The Similarities Between Christianity and Islam:

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The Similarities Between Christianity and Islam:

There are hundreds of religions practiced in the world today. Of them two are the most prominent. Islam and Christianity. It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam, and another 1 billion practicing Christianity. The start of Islam actually derived form Christianity, history books indicate that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel (In Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of Jesus' birth.) The message Muhammad received told him that there was but one God which parallels what is written in the Ten Commandments. At that time most Arab's believed in many gods. Gabriel also told Muhammad that God was creator of the world (In Christianity, it's documented in Genesis Chapter 1 verse 1, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth), and that He would one day judge mankind (This is also true in Christianity: "The Lord will judge his people."

Hebrews 10:30). Both of these religions share much of the same framework, but they also differ in many ways.

The word Islam means "surrender" or "submission," submission to the will of Allah, the one God. Muslims are those who have submitted themselves. The basic creed of Islam is brief: There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah. Islam teaches that there is one God, the creator and sustainer of the universe. This God, Allah, is compassionate and just. Because He is compassionate, He calls all people to believe in Him and worship Him. Because He is also just, on the Last Day He will judge every person according to his deeds. On the Last Day, all the dead will be resurrected and either...