Humans are, by nature, extremely social creatures, and an aspect in which social tendency manifests is religion.
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There are roughly 4200 religions in the world and the most followed amongst them is Christianity, which has Jesus Christ as its prophet, and the second is Islam, with Allah as its prophet.
Allah vs Jesus
The main difference between Allah and Jesus is that Allah is the God in Islam whereas Jesus is just the messenger of God who was elevated to divinity. Jesus is many times referred to as the son of God whereas Allah is the supreme deity who holds all power and truth.
Allah is the supreme God in Abrahamic religions. It is believed that Allah told his teachings to archangel Gabriel who then narrated it to prophet Muhammed, which formed the basis of Islam.
Allah is the creator of all things and has no defects, being free from human attributes, according to Islam.
Jesus is the focus of Christianity, in which he is a prophet or the son of God, who saved humankind by sacrificing his life for the sins of humanity.
It is believed that he was a part of the holy trinity, being a part of God himself. He was then resurrected as the savior.
Comparison Table Between Allah and Jesus
|Parameters of Comparison||Allah||Jesus|
|Religion||Allah is the God in Islam and is the supreme power in Islamic and Abrahamic religions.||Jesus is the focal point of Christianity and is the messenger of God.|
|Following||It is the second most followed religion in the world.||It is the most followed religion in the world and can be found in almost every country.|
|Etymology||The word Allah originates from the term Al-Ilah, which has Arabic roots.||The word Jesus is derived from Latin where he’s called Iesus. The word also has Greek annotations.|
|History||Jesus is supposed to have lived from 4 BC to AD 30 when he died.||Allah, in Islam, is an ever-existing, omnipotent being who is timeless.|
|Power||Allah is the only power in Islam and is the creator and protector of everything and everyone.||Jesus is a mortal who is part of a holy trinity of divine beings.|
What is Allah?
Allah is the God upon whose teachings and word the religion Islam is based. It is believed that Allah is an almighty being who has created the universe and everything in it and is the power responsible for its preservation.
He is just a force, a power that does not have any comprehensible form, unlike anthropomorphic divine beings.
The teachings of Allah are contained in the Islamic holy book called the Quran.
It contains the sacred word of god and mentions how everything exists for a higher purpose and the duty everyone has to fulfill is to obey God and his will. The Quran contains 114 chapters.
Islam is considered a very strict and rule-adhering religion in which the set of rules written in the Quran must be followed by every Muslim or else there is severe punishment written in his fate.
God is supreme and always correct, without any accidents or any flaws.
Allah is also highly benevolent and merciful and it is stated that he is the source of all mercy even in the land of mortals.
He has complete knowledge of everything and guides humans to the righteous path and keeps mercy until the Day of Resurrection, which is Allah’s final test for humanity.
What is Jesus?
Jesus is the entity around which Christianity is based. He was a mortal man who gave his life for the wrong deeds of humanity and in turn, became the savior who protected mankind from the wrath of God.
It is believed that Jesus was the son of God, having a part of God within him.
The holy book of the Christians is the Bible which elaborates upon the teachings of God. In the Christian faith, God does not have a name.
He is just a powerful all-knowing being who manifests in the universe and in the Holy Spirit and Jesus. It is believed that when Jesus gave his life for humanity, he ascended to heaven and regained life.
All Christians believe that Jesus was a living and breathing human man who lived a life without sin but died a painful death that the sins of others deserved and thus he restored connection with God.
It is also written that he was birthed by some involvement of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus presents an ideal human being, full of mercy and love and the black and white example of a follower of God and that is why God loved him so much. The existence of Jesus is also stated in other religions.
Main Differences Between Allah and Jesus
- Allah is an all-knowing timeless power who is responsible for the creation of everything that exists whereas Jesus was a mortal man who sacrificed himself for humanity.
- Allah is the only deity in Islam whereas Jesus is one of the many sons of God and Christianity has many other divine beings.
- The birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated as Christmas whereas Allah has existed longer than the world and we are all his children.
- In Christianity, Jesus is one of the 3 parts that God exists in whereas Allah is the only divine power in Islam.
- Allah is not prone to any accident, disease, sin or injury as he is perfect in every sense of the word but Jesus was very much human and prone to all of the above flaws.
Both Allah and Jesus are entities that in some way or message teach benevolence and mercy. Allah has set some strict rules for humanity that will be tested upon the Day of Resurrection and through this, he teaches being in connection with mercy as Allah is the source of all mercy and love.
Jesus died for the sins of humanity while being innocent himself which is the prime example of generosity and love.
Allah and Jesus are closely related in some aspects by some believers as well since Allah is the name of God and Jesus is the son of God.
Arabic Christians believe in the existence of both, Jesus as the messenger and Allah as the God.
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