Compare and contrast Islam to either Judaism or Christianity. What are the major similarities in belief and practice? What are the differences?
Throughout the history of religion, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the three major religions in the world. Together, the three cohorts account for over four billion followers. In the past history, countries and regions within countries have identified themselves with one of the religions. In many cases this has resulted to tension, conflicts and wars. Some countries of the world have identified themselves as the followers of one religion. In such scenario, people who go in opposite directions by practicing other forms of religion are often met by force and even persecution is some adverse cases. The three religions are usually referred to as Abrahamic religion because they all give credence to Abraham as a crucial pillar of their faith. This paper will therefore examine the existing similarities and differences of practices of both the religions and put clearly the contrast between each of them.