Jesus And Mohammed Essay

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Islam and Christianity are very similar religions, and this is very present in their leaders; respectively Mohammed and Jesus. They introduced radical new ideas to their areas, and the religions they founded have spread across the world and have remained the two largest major religions worldwide for centuries. Mohammed and Jesus both had rather humble beginnings, but became two of the most significant visionaries, monotheists and moralists of all time.
Jesus and Mohammed were both, as their respective religions believe, “touched by God.” They both wanted their truth to be spread far and wide, in the hope of turning humans towards God and allowing them into Paradise. The difference between ...view middle of the document...

Both are monotheistic religions who believe in the same god, but have different names. Muslims have their idea of God put simply into the first line of their creed, the Shahada: “There is no god but God…” Mohammed taught that there is one God, supreme and creator of the world. There is no debate; he has absolute power over everything. As such, the Quran, the teachings of Mohammed written down, is the actual Word of God and cannot be disputed Jesus himself teaches only of one God, but as mentioned above, he displayed wisdom and power of a divine level, and was prophesised as the Son of God. Christian belief is that he one God takes three forms: God, God the Father and Creator; Jesus, God the Son and Saviour; and God the Holy Spirit. Christians believe that they are all one God in three forms at the same time, with the same sort of power that the Muslims attribute to him. When Jesus walked the Earth, God did not “disappear” from Heaven; similarly, Jesus existed for the eternity before he walked the Earth. To Muslims, the Christian teachings of the existence of God are too close to polytheism for comfort, but they do agree that their God is the same as Christianity’s.
The actual teachings of Jesus and Mohammed are quite similar, but with notable differences. Jesus’s teachings are all about love. Jesus taught that love and forgiveness are the most important aspects. He taught that compassion was above any law, seen when he healed the sick on the Jewish holy day, Sabbath. Jesus also taught that forgiveness was the way to deal with conflict, saying to “turn the other cheek.” In a similar...

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