Muslims believe that Jesus (called “ Isa ” in Arabic) was a prophet of God and was born to a virgin (Mary ).
Muslims revere Muhammad as the embodiment of the perfect believer and take his actions and sayings as a model of ideal conduct. Unlike Jesus , who Christians believe was God’s son, Muhammad was a mortal, albeit with extraordinary qualities.
He is the central figure of Christianity, the world’s largest religion . Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah (the Christ ) prophesied in the Old Testament.
However, there are several differences between the biblical and Quranic accounts: In Genesis, the sacrificial son is Isaac, whereas in the Quran name of the son is Ishmael (Arabic: اسماعيل) . While God seems to speak directly to Abraham in Genesis, He speaks through a vision in the Quran .
Muslims believe that God is the only true reality and sole source of all creation. Everything including its creatures are just a derivative reality created out of love and mercy by God’s command, “”Be,” and it is.” and that the purpose of existence is to worship or to know God .
Muslims believe that the Quran was orally revealed by God to the final prophet, Muhammad , through the archangel Gabriel ( Jibril ), incrementally over a period of some 23 years, beginning in the month of Ramadan, when Muhammad was 40; and concluding in 632, the year of his death.
The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म: “the Eternal Way “), which refers to the idea that its origins lie beyond human history, as revealed in the Hindu texts.
Although the Quran refers to the ‘gospel’ of Jesus , those specific teachings of his are not mentioned in the Quran or later religious texts. They are largely absent. The Sufi tradition is where Jesus became revered, acknowledged as a spiritual teacher with a distinctive voice from other prophets, including Muhammad.
Jesus is recognized to be the Son of God on two separate occasions by a voice speaking from Heaven. Jesus is explicitly and implicitly described as the Son of God by himself and by various individuals who appear in the New Testament. Jesus is called ” son of God ,” while followers of Jesus are called, ” sons of God “.
Defenders of religion have countered that the question is improper: We ask, “If all things have a creator, then who created God?” Actually, only created things have a creator, so it’s improper to lump God with his creation. God has revealed himself to us in the Bible as having always existed.
God the Father is a title given to God in various religions, most prominently in Christianity. In mainstream trinitarian Christianity, God the Father is regarded as the first person of the Trinity, followed by the second person, God the Son ( Jesus Christ ), and the third person, God the Holy Spirit.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, citing a reference to “an archangel’s voice” at 1 Thessalonians 4:16, also believe that “Michael” is another name for Jesus in heaven. They believe Jesus is an archangel in the true sense of the word—the highest spiritual creature.
Christianity. Arabic-speakers of all Abrahamic faiths, including Christians and Jews, use the word ” Allah ” to mean ” God “. The Christian Arabs of today have no other word for ” God ” than ” Allah “. Similarly, the Aramaic word for ” God ” in the language of Assyrian Christians is ʼĔlāhā, or Alaha.
The Quran mentions the Torah, the Zabur (“Psalms”) and the Injil (“Gospel”) as being revealed by God to the prophets Moses, David and Jesus respectively in the same way the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, the final prophet and messenger of God according to Muslims.
Adherents in 2020
|Secular/Nonreligious/ Agnostic / Atheist||1.193 billion||15.58%|