Islam News

By: Taylor Andersen

Religion

Islam is the 2nd most popular religion with 1.2 billion people. Christianity is 1st. Islam is a monotheistic religion meaning that they only believe in one god, Allah. If you translate Allah to English, you will find that it means god. Muhammad is a God prophet and messenger to Allah revealed the Quran, the religious sacred book. Islam teachings about Allah's relationship with man are that Allah is the one and only one God with no partner, no son, no father, no companion, no associate, and no equivalence. God is the All-Merciful, All-forgiving, and is the All-Donor. Other God attributes could be referred to in the related question below. Islam teaches Muslims that Allah guides and Leads Muslims to the right path that leads them to the good in the current life and after life. Also Islam teaches Muslims that Allah knows all what say/do and all what just we intend to do or what we keep is secret from all people. There are 5 pillars of Islam, they are Shahadah, Salah, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj. Shahada is the profession of Faith. The second pillar is Salah which is prayer. Zakat, the 3rd pillar, is almsgiving which means to make voluntary contributions to aid the poor. Sawm is the fourth pillar and is fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. The final Pillar is the hijj, the pilgrimage to Makkah.

Muhammad

Muhammad was a man from Mecca who unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. He is believed by Muslims and Bahá’ís to be a messenger and prophet of God. Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last prophet sent by God for mankind. While non-Muslims regard Muhammad to have been the founder of Islam, Muslims consider him to have been the restorer of an unaltered original monotheistic faith of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. Due to his activities as a social reformer, diplomat, merchant, philosopher, orator, legislator, military leader, and philanthropist, he was described to be the most influential human in history.

Islam to Christianity

The sacred text of Islam is the Qur'an (Korean), the sacred text of Christianity is the

Bible = Old Testament (Jewish Bible) + New Testament. The Christians inspiration of sacred text has varying veiws (literal Word of God, inspired human accounts, or of human origin only). Islam only has only one, Literal Word of God. Islam has one other written authority, Hadith, however, Christianity has many church fathers, church councils, ecumenical creeds (all branches); papal decrees, canon law (Catholics). Another difference is their religious laws. Christianity has the canon law and Islam has Sharia.

Islam to Judaism

Both religions are monotheist. Also, both say Jesus cannot be a God since he is human. Another similarity is that both say Moses was a prophet. The religions of Islam and Judaism say no pork and no alcohol. Both say keep the beard. Another thing they both have in common is that they say no interest (for Jews it is restricted to Jews only, for Muslims it is a no interest dealing period). Also, both say obey the commandments and both say circumcize your men.
Islam accepts Jesus as the prophet and says he never claimed divinity. Jews say he blasphemed.. Islam says the messiah was Jesus, but the Jews deny that. Jews still await the final prophet, yet islam says Muhammed was the final prophet

Islam to Hinduism

Hinduism and Islam are very different religions. There are the major differences between the ideas of religions and major differences between how a person enters haven. However, there are some similarities. Both religions believe in a final resting place for the soul and the both religions holds and highly honest person conduct for their members such as giving to the poor and selfless duty. Both religions also have sacred text that are fundamental to their religions and both religions have sacred locations where undertaken by the faithful.

Islam to Confucianism

Islam is a religion. Its concept of submitting to God started with Adam, and its final book, the Quran, was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon them). Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Both believe in One God, however, Confucianism's view of God is more like that of a Deist view, whereas Islam believes that God Revealed Himself to humanity.

Islam to Taoism

Both were founded by men (the prophet Muhammad and the philosopher Lao Tzu). Both have the concept of a heaven (although there is philosophical taoism, which does not). Both value humility, compassion, moderation. They have very different ideas about how the Universe works and how best to live (one seeks submission with Allah, the other harmony with the Tao). One considers its sacred text to be the word of God and itself as completed and universal.