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Comparing Islam and Christianity

The doctrine of Salvation or Soteriology is our focus for this comparative study. More specifically how Muslims (followers of Islam) and Christians (followers of Christianity), view Salvation and its inherent requirements. The word Salvation can have many different definitions to various people and religions.

The definition for salvation we will be using comes from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition ;

1.Preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil. 2.Deliverance from the power or penalty of sin; redemption.

In plain English, we will define salvation as what it takes to get into Heaven or Paradise.

We will investigate the following …

The Holy Month of Ramadan

The word “Ramadan” is derived from the word ramd, meaning “to burn”. This month is predominantly sacred for Muslims mainly because the Noble Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this month. It is during this time also that he declared to his followers that the gates of Heaven will be open, and the gates of Hell will be closed.Ā  During Ramadan, Muslims go into fasting literally from dawn to dusk. It is believed that the reason they are fasting is to burn all sins. They break their fast daily depending on what time the sun will …

Islam: A Search for One God and the Last Prophet

Today, the religion of Islam has come on the world’s center stage. For many non-Muslims, this religion has become synonymous with terrorism. Yet to its believers, it is a religion of peace, a religion of the one and only God, and its founder, Muhammad, was the last prophet of God. How could a religion that enjoyed 500 years of a golden age after it was founded be stuck in the dark ages today? Many non-Muslims are quick to blame the current abysmal conditions of Muslims today on the violence mentioned in the Koran, the holy book of the Muslims. Yet, …

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