimes posed a major problem for Christian beliefs about creation The Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christian groups disregard the scientific theories and take the accounts from the bible very literally Protestants and Roman Catholics accept evolution as a hypothesis and teach that evolution was under Gods control and guidance Unlike Christians science has never been a problem for Muslim beliefs Muslims would argue that science does not affect their belief in Allahs creation of the world instead it explains what the Quran teaches Therefore scientific explanations are welcomed as they help Muslims to have a greater understanding of Allahs creation The belief in life after death is fundamental to both Islam and Christianity Both the Quran and the Bible contain similar teaching on this matter The teaching for both Islam and Christianity is that the human being lives
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