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published: 2/17/05
updated: 6/13/13

Islam Comparison Charts



What's the difference between Islam and other religions?

Islam is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity. As a monotheistic faith that originated in the Middle East, Islam has many similarities in belief and practice with Judaism and Christianity.

Islam, Judaism, and Christiainity

Judaism, Islam and Christianity are collectively known as "Abrahamic religions" because they trace their history to the covenant God made with Abraham in the Hebrew Bible. All three may also have roots in the ancient monotheistic faith of Zoroastrianism.





Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad met both Jews and Christians during his lifetime, and Islam has come into frequent contact with both of its fellow monotheistic faiths throughout most of its history. As it spread and expanded, Islam has also met with Hinduism in India and with Buddhism in Indonesia.

The charts in this section provide a quick idea of the ways in which Islam differs from other major world religions, and the ways in which it is similar. Also included is a comparision charts of sects within Islam.

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