Islam is a monotheistic faith that originated in the Middle East, like Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and the Baha'i Faith. Judaism, Islam and Christianity are often categorized together as "Abrahamic religions" because they all trace their history to the covenant God made with Abraham in the Hebrew Bible.
The Prophet Muhammad met both Jews and Christians during his lifetime, and Islam has come into frequent contact with both of these religions throughout its history. As it spread and expanded, Islam has also met with Hinduism in India and with Buddhism in Indonesia. The charts below provide a quick glance of the ways in which Islam differs from other major world religions, and the ways in which it is similar. Also included is a comparison charts of sects within Islam.