What Is The Difference Between Islam And Islam

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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. …show more content…
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 try once again to preach Islam to them once again. Muhammad’s revelations lasted for many years and were eventually written after his death and became what is known now as the bible of Islam called the …show more content…
Donner considers the Qur’an and the Constitution of Medina to be the most reliable Muslim sources. Although non-Muslim sources are scarce, Donner explains that there are few sources that reference Muhammad and his followers. There is not much to go off of at least this helps confirm the existence of Muhammad and how he spread Islam which helps confirm which parts of his story are real and which, may have been embellished over the years of being retold. In the next chapter: “The Expansion of the Community of Believers.” Donner argues that although Muhammad was a military leader there is not enough archeological evidence to prove he did much fighting. He acknowledges that there may have been a few fights and raids, but as far as fighting went; it never stopped the expansion of Islam. Donner thinks that expansion was simpler because they encountered many other devoted Believers who were willing to accept the monotheistic ways. He also found evidence many Christian tribes were friendly to the Believers and welcomed them with open arms because the two religions were so

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