Islam Comparison Charts


As a monotheistic faith that originated in the Middle East, Islam has many similarities in belief and practice with Judaism and Christianity.

Judaism, Islam and Christianity are collectively known as "Abrahamic religions" because they trace their history to the covenant God made with Abraham in the Hebrew Bible. All three may also have roots in the ancient monotheistic faith of Zoroastrianism.

The Prophet Muhammad met both Jews and Christians during his lifetime, and Islam has come into frequent contact with both of its fellow monotheistic faiths throughout most of its history. As it spread and expanded, Islam has also met with Hinduism in India and with Buddhism in Indonesia.

The charts in this section provide a quick idea of the ways in which Islam differs from other major world religions, and the ways in which it is similar. Also included is a comparision charts of sects within Islam.


Compare Christianity and Islam

Chart showing major similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam, the other major world religion influenced by Judaism. Includes brief introduction.

Compare Christianity, Islam and Judaism

Chart showing major similarities and differences between the major Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

Compare Islam and Zoroastrianism

Chart comparing Islam with the ancient Persian faith of Zoroastrianism.

Compare Religious Views of Jesus

Chart comparing views of Jesus in a variety of other world religions besides Christianity.

Compare Shia and Sunni Islam

In Islam, there are two main sects: Sunni and Shi'a. Sunni Islam is the largest sect, although in some countries it is a minority. Sunnis have their historical roots in the majority group who followed Abu Bakr, an effective leader, as the successor of Muhammad, instead of his cousin and son-in-law Ali...

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