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robber claiming Islam is evil and wicked has kept this long going fire of hatred and disdain growing between the two religions (Jacinto, L.). When individuals of one religion degrade another it can cause the entire other religion to retaliate against every individual that belongs to the same religion of that one person. Although Christian evangelists have personally atacked Muhammad, Muslims have not atackedthe beliefs Christians have of Jesus because they also see him as a prophet in the Koran (Jacinto,L). After September 11, 2001 most Americans saw every Muslim as a terrorists, which is not thecase, but it is those few that create problems for the whole. In some cases it may not be that
Judaism, Christianity and Islam12Muslims or individuals of Islamic faith are against Christians or Americans, but instead are against the impact of foreign policy, political forces upon them, as well as after effects of the crusades (Jacinto, L). Another big focus for people when they think of Muslims or the Islamic faith is the concept of jihad, or holy wars. Although some Muslims define the word jihad as meaning holy way, the actual Arabic meaning is “to struggle” or “to exhaust one’s effort,” in regards to pleasing God (Islam.). To some this means to exhaust ones outpouring of charity, or living a virtuous life, educating others, or preaching Islam and only fighting in order to defend Muslims; Western media has primarily focused on the concept of fighting for jihad, where Muslims think of it as much more than just that (Islam.). When Muhammad died, Arabia was ready for jihad tobring the world to Allah (The Rise of Islam.). After many holy wars, Islamic faith had taken over many areas which used to belong to the Jews, but the Jews were not kicked out, instead they were considered to be “protected”, although under this protection they had to live by a code of laws that was designed to humiliate them (The Rise of Islam). During this time a Jew could not hold their head higher than a Muslims, and they would have to stand in the guter until a Muslim passed, they also had not legal rights as a Jew was not allowed to testify against a Muslim (The Rise of Islam). With all of the fighting and discrimination against each other it may seem unbelievable that these three religions could have anything in common with their belief systems.Common Beliefs that are Held by Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Judaism, Christianity and Islam13The biggest and almost unbelievable commonality that Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have is that they all see God as the same person. The supreme being is the god of Abraham, just known by different names, Judaism refers to him as “Yahweh,” Christianity as “God the Father,” and Islam refers to him by the name of Allah, and they all believe that he revealed himself through a prophet like Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, and Muhammad even though they may disagree as to which prophet was the correct one (Bradley, R.). Although Both Judaism and