Chirsitanity and Islam are like two sides of the same coin.Yes, I say so because there are many similarities between these two big religions.You might think that , they are two different ideologies, therefore cannot have similarities, but trust me there are many concepts or mysteries that are held in faith by the believers coincide.
1.Believe in one True God:
Yes, both religions have a strong and fundamental commandment to trust in one true God(Creator).The names of the true God differ in both as Christians call him as ‘Yahweh’ in most part of the world, where as muslims universally call him ‘Allah’.Are these two are same? that’s a highly intellectual question and would need deep discussions to figure out if they are same and still may not yield any conclusion, as the scriptures and evidences are limited.One strong point to argue that both are same, because both are refered to the creator of this world.
2.Jesus born of a Virgin:
Muslims and Christians both hold a strong belief that Jesus was born to Virgin Mary(Mariam) by divine intervention.Ohh, then why still there is difference? it’s because muslims believe that Jesus was born of virgin, same as that of Adams birth during the world’s creation, where as Christians believe that Jesus was carrying Divine spirit within him, thus was integrated with the God, the Father.
3.Jesus is alive and lives beside God, the Father:
Are you kidding me?No, both religions have put up their faith in the living Jesus Christ beside God.There is a major difference that pops out is that christians believe Jesus died and resurrected to ascend into heaven , where as muslims say Jesus was taken to heaven before he could be executed by the people on earth.
4.Prayer as a submission to God:
Both religions teach that submitting oneself to that eternal God, where as muslim term it as Dua as Quran 40:60 says-
And your Lord says: “Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer):”
on the other hand for Christians Jesus has said
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
Matthew 7:7-“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
5.Jesus’s second coming:
This is the one strong coinciding futuristic belief that Jesus is going to come back with glory to the earth.Both religions believe there will be deception during the end of the world, and only true followers will be able to make it to eternal life.The day of judgement is inevitable, as a believer I call upon everyone to be firm on their faith for the judgement day and wait eagerly for it.
To conclude,either of the beliefs does not necessarily be wrong or right entirely, but we can be sure of one thing that there exists a creator and we are just mere guests in this materialistic world.Hence keep away from getting attached to this world things and concentrate on the eternal life.For which I would like to quote a verse from bible, before I end,
Matthew 6:21-For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.