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lifeinlove | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted January 31, 2012 at 6:23 PM via web

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Was it inevitable that there was conflict between Islam and Christian Europe during the Medaeval period? What are some charcteristics of Islamic civilization that led to conflict?

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 31, 2012 at 7:35 PM (Answer #3)

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If we look at this question ideologically, when you have two opposing religious systems that both offer a different version or view of life that does not accept the existence of another ideological and religious viewpoint, conflict becomes inevitable. Both Christianity and Islam offer conclusive ways of viewing the world that present that view as being right and therefore, by implication, those who don't ascribe to that view, as being "wrong."

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jpope1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted January 31, 2012 at 9:57 PM (Answer #4)

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It wasn't inevitable. Everthing that happens in history is contingent on a number of factors. Islamic and Christian Europe broke out into a violent frenzy because there was competing centers of power, vying for everthing from money to territory to the people's loyalty. The Islamic civilization of eastern Europe was vast and the Christian civilization of Western Europe was equally powerful. Each constantly tried to encroach upon the territory of the other. That's why violence ensued on a mass scale.

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM (Answer #5)

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Yes, conflict between the followers of both religions seemed and still seems unavoidable for several reasons. First, during the Middle Ages, those in power (particularly those who held religious positions) used that power to oppress the people of their regions. They held the keys to literacy and, therefore, were able to convince their uneducated followers that whatever they proposed--war, sacrifice, complete reliance upon the religion--was morally right. Thus, when leaders of either side promoted the importance of possessing the city of Jerusalem, Christian and Muslim adherents acted upon those commands, often violently.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM (Answer #6)

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It's really hard to pin this one on religion and on "Islamic Civilization."  I mean, during this time, everyone was at war with everyone.  This was a time when essentially everyone thought that might made right and that the best way to get rich and powerful was to conquer.  If there was something about Islamic Civilization that made it inevitable, then there was also something about Christian civilization, Mongol civilization, Aztec civilization, etc...

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enotechris | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted January 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM (Answer #7)

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As post #4 states, it wasn't inevitable.  For it not to have happened would have required a monumental effort at dipolmacy,however.  Ideological conflicts are, under the hood, based on economics; the Christian world, coming out of its Dark Age, began to expand into Muslim areas, ironically the same areas that had been, for the most part, under the control of the Roman Empire.

Europe wanted the trading routes that were under Muslim control.  Failing successful negotiation, there was long term warfare.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 1, 2012 at 1:47 AM (Answer #8)

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Probably few things in history are truly inevitable, but this conflict is one of many that have occurred throughout history because of extreme religious differences. Ironically, often the most intense conflicts involve people who claim to worship the same deity. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are all "Abrahamic" faiths; Shi'ites and Sunnis are both followers of Islam; Protestants and Catholics are both Christians. Judaism also has its different branches. Often the conflicts within religions are at least as intense as the conflicts between religions.

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 1, 2012 at 3:30 AM (Answer #10)

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I have to regretfully agree with those who hold that the conflict was inevitable.

The basis of any religion is personal belief, which is not a rational thing that can be objectively presented and analyzed for accuracy or connection with the physical world. When persons who deeply believe and affirm differing religious ideas are challenged by persons with a different, equally strongly held set of ideas, the efforts of each group to convert the other to their "correct" way of thinking will almost always lead to conflict. When territorial or economic justifications are added to the impetus of spreading the "true religion," you definitely have a beginning point for armed disagreement.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 4, 2012 at 12:05 PM (Answer #11)

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I disagree with post 9 that “Both Christianity and Islam tend to be militant religions”. All Abrahamic religions like Judaism, Christianity and Islam are peaceful religions. Islam being the last preaches peace and tolerance and confirms it for Judaism as well.

For this reason We prescribed to the children of Israel that he who kills a person without the latter being guilty of killing another or doing evil in the land, then his action is such that he had killed all mankind. And he who saves one life and if he had saved all mankind. And most certainly Our messengers came to them with clear proofs, most of the surely, even after that, act wastefully in the land. (Koran 5:32).

Similarly Christanity calls for even a softer approach.

But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. (Mathew 5:39).

The early history of Islam proves not only a peaceful but accommodating and tolerant approach.

The Arab conquest of Jerusalem was bloodless. Tradition has it that the Patriarch Sophronios surrendered the city to Omar, the commander of the Arab forces.  http://www.snunit.k12.il/njeru/ee1.htm

The fact is that Islam or Christianity, if followed in true spirit will never give rise to the conflict. However, the so called followers have deviated so much from the original teachings of their religions that gave rise to the conflicts. Reasons are many including oppression, prejudices and material gains.

 

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lifeinlove | Student , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted February 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM (Answer #12)

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As post #4 states, it wasn't inevitable.  For it not to have happened would have required a monumental effort at dipolmacy,however.  Ideological conflicts are, under the hood, based on economics; the Christian world, coming out of its Dark Age, began to expand into Muslim areas, ironically the same areas that had been, for the most part, under the control of the Roman Empire.

Europe wanted the trading routes that were under Muslim control.  Failing successful negotiation, there was long term warfare.

Where these routes and which ones were they?

Thank you!

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etotheeyepi | Student , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted February 11, 2012 at 7:24 AM (Answer #13)

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Warfare in the Middle East predates Christianity and Islam by at least eight millennia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUQLl-6_hxs

With that in mind one must wonder if the cultural differences or similarities had anything to do with the conflict.

The Middle East had agricultural wealth, mineral wealth, and the beginning of industrial wealth like leather, textiles and paper.

See merchant's cargo in Revelation 18:12-13 "... cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls."

Both sides wanted the wealth. One must wonder how it is any different that Agamemnon and Achilles fighting over Briseis, none of whom were Christian or Muslim.

 

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etotheeyepi | Student , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted February 11, 2012 at 7:38 AM (Answer #14)

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Like the poster of post #12, I would like to know more about the trade routes.  I have a vague idea that Marco Polo's book describes two routes.

One route went by sea from Canton in Southern China past the spice islands and India with a western terminal at Hormuz or Aden or the Canal between the Nile River and the Red Sea.

A second route went overland from Iraq through Afghanistan and the Taklimakan Desert to Northern China.

 

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM (Answer #15)

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The discussion has focused on capturing wealth but one point is being ignored by all that Jerusalem is a city that is holy to the followers of all Abrahamic religions and all three have been trying to make it a part of their territories and hence conflict.

Islam followed Christianity that followed Judaism. Jesus was to reform the children of Israel:

I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew 15:24)

The prophet Mohammad of Islam had yet to come from their brothers:

And it will come about in the last days, That the mountain of the house of the Lord, Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, And the peoples will stream to it. 2. Many nations will come and say, Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,... (Micah 4:1-2)

Alas! We go for everything modern and latest in this world like cars, houses, software and different appliances but when it comes to religion we stick to what our ancestors have been following and do not accept the latest and the last (Islam) that has been promised to us by God in our own "Books". 

Alas! We go for everything modern and latest in this world like cars, houses, software and different appliances for our comfort but when it comes to religion we stick to what our ancestors have been following and do not accept the latest and the last (Islam) that has been promised to us by God in our own Books. The mere prejudice is bringing all this misery to the mankind.

 

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted February 17, 2012 at 6:49 AM (Answer #18)

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I think that the most important conflicts between Islam and Christianity, was between Saladin and Richard.

Saladin was a great Muslim leader. His real name was Salah al-Din Yusuf. He united and lead the Muslim world and in 1187, he recaptured Jerusalem for the Muslims after defeating the King of Jerusalem at the Battle of Hattin near the Lake of Galilee. When his soldiers entered the city of Jerusalem, they were not allowed to kill civilians, rob people or damage the city. The more successful Saladin was, the more he was seen by the Muslims as being their natural leader.

from:
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Saladin.htm


I advise you to watch the movie "Kingdom of Heaven"
It's a movie very nice.
Good luck.

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 18, 2012 at 6:55 AM (Answer #19)

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The discussion has focused on capturing wealth but one point is being ignored by all that Jerusalem is a city that is holy to the followers of all Abrahamic religions and all three have been trying to make it a part of their territories and hence conflict.

Islam followed Christianity that followed Judaism. Jesus was to reform the children of Israel:

I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew 15:24)

The prophet Mohammad of Islam had yet to come from their brothers:

And it will come about in the last days, That the mountain of the house of the Lord, Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, And the peoples will stream to it. 2. Many nations will come and say, Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,... (Micah 4:1-2)

Alas! We go for everything modern and latest in this world like cars, houses, software and different appliances but when it comes to religion we stick to what our ancestors have been following and do not accept the latest and the last (Islam) that has been promised to us by God in our own "Books". 

Alas! We go for everything modern and latest in this world like cars, houses, software and different appliances for our comfort but when it comes to religion we stick to what our ancestors have been following and do not accept the latest and the last (Islam) that has been promised to us by God in our own Books. The mere prejudice is bringing all this misery to the mankind.

 

you said: "I don't like the Koran and I don't want the Koran." The words are too strong. - Najm

Excuse me Najm, I can see no reason why my words are too strong. They are a perfectly fair statement. Are you suggesting I have to like and want the Koran?

Islam is not exclusively a religion of peace. That is simply not true. Around the world we can see countless violent groups killing in the name of Islam. Now, you will say, "Oh, they are not real Muslims" and you will just turn a blind eye to the fact that they are finding their motivation from the Koran. Islam is only peaceful when it has complete social control, otherwise, in the wrong hands, Mohammed's book is capable of inspiring terrible religious savagery.

The "natural hate" I used was for the hate of Jews and Christians towards the blessed cousin Mohammad in context of jealousy.

You seem to be implying that Jews and Christians hate Muslims, but Muslims don't hate Jews and Christians. Please Najm, you do your religion more harm than good by presenting such black-and-white rejections of responsibility. Muhammed owned a sword. He had an army and used it (and lost battles, which is interesting). A man who starts wars is not a perfect man of peace.

Muhammad and his successors invaded their neighbors in order to impose Islam. Islam has a history of peace and a history of violence. And, most of all, Islam has a clear doctrine of muscular global ambitions.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM (Answer #20)

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For the discussion participants, I may clarify that Frizzyperm has picked the thread in post 19 in response to my post 29 on “Origin of Life”.

Islam is only peaceful when it has complete social control, otherwise, in the wrong hands, Mohammed's book is capable of inspiring terrible religious savagery. – Frizzyperm

I totally agree. In “wrong hands” any system will go bad and will result in terrible savagery which is inhumane. Some examples can be seen in Iraq invasion on false alarm of WMD, Guantanamo Bay prison, killing of Jews in Nazi Germany, extermination of native Americans by invaders, nuclear attacks on Japan and Crusades. The loss of human life and savagery is incomparable. Incidentally in none of these invasions/operations, Muslims were not the initiator but in some cases were the affected.

I agree that Mohammad owned a sword. However, Mecca was captured without bloodshed by him although he was forced to leave the city due to his preaching in which he and his followers were subjected to unparalleled torture. Peace was granted to all on his entry to Mecca – most of them disbelievers and blood thirsty enemies of Mohammad. Posts 11 & 17 have more examples of peace than war.

Islam has a clear doctrine of muscular global ambitions – Frizzyperm

Please produce a reference from Koran to prove the same. In contrast, Islam has a clear doctrine against it:

Let there be no compulsion in religion, ... (Koran 2:256)

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keshavmwd14 | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted February 19, 2012 at 2:12 AM (Answer #22)

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If we see ,

these religion have been divided within human beings only which I do not know for what  and also it does not makes any sense to me because we all pray to one ond only one god and that god trates each and every individual in this planes as same whether he is rich or poor. It does not matter so why do we differentiate. And also questions like these may bring you in conflict so try to avoid it..

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just-s | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM (Answer #27)

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 Islam clearly prohibits all kinds and forms of aggression and violence against anyone, except in self-defense. Islam is a practical religion, meant to be implemented in every aspect of our life. Therefore, it realizes the fact that a person who commits aggression and violence against others will not cease these actions unless they are deterred by similar actions taken against them.Islam also places very high importance on justice, and allows for aggressors and unjust people be punished accordingly, unless they repent before they are brought to justice. At the same time, Islam encourages people to forgive those who have wronged them whenever possible.

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just-s | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM (Answer #28)

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Evidence of these ideals can be found in the Holy Qur'an, which is the word of God revealed to the messenger of God, Mohammad peace be upon him. It can also be found in the Hadeeth, the sayings of Mohammad peace be upon him, and in his teachings to Muslims. A few examples of this are shown below from the Holy Qur'an:

  • "Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, and do not transgress; for Allah loveth not transgressors." (Surah 2, Verse 190).
     
  • "But if they cease (fighting you), Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Surah 2, Verse 192).
     
  • "But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is the One that Heareth and Knoweth (all things)." (Surah 8, Verse 61).
     
  • "The prohibited month, for the prohibited month, and so for all things prohibited, there is the law of equality. If then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, transgress ye likewise against him. But fear Allah, and know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves." (Surah 2, Verse 194).
     
  • " ... and let not the hatred of some people in (once) shutting you out of the Sacred Mosque lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: fear Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment." (Surah 5, Verse 2).
     

 

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just-s | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM (Answer #29)

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  • "Nor can Goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate!" (Surah 41, Verse 34).
     
  • "O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do." (Surah 4, Verse 135).
     
  • "God advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed." (Surah 16, Verse 90).
     
  • "And if ye do punish them, punish them no worse than they punished you: but if ye show patience, that is indeed the best (course) for those who are patient." (Surah 16, Verse 126).
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just-s | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM (Answer #30)

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The first three verses above instruct Muslims to fight those who fight them, and not to commit aggression first, as God does not like transgressors. They also instruct Muslims to stop fighting those who wish to cease fighting them, and to accept peace with the enemy who becomes inclined towards peace.

The fourth verse mentioned above instructs Muslims that if someone transgresses against them, they should respond to them likewise, and it reminds Muslims to fear God and to restrain themselves to this limit.

The fifth verse reminds Muslims not to let hatred of some people for past reasons to lead them to transgress against those people or be hostile towards them. It also instructs us to help each other in good and righteous actions, and not to cooperate in aggression and sin, and it reminds them finally of the strict punishment of God to encourage them to abide by these principles.

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just-s | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM (Answer #31)

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The sixth verse reminds us that goodness and evil are never equal, and that we should repel evil with good actions. This means that when someone is unjust to us or commits evil against us, we are encouraged to respond with kind and good actions, so that the hatred between us and that person will evaporate and will become an intimate friendship!

The seventh verse mentioned reminds us to stand up for justice, even if it is against ourselves or our family, and even if it is against those who are rich or powerful, because justice applies to everyone. It also reminds us that God knows everything we do, and so if we act unjustly even in our hearts, God knows what we did and we will be accountable for that.

The eighth verse informs us that God enjoins us to follow justice, and that God forbids us from committing evil, vice and transgression.

The ninth and final verse reminds Muslims that if they are punished, that they may only respond with the same punishment and not to go over this limit. However, they are reminded that forgiveness and patience is the best course of action.

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hadijaved | Student | Honors

Posted March 1, 2012 at 5:24 PM (Answer #34)

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Islam and Christianity are both religion in which people belive that God is one.

 

 

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alilion | Student , Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted March 1, 2012 at 6:21 PM (Answer #35)

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The causes of conflict can be understood clearly throughthe passage given below from Wikipedia:

Medieval Christian views on Muhammad were largely antagonistic. During the Middle Ages, the Christian world was actively in opposition to or showed hostility toward Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. The earliest (documented) Christian knowledge of Muhammad stems from Byzantine sources, written shortly after Muhammad's death in 632. John of Damascus in the 8th century characterized Muhammad as a false prophetintroducing a Christological heresy akin to Arianism in contesting the divinity of Jesus Christ. With the Crusades of the High Middle Ages, and the wars against the Ottoman Empire during the Late Middle Ages, the Christian reception of Muhammad became more polemical, moving from the classification as a heretic to depiction of Muhammad as a servant of Satan or as the Antichrist, who will be suffering tortures in Hell.

In contrast to the Islamic views of Muhammad, the Christian image stayed highly negative for over a millennium.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Christian_views_on_Muhammad

With such views, the conflict was inevitable. In contrast, Muslim belief remains defective unless they believe in all prophets including Moses and Jesus.

firstly, wikipedia is untrustable site.. anyone can write stuff in there.. secondly... Us Muslims believe in all the prophets of God including Moses and Jesus.Wikipedia is a load of bollocks.. most of the stuff is unauthentic..so be careful what you post.. as what you posted is soo offensive..what u posted is sickening...., Prophet Muhammed(Peace be upon him) is the final prophet and messenger of God. He was sent for the Mercy of the Whole Mankind as stated in the Glorious Quran.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted March 2, 2012 at 12:22 AM (Answer #36)

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In reply to 34:

Muslims believe in one God as under:

Say thou: He is God the One,

God Unique.

He Gives not birth;

Nor is He born.

Neither is there anyone like unto Him.

(Quran Chapter 112) 

Whereas Christians have a different belief about God defined by Trinity i.e. Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Three in One - One in Three) - Grossly different than Muslim belief.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted March 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM (Answer #37)

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Oh! Interesting, The post at 2 gets deleted because Alilion doesn't like it (Post 35).

In reply to post #35:

Alilion! Haven’t you over-reacted to the post #2? I agree with your comments “wikipedia is untrustable site”. But it seems that you missed the phrase “Medieval Christian views on Muhammad were largely antagonistic”. The things have not changed much even in recent times.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary Seventh Edition Reprinted (with corrections) 1983 gives:

Ishmael n. Outcast, One at war with society; … (1) n. [name of son of Abraham and Hagar, Gen. 16:12]

And everyone knows that Mohammad was from Ishmael and not from Isaac. Doesn’t it speak enough of the popular sentiment? And had you read my post #20, you would not have come with your comments. Fact are fact and let's not distort the history.

I know now that the followers of Christianity and Judaism have become more sophisticated now.

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just-s | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM (Answer #38)

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how and why does the posts get deleted?

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted March 3, 2012 at 12:53 AM (Answer #39)

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I have also asked the eNotes support staff through mail as under:

"My post #2has been deleted. I think we have to get the facts in place. One connot correct the situation unless one realises the existence of the problem.
It is requested that the contents of the post #2 be restored to maintain not only the chronology of the discussion but also to provided a stimulus to realise and correct the situation."

The post contained the sentiment in the Medieval Period and has no reference to the present time.

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just-s | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 3, 2012 at 1:34 AM (Answer #40)

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i dont see what was wrong with post #2. it was facts and should not have been deleted. many post get deleted and i dont seem to understand why!

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alilion | Student , Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:15 PM (Answer #42)

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Oh! Interesting, The post at 2 gets deleted because Alilion doesn't like it (Post 35).

In reply to post #35:

Alilion! Haven’t you over-reacted to the post #2? I agree with your comments “wikipedia is untrustable site”. But it seems that you missed the phrase “Medieval Christian views on Muhammad were largely antagonistic”. The things have not changed much even in recent times.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary Seventh Edition Reprinted (with corrections) 1983 gives:

Ishmael n. Outcast, One at war with society; … (1) n. [name of son of Abraham and Hagar, Gen. 16:12]

And everyone knows that Mohammad was from Ishmael and not from Isaac. Doesn’t it speak enough of the popular sentiment? And had you read my post #20, you would not have come with your comments. Fact are fact and let's not distort the history.

I know now that the followers of Christianity and Judaism have become more sophisticated now.

Sorry about that..calm down..ive seen many of your posts..i really like them.. but i dislike it when you copy and pasted what the 'medieval christian' views on Prophet Muhammed(Peace be upon him) , its not right, they such and such which is insulting and when i read i got upset you see...so this is why i deleted it...i hope you understand..Sir

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted March 6, 2012 at 7:26 PM (Answer #43)

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Alilion: You cannot stop the nonbelievers from making insulting utterances. These have been their ways from the very beginning as you can see in Quran 19:26, 15:6 and at so many other places. As a Muslim, you have to develop tolerance and endure what they say. Our duty is to inform them about the right path in spite of all their insults, and we have to perform this duty keeping our egos aside. The message has to be spread to the whole mankind as His obedient servant (see Quran 14:52).

So what if the nonbelievers in Medieval Period had an insulting attitude towards Islam or prophet Mohammad as given in the following link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Christian_views_on_Muhammad

Your anxiety can hardly be of any help but your patience and perseverance to reach them with the message may do that.  

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alilion | Student , Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted March 7, 2012 at 1:54 AM (Answer #44)

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Alilion: You cannot stop the nonbelievers from making insulting utterances. These have been their ways from the very beginning as you can see in Quran 19:26, 15:6 and at so many other places. As a Muslim, you have to develop tolerance and endure what they say. Our duty is to inform them about the right path in spite of all their insults, and we have to perform this duty keeping our egos aside. The message has to be spread to the whole mankind as His obedient servant (see Quran 14:52).

So what if the nonbelievers in Medieval Period had an insulting attitude towards Islam or prophet Mohammad as given in the following link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Christian_views_on_Muhammad

Your anxiety can hardly be of any help but your patience and perseverance to reach them with the message may do that.  

Mr Najm, totally agree with you..obvs we cannot stop them..again its not right..if only they had knowledge about the Beloved Prophet...they would never utter such words...

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miss-x- | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 7, 2012 at 3:58 AM (Answer #45)

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In reply to #35: M.a brother
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miss-x- | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 7, 2012 at 4:03 AM (Answer #46)

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Personally i think the main problem sonetimes is, that peop,e just cant accept. Come on m.a islam is the fastst growing religion, no offence but i believe that these people who make these negtive remarks are full of themselves, they cannot accept it. I.a they realise n open they eyes and see the truth
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alilion | Student , Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted March 9, 2012 at 1:29 AM (Answer #47)

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Personally i think the main problem sonetimes is, that peop,e just cant accept. Come on m.a islam is the fastst growing religion, no offence but i believe that these people who make these negtive remarks are full of themselves, they cannot accept it. I.a they realise n open they eyes and see the truth

True saying...but some people say things out of ignorance which is totally wrong especially about someone who has Great Status.. obvs i know Islam is the fastest growing religion..lol no offence??.. whats that all about

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wanderista | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 13, 2012 at 5:58 PM (Answer #48)

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I don't have a strong enough opinion on the topic, but I do feel obliged to respond to Alilion (post 35) and Post 37's statements about Wikipedia. In my opinion, although Wikipedia can technically be edited by everyone, content that is not relevant will be deleted by volunteer moderators and employed Wikipedia staff members. ALL edits go to these moderators before they are visible to the public and become permanent. If the mods are unsure about the edits, there will be plenty of badges and warnings telling the reader that the information may need some second checking.

Also, there are a bunch of sources and references at the bottom of the page that seconds and corroborates what is said in the articles. The footnotes aren't there to look technical!

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted March 13, 2012 at 7:07 PM (Answer #49)

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Thanks ravendaily8. The point has been well taken in the last paragraph of the post.

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wanderista | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM (Answer #50)

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Post 49 - Okay! :)

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antonlown | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM (Answer #52)

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Islam and Christianity issue shouldn't be drag so negatively today, we should be at peace these days no matter what religion it may be.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted March 22, 2012 at 1:41 AM (Answer #54)

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A very interesting post at 53.

In Islam there are many restrictions and in christians they dont beleive in placing restrictions. - massy7890

Islam is the most dynamic religion Massy and I would like to know the restrictions you are talking about that are not their in Christianity. Islam is the only religion that encourages learning and exploration. I am really surprised to see this comment.

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