The Quran And The Confessions By Saint Augustine

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Is it possible for two religions to descend from the same person be so different? Christianity and Islam began with the birth of Abraham’s two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael was born from Abraham’s servant who was later banished by his wife; while Isaac was born to Abraham’s wife and his lineage is what God told Abraham would be protected and is what Christianity believes to be the true descendants of Abraham. The Islamic people believe that Ishmael’s descendants are also protected by the covenant that Abraham had with God. These contrasts propose a significant divide between the two religions, but based on their origins seem to be so similar. The two books The Quran and The Confessions, by Saint Augustine, show the different perspectives of both religions. Although different religions like Christianity and Islam have different perspectives of who and what “God” is, the roots of these religions are the same. The Quran was written to correct the way Christianity had been teaching about Jesus and God. Unlike the Confessions, the Quran doesn’t outright say that Allah exists, but alludes to the existence of Allah. The Quran urges people to go and look for Allah in nature and to explore the world that he created. When Allah says, “And the earth- We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)-To be observed and commemorated by every devotee turning (to Allah)” (Qaf, verses 7-8), in this quote

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