Essay Similarities Between Islam And Christianity

914 Words Jun 28th, 2016 4 Pages
When attempting to compare Islam and Christianity, there are few similarities that can be found. Allaboutreligion.org states, “While there are a few similarities between Islam and Christianity, such as a belief in moral living and doing good to others, nevertheless, Muslims and Christians have vastly different views on major points of ideology and theology” (Islam vs. Christianity, 2016). Within this paper, the belief systems of both Islam and Christianity, will be compared and contrasted, as to reveal the more reasonable worldview.
According to Islam, Allah created the earth in six days. Everything in the universe was together in one place, and when Allah commanded, the universe blew apart. The matter then formed into planets, stars, and moons. The Quran, in Sura 96:1-2, states that mankind was formed from a “clot of congealed blood.” But, the Quran also states that mankind was formed from water, clay, and dust, in different parts of the book. Now, when comparing these beliefs of Islam to those of Christianity, there are a few similarities and differences. The Bible states that the earth was created in 7 days, with God resting on the seventh day. But while Allah just commanded and the universe formed from matter, God had a specific process for creation. On the first day, God created night and day; the second day, he created the sky and the oceans. On the third day, God created the animals and dry land. During the fourth and fifth days, God created the sun, moon,…

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