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The word religion means a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny or an institution to express belief in a divine power.   Religion plays an important role in the lives of most human beings of all races and nationalities.   Religion for some serves as a place of hope in one’s life.   Religion embraces a conception of faith, and it is common to see the association between the two when studying or discussing religion.   The definition of faith is to have complete confidence in someone or something.   Two of the most popular religions in the world are Christianity and Islamic religion.   While these two religions have some similarities, they also have some significant differences.   Both religions share a rich and somewhat similar history and development.   This essay will explain the history, the differences, and the similarities of the faith between the followers of Christianity and Islamic Religion.
The Islamic religion began during the early 7th century B.C. which makes the Islamic religion one of the youngest religions known to man.   The word Islam means “submission” or to come to God.   The Islamic religion is practiced by almost a billion people around the world called Muslims.   Muslims believe that God sent different prophets such as Moses, Abraham, and Jesus to develop a way of life in human society.   The Islam religion is based on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad who is believed to be the last of these prophets.   Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad the word (instructions) of Allah (God) over 1,400 years ago in Mecca (or in today’s location Saudi Arabia).  
Christianity was established somewhere around just before the 1st Century CE.   Christianity was founded by Jesus Christ a Jew in the Roman province of Palestine (known today as Israel, Palestine and Jordan).   It is believed that Jesus established this religion around the age of 30 years old as he taught and performed divine healing before His followers.   Christians...