July 28, 2010
Compare and Contrast Islam, Christianity, and Judaism
The Middle East is a main region where it served as the origin for many societies and religions such as Christianity and Islam. As they lengthened from this region, both of these religions had extensive influence on the route of times gone by. The Christians instituted new churches in cities and this made the expansion of Christianity through the first two centuries a fundamentally metropolitan occurrence. Since the Arabia had extremely little cities Islam was expanded considerably through villages and countryside parts. Islam was based on the teachings of Muhammad, who was called the Prophet. One who practices Islam is a Muslim. Muslims follow the Koran, the written revelation brought by Muhammad. Islam was the quickest growing religion. Judaism is one of the world's oldest religious traditions. Judaism originated in the Middle East. The key aspect of Christianity is the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish rabbi, fascinated a following of citizens who considered him to be a new prophet. Their memories of Jesus’ words and actions evoke his days on earth and the sensation of his resurrection from the dead on the first Easter. Much like Christianity Islam was based on the divine and teaching of person or prophet, Muhammad. Muhammad began his organization at the age of 40, when, he stated, the archangel Gabriel emerged to him in a dream. At first Muhammad consulted his dreams only to his family and close acquaintances. After four years he began to preach overtly in his inhabitant city of Mecca. Mocked by the Mecca’s, he went to Medina in 622. At his death in 632, Muhammad was head of an Arab state increasing tremendously in power. Islam focused on five pillars in which they considered were very important in their lives. The first duty was belief and witness and this basically focused on the chief principle that God is everywhere and...
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