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Jesus and Mohammed Paper
Axia College of University of Phoenix
April 22, 2007
Jesus and Mohammed
Jesus and Mohammed both laid the foundation for two similar and yet very different religions. Jesus was the founder of Christianity while Mohammed was the founder of Islam. This paper is meant to compare the lives of Jesus and Mohammed historically, explore what impact the death of each person had on his respective religion, describe the ways each have been worshipped, and explain how each message is being carried out in the world today.
Both Jesus and Mohammed were influential roll models to their respective religions. Consequently, Christianity and Islam are two of the most influential religions to date. Both men and their religions originated in Islam; nevertheless, there are significant differences between the two.
Figure 1 below illustrates the comparisons in the lives of Jesus and Mohammed.
All references illustrated in the chart are according to Fisher, M. P. (2005) except for Biblical references. All Biblical references are according to Lightning Study Bible KJV-R.
Figure 1: Lives of Jesus and Mohammed
Image: Modified and reproduced from The Aetherius Society (2006).
Image: Modified and reproduced from Mohammed Image Archive (n.d.).
Born in Bethlehem (4 BCE-30 CE).
Conceived of the Holy Spirit-Born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18-25).
Born in Mecca (570 CE-632 CE).
Naturally conceived-not of a virgin.
Crucified: Sacrificed his life for humanity.
Resurrected within three days.
Ascended to heaven.
There was no appointed successor.
Died of Illness
Was not resurrected.
Did not ascend to heaven.
Abu Bakr became his appointed successor.
The son of God, God's word and God (John 1:1,14)
Had at least one...