Jesus and Mohammed Paper

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Jesus & Mohammed Paper
Debra A. Moore
HUM 130
May 27, 2012
Eric Hammen

Jesus & Mohammed Paper
Christianity and Islam are two religions that are monotheistic, meaning they believe in only one God. Christianity believes in Jesus, while Judaism believes in Mohammed. While the two religions are monotheistic, it does not mean they believe in the same beliefs nor have the same beliefs about their Gods. While Christianity believes Jesus to be the son of God, Islam believes in Mohammed; a young orphan, whose parents died when he was six (father) and nine (mother) (Smith, 2004). Both religions have deep roots based upon their God, which helps to found their beliefs, but where are the two religions the same and where go they vary?
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He then came under the guardianship of his grandfather 'Abd al-Muṭṭalib, who at his death, two years later, left the boy to the care of his son Abu Ṭalib, Mohammed's uncle” (Grimme, 2002). He later worked mostly as a merchant, as well as a shepherd, and was first married by age 25. Being in the habit of periodically retreating to a cave in the surrounding mountains for several nights of meditation and prayer, he later reported that it was there, at age 40, that he received his first revelation from God. Three years afterwhich is started preaching his reveleations to people, and quickly got followers. He and his few followers were treated harshly and to escape persecution, Muhammad sent some of his followers to Abyssiniabefore he and his remaining followers in Mecca migrated to Medina (then known as Yathrib) in the year 622. In Medina, Muhammad united the tribes under the Constitution of Medina. After eight years of feuding with the Meccan tribes, all 10,000 followers, conquered Mecca. Muhammad destroyed the symbols of paganism in Mecca and sent his followers out to destroy all of the pagan temples throughout Eastern Arabia. He later became ill and died, by which time most of the Arabian Pennisula had converted to Islam and he had united the tribes of Arabia into a single Muslim religious polity.
With the death of Jesus, it led to the understanding, belief, and cementing of that belief that Jesus is in fact the son of God. The


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