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Commonalities and differences among the Abrahamic faiths

Abdullah @ Chuah Hock Leng, Osman and Ishak, Mohd. Shuhaimi (2011) Commonalities and differences among the Abrahamic faiths. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (3). pp. 325-343. ISSN 1823-0970

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Abstract

Abrahamic faiths namely Judaism, Christianity and Islam share the theology of monotheism. The three religions trace their origins to Prophet Abraham. Judaism is the religion of the descendents of Jacob, son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham. Christianity began as a sect of Judaism in the 1st century, and later on developed its own creed such as trinity. Islam began in the 7th century; it also traces its link to Ishmael, the son of Prophet Abraham. The three religions share mostly the same heritage, history, greatness and theology of monotheism. This essay attempts to highlight the common features of these three religions, while at the same time presents the differences in terms of the unique roles, perspectives and meanings of each of them.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4626/22043
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abraham, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Monotheism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Aassociate Professor Osman Abdullah @ Chuah Hock Leng
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 10:48
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 16:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22043

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