How Islam Christian different

For Muslims who want basic facts about Christian beliefs

'Please tell me in plain language what Christians believe'

Here are questions frequently asked by Muslims. Click for answers by Christians.

Bible

• What is the Bible? How big is it? Who wrote it? What language? When?

• Why do Christians think the Bible has more authority than the Qur'an?

• Do Christians believe in Muslim prophets like Adam, Abraham, Moses?

• Has the Bible been changed from its original?

 

Faith

• Do Christians think it is a sin to have doubts about God/Allah?

• Is it a sin for a Christian to investigate Islam?

• Is Christianity basically rational or basically emotional?

• Do Christians believe sincerity of belief is the most important thing?

• How does a person become a Christan?

 

Creation

• Do Christians believe in a divine Creator (God/Allah)? If God is good, why did he create a world with so much pain and suffering?

• When, how and why do Christians believe the world came into existence?

• For a Christian, what is sin? What is right, what is wrong? Are there degrees of sin?

• What does a Christian do about sin? Is there a penalty to pay?

 

Trinity

• Do Christians have one God or three Gods?

• Is God-the-Father the same as Allah?

• What do Christian believe about Jesus (Isa)? Is this same Jesus as Muslims'?

• What do Christians believe about the Holy Spirit?

 

God's character

• What is the Christian view of God? How and why does He act in our world and our lives?

• Do Christians believe man has free will, or has God/Allah decided it all in advance?

• What do Christians believe happened to Jesus? Why?

• Do Christians, like Muslims, believe Jesus will return? When?

 

Heaven / hell

• Who do Christians believe will go to heaven (Paradise)?

• Do Christians think Muslims will go to heaven or to hell?

• Where is heaven? Where is hell?

• What do Christians believe is the very worst sin?

• Do Christians believe in a spirit world?

 

Jesus

• What does salvation mean to Christians? Can anyone be saved?

• Is Jesus in the Bible the same Jesus as in the Qur'an?

• Do Christians think Jesus is the only way to salvation?

• Do Christians believe salvation is free? Or is there a price?

• How do Christians think God will judge the uninformed and misinformed?

 

Daily living

• Do Christians have to follow rules and regulations? What are they? What happens when Christians disobey?

• How do Christians deal with sin in daily living?

• How do Christians pray?

• What does the Bible say a Christian life should look like? How is this different from what the Qur'an says about submission?

 

Church

• What is the difference between Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox?

• What is church? How does it differ from mosque?

• What are requirements for joining a church?

• Do Christians have to pay money to a church?

• What do Christians do in church?

• Are Muslims welcome in church?

Millions of Muslims live and work in communities dominated by Christians and are confused by many things heard about Christians beliefs.

There are different kinds of Christians (as Catholics, Protestants, and cultural only), just as there are different kinds of Muslims (as Sunni, Shi'a and cultural only), but in both religions, there are core beliefs anchored in sacred text (Qur'an and Bible).

This site summarizes core beliefs, making it easy for Muslims to understand the basics of the Christian religion.

What Muslims believe about Jesus

From SoundVision.com, major Islamic information site:

• Muslims love Jesus. We also love Abraham, Moses, and Noah, to name just a few other Prophets Muslims revere. May God's peace be upon all of these great messengers of God.

• Muslims also love the mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary. We believe she was a pious and noble woman chosen over all of the women of the world.

• Muslims believe that Jesus was born miraculously of a virgin mother and no father. His birth is miraculous like the birth of Adam, the first human being, who was created with neither mother nor father.

• Muslims do not believe that Jesus was the son of God. God is so powerful and self-sufficient that He does not need a son or any kind of partner.

• In Arabic Bible the name for God is Allah. Therefore all Arab Christian call God Allah as Muslim do as well.

• Jesus did not die on the cross. Rather, God saved  him as his enemies were confused about him. Jesus was taken up by God to Heaven.

• Jesus is called Isa (pronounced Eesa) in Arabic.

• Jesus performed miracles by the Will of God, like healing the blind and those with leprosy.

• Jesus prayed to the same God as all Prophets and we pray to.

• Jesus will return before the end of the world.

How Islam Christian different
How Islam Christian different
How Islam Christian different
How Islam Christian different