Common Ground between Islam and Christianity

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Common Ground between Islam and Christianity
September 22nd, 2013
Hassibullah Roshan

Keywords
Islam; Christianity; Muhammad; Jesus; Qur’an; Bible; religion; history; religious practice; religious education; commonalities; prophets; acceptance; social relations

Abstract
The research paper underlines a number of key similarities between Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the concepts of shared principles, ethics, pro-social values, practices, beliefs and other essential factors that constitute the essence of these two religions. It also discusses the role of Jesus and Prophet Muhammad as the founders of Christianity and Islam, and religious notion of being appointed by God.

Introduction
The religious conflicts and
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Conclusion
All results obtained indicate that the majority of principles, practices, ethics and pro-social values in Islam and Christianity are interchangeable. Both religions recognize the existence of Jesus and his second coming . Both stand firm on the basis of love, friendship, honesty, purity, solidarity, and forgiveness . On top of that, the findings and analysis of this research clearly indicate that the level of similarity between Islam and Christianity are vast and something that can be built upon to promote mutual understanding among and remove misconceptions between Muslims and Christians.

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