Although islam and christianity seem to have certain points of doctrine in common, there is an enormous difference between them, not only in beliefs about salvation, forgiveness and christ but in many other areas affecting daily life, human behavior and attitudes. Muslim, jews and christians - relations and interactions by dr gordon newby abstract seen from the vantage of the late twentieth century, relations between muslims, jews, and christians look both better and worse than at any time in the past. Christianity believes that god revealed himself in order to redeem and to save also to lead followers to a fullness of life, freed from the sin both in this world and in the world to come islam believes revelation is not for the purpose of redemption, but for the sake of guidance.
In christianity the sacred text is the bible, for islam it is the qur'an, and for judaism it is the hebrew bible or tanakh there exists the expectation of an individual who will herald the end of the world, and/or bring about the kingdom of god on earth. To illustrate the similarities and differences between the two largest religions of the world, the following chart compares the origins, beliefs and practices of christianity and islam please note that numbers are estimates and descriptions of beliefs and practices are simplified for brevity’s sake.
Muslim, jews and christians - relations and interactions by dr gordon newby abstract seen from the vantage of the late twentieth century, relations between muslims, jews, and christians look both better and worse than at any time in the past in many parts of the world, muslims are engaged in dialogue with jews and christians.
The appearance of the angel gabriel (jibril) muslims also recognize the prophets of christianity along with judaism, including noah, abraham, moses, and jesus conflict in jerusalem in 615 the persians sacked jerusalem, and the christian byzantine empire managed to have it under control again for a.
The events of 9/11, ongoing war in iraq, developments in afghanistan, the israeli/palestinian conflict, the danish cartoon crisis, pope benedict's remarks on islam, countless other lower-profile events—all reflect the fact that muslim-christian and muslim-western relations stand among the defining issues of our age. Since the sudden emergence of a vigorous and growing muslim community in the arabian peninsula in the early seventh century, christians and muslims have been forced to negotiate the realities of face-to-face interactions in everyday life, in political relations between christian and muslim nations, and in all-too-common violent conflicts. Early interactions between muslims, jews, and christians under islam 1975 words 8 pages when it comes to the modern relationship that islam shares with both christianity and judaism, it is not difficult to recognize mutual hostility.