Religious Comparison Essay

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Saad Khan
Mrs. Michalowski
Hour 5
January 25, 2012

The three main religions of the world, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have many of the same beliefs. First, all three religions were founded in the same region, The Middle East. Judaism was formed in the ancient land of Babylon, Christianity originated in the holy city of Jerusalem, and Islam was founded in Makkah, the holiest city for all Muslims. Next, all three religions are monotheistic in their belief of God. For instance, Jews believe in the one God and even though there are many names for God in Hebrew, the most common is HaShem. Christians also believe in one God but they have no special name for God. Muslims believe in one God like the previous two religions, however, Muslims have 99 names for Allah. Allah is what Muslims call God, and it translates into The One. Lastly, Jerusalem is a holy city for all three religions. In Judaism it is the holiest city in the world, in Christianity it is also the holiest city. However, for Muslims Jerusalem is the third holiest city, the first two are Makkah and Madinah. Although many people argue that these religions are completely different, there are still many similarities. These three religions also have some key differences. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all have different holy languages. For example, in Judaism the holy language is Hebrew, which the Torah was written in. Christians do not have a designated holy language, but the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, while the New Testament