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Islam VS Christianity Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam The Muslim and Christian religions are two religions that share many concepts and beliefs while at the same time having major differences in some areas of faith The Islamic religion was influenced in part by Christianity but developed into a very different practice with its own unique rituals prayers and beliefs In the Muslim faith their primary source of religious belief is the Quran which was written by the prophet Muhammed in a series of revelations which lasted for 23 years from about 610 CE to 622 CE The similarities between the two religions begin by looking at the basic concepts of each religion First both are monotheistic and god is recognized as the creator who is omnipotent and all knowing Both believe that a prophet Muhammad for Islam and Jesus for Christians were the last prophets to come to earth sent by god and each of the prophets are responsible for at least some of the religions holy book writing In both religions god has a unique relationship with his people and makes covenants with them It is also understood in both religions that the world will come to an end someday and no one knows when At the end of the world an evil figure Satan will be defeated and god will judge all humans based on the moral code specified in the agreement with god Both religions also have books that are the primary source of religious knowledge If a sin or transgression from what is desired occurs both religions god accept an apology and are forgiven if they truly are sincere The moral codes of the religions are also similar in that in both parents have special rights as do spouses and consequently adultery is forbidden Also both maintain that societys laws must be obeyed and intoxication and suicide are prohibited The differences between these two religions can
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