How can Islam and Christianity be related?


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How can Islam and Christianity be related?

Islam and Christianity are two religions that have the highest followers on earth. These two religions are reversed greatly and have similar stories but different belief. Islam is not related to Christianity with its belief and norms. The worship pattern of a Muslim is far more different from that of a Christian and also the belief is not the same. . For Islam it is a final Abrahamic religion of Allah. It is not a newly found religion but it has become the restoration of the religious teachings of Christ, Noah, Moses and many other prophets. The Quran has become the final word of Allah and has become intact since the revelation and Allah has made it His duty to protect the Quran even now. The Quran says (what means): "Say (O Muhammad to the Jews and Christians): 'We believe in Allah and that which has been sent to us and that which has been sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and to Al-Asbat, (the offspring of the twelve sons of Jacob) and that which has been given to Moses and Jesus, and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam).Ē [Quran 2:136]

Christianity is an Abrahamic religion that is based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ , the believers or followers believes that Jesus is the Son of God, who died and rose the third day as the redeemer of the whole world and for the remission of their sins. The foundation of this religion is clearly expressed in their way of life. A life they believe is Christ like where they are above the situations of this life. The dress and lifestyle of a Christian is different from the Muslim who seems to be more conserving than the Christian. And this is from the verses that are in Quran for every Muslim.

When it comes to going to heaven or paradise, there is a huge difference in their belief. The Muslim have a solid belief in this aspect of their religion. The Prophet (sallall‚hu Ďalayhi wasallam) said, "Whoever believes in All‚h and His Messenger, offers prayers perfectly and fasts (the month of) Ramadan then it is incumbent upon All‚h to admit him into Paradise, whether he emigrates for All‚hís cause or stays in the land where he was born.Ē They (the companions of the Prophet (sallall‚hu Ďalayhi wasallam) said, "O All‚hís Messenger (sallall‚hu Ďalayhi wasallam)! Should we not inform the people of that?" He said, "There are one-hundred degrees in Paradise which All‚h has prepared for those who carry on Jihad in His Cause. The distance between every two degrees is like the distance between the sky and the Earth. So if you ask All‚h for anything, ask Him for the Firdaus, for it is the last part of Paradise and the highest part of Paradise, and at its top there is the Throne of Beneficent, and from it gush forth the rivers of Paradise.Ē (Bukhari 9/519)

For the Christians, they believe in the Jesus as the Son of God, they believe that you should lay down your worries, your sins, your challenges, your poverty and drop it at the feet of Jesus as a total surrender to him. This is one way you have the opportunity of going to heaven. If you can only believe in Him that He is the son of God. The Muslim does not believe this which is where there is a huge gap between the religions. The beliefs are not that similar which is what is causing the misconceptions between the followers of the religion.

Islam has become the fastest growing religion in the world and it is still growing just Christianity is growing. Islam is complete and prefect. This is the why you cannot but appreciate the religion. The religion is not less which is why it has the highest number of followers in the world. This is because there are lots of revelations that you would see as a Muslim when you become one. And for the Christians, they believe in trinity which God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit all in one. However, to throw more light on this, the New Testament of the Bible has a lot of explanations for this. This is what the Muslim does not believe in. They believe in the Prophets and also believe that Jesus is one of the Prophets and the Son of God.

Posted: 2013-08-07

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