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Unity of Religious Ideals
Comparative religion looks at what each religion teaches on important subjects directly from their religious books. Clear statements from the Qur’an, Bible, Talmud and other religious books are presented so that the reader can judge for themselves what the true message is from each holy book regarding issues of importance to all human beings. Historical actions taken in the name of these religions are also examined. The attacks against Al-Islam are defended by direct comparisons between what Al-Islam teaches and Muslims practice versus the teachings and practices in Christianity, Judaism and other religions.
This section addresses the unity of religious ideals showing areas where religions agree. It is in these teachings that the oneness of a universal Creator who loves and cares for all human beings equally is readily seen.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the Old Testament:
The Qur’an mentions in Surah Al-Araf chapter 7 verse 157:
"Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures) in the law and the Gospel".
1. Muhammad (Pbuh) Prophesied In The Book Of Deuteronomy:Almighty God speaks to Moses in Book of Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse 18:
"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY
by Dr. Zakir Naik
Greet you in the same manner as Jesus (pbuh) greeted in Hebrew Luke 24:36
‘Sholam alay kum’
or Islamic greeting in Arabic Assalaamu alai kum
both meaning ‘Peace be on you’.
Similarities / Similar Teachings in the Qur’an and the Bible which Muslims follow but Christians don't
I. CONCEPT OF GOD IN CHRISTIANITY:
1. Jesus Christ (pbuh) never claimed Divinity
One may ask, if both Muslims and Christians love and respect Jesus (pbuh), where exactly is the parting of ways? The major difference between Islam and Christianity is the Christians’ insistence on the supposed divinity of Christ (pbuh). A study of the Christian scriptures reveals that Jesus (pbuh) never claimed divinity. In fact there is not a single unequivocal statement in the entire Bible where Jesus (pbuh) himself says, "I am God" or where he says, "worship me". In fact the Bible contains statements attributed to Jesus (pbuh) in which he preached quite the contrary. The following statements in the Bible are attributed to Jesus Christ (pbuh):
Religions of the world can be broadly categorized into Semitic religions and non-Semitic religions. Non-Semitic religions can be divided into Aryan religions and non-Aryan religions.