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Does Islam have anything in common with other religions?


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May 12, 2014 9:06AM

Answer 1

Islam is an Abrahamic religion; that is, it is descended from Judaism and Christianity. Muslims regard Jesus Christ as a prophet and, like Jews and Christians, regard Jerusalem as a holy city.

Answer 2

Yes. Muslims believe that the God of Judaism and Christianity sent the angel Gabriel to the prophet Muhammad withe the words of the Koran. A more secular view is that Islam was based on Judaism and Christianity, which were already well established in southern Arabia. There are also some influences that appear to have come direct from the Zoroastrian religion after the conquest of the Persians.

Sikhism was influenced by Islamic beliefs. The Druze and Bahai faiths are also substantially affected by Islam.

Answer 3

Islam in its universal sense means full submission to God; the Creator; and it means peace (within one's self and within all humanity). Accordingly, Islam is God religion since creation of the inverse and even before. Islam per Torah revelation to Moses is called Judaism and Islam per Bible revelation to Jesus is called Christianity. Islam per God Qur'an revelation to prophet Muhammad is called the same name Islam as it is last God religion to people and Qur'an is last God holy book. So, Islam per Qur'an revelation to prophet Muhammad didn't descend from Judaism or Christianity but descended from Allah (ot God in English and same God worshiped in Judaism and Christianity).

There are many things in common with other religions. The most important issue is the morals and human conduct. All religions call for good morals (be trustful, don't lie, don't commit adultery, respect your neighbor, keep your promise, don't cheat, don't kill, don't commit robbery, ... etc).

In addition, Islam has in common with other God religions (Judaism and Christianity) the same ritual worships although practiced differently (for example: praying, fasting, alms giving, and pilgrimage).