Surprisingly, there are more similarities than differences between Christianity and Islam.
The definition of a Muslim is ‘One who surrenders to the will of God’. Mohammed is acknowledged by the faithful as the final messenger sent from God; chosen to receive verbal communication from Archangel Gabriel, to guide mankind to the last days. This became the Quran.
Jesus is revered by Muslims as a prophet and and referred to under various titles, the most common being al-Masīḥ (“the Messiah”). Muslims believe that Jesus will return to earth near The Day of Judgement to restore justice and to defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal (“the false messiah”. (also known as the Anti Christ). Jesus is named in the Quran more often than the patriarchs, Moses (136 times) or Abraham (69 times). His Islamic name is Isa ‘the word of truth’ and he is referred to as “Ibn Maryam” (son of Mary). Muslims believe Jesus was sent by God as a final prophet to guide the children of Israel; he is unique in being the only prophet in Islam who neither married nor had any children Continue reading