Islam Is A Monotheistic Religion Practiced By Muslims Essay

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Islam is a monotheistic religion practiced by Muslims. Islam is similar to Christianity in that they both believe in a God except in Islam He is referred to as Allah. One difference between the two religions is that both Christians and Muslims both believe in Jesus, but Christians see him as the Son of God and therefore worship him as if he was a god. Christians also believe God has three different personas; “God, who exists in three distinct persons (The Trinity): Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)”. This makes it seem as though the Christians worship more than one person and the Muslims on the other hand, look down on worshiping anyone other than God himself. Muslims see Isa (Isa: Muslim name for Jesus) as only a prophet, not divine. In most cases the prophet Muhammad is more commonly associated with Islam than Isa is. It is thought around the age of forty, Muhammad was visited by the Angel Gabriel, who showed him revelations from Allah. A few years later Muhammad began to share the revelations Gabriel brought to him. Although some of the citizens of Mecca believed Muhammad was telling the truth others thought he was lying about his visions. Muhammad and his followers were persecuted until they were eventually pushed out of Mecca so they went on a pilgrimage to the city of Medina. Medina provided Muhammad and his followers a safe place to live and preach the Islamic religion. After several years, Muhammad and his followers returned to Mecca, to forgive them and…

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