Compare and contrast Islam with Christianity, including: Monotheism or Pluralism, Salvation, Afterlife, Heaven/Hell, Suffering and Justice, works, knowledge, Devotion, Reincarnation, and Nirvana. What...

Compare and contrast Islam with Christianity, including: Monotheism or Pluralism, Salvation, Afterlife, Heaven/Hell, Suffering and Justice, works, knowledge, Devotion, Reincarnation, and Nirvana. What parallels do you find with Christianity (if any)? What are major differences with Christianity?

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Islam and Christianity share a surprising number of traditions and beliefs and have common bonds that go back to their origins, over two thousand years ago. Nevertheless, there are some precepts of each religion which are not shared, and some teachings which are diametrically opposed.

Following is a comparison of some of the basic tenets of Christianity and Islam. It should be noted that there are some denominations of Christianity and some Islamic sects whose beliefs and teachings vary, sometimes considerably, from these basic tenets.

Origins of Christianity and Islam

Islam and Christianity share the same Abrahamic origins, in that both religions trace their origins to the Israelite prophet Abraham, and believe that their religion and religious traditions flow from Abraham and his descendants. Among Abraham's descendants are the major prophets and religious figures of the Islamic and Christian religions.

Both religions teach that God (Allah , in Arabic) appeared to Abraham in Mesopotamia,...

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