a. The Question of Origin – Similarly to Genesis of the Bible, the Quran offers verses describing creation. “Surely, your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth…" (Yunus 10:3) The Quran also tells us that Allah is the creator of all, including man. There are very few differences between the Islamic and Christian views of Creation, as both views accept that everything was created by the Lord.
b. The Question of Identity – “The Islamic Identity is taken to mean the way of life of the Muslim, a comprehensive set of beliefs, practices, and ideologies as derived from the Quran and the example of Muhammad (BPUH). Islamic identity is that which separates us from non-Muslims. Robust Islamic Identity is also what …show more content…
However, we still have a standard by which we know the difference between right and wrong. The ultimate standard is God Himself who is holy and separate from all evil. “The standard of morality is present in all humans in their conscience, but ultimately exemplified in Jesus Christ, so the Christian is to follow God’s moral standard.” (Lefebvre, 2011). As with Christian religion, Muslims believe God is the standard for morality.
e. The Question of Destiny - Growing up in church, we learned about Heaven and Hell. “Heaven and Hell are both literal places where people exist eternally either in the presence and blessings of God in Heaven (Revelation 21:1-7) or in a state of separation from God, being punished in Hell (Revelation 20:11-15).” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011) Both Christians and Muslims believe in Heaven and Hell. The difference is that Muslims do not believe in the assurance of eternal salvation. As Christians, we are taught that if we accept Christ, we will have eternal salvation. Muslims, however, do not believe in this assurance.
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