Jesus and Mohammad Paper

Dave Clanton

Axia College of University of Phoenix

June 08th, 2009


    In this paper I will compare and contrast the lives of Christianity's Jesus and Islam's Mohammed in relation to each one's religion as I now understand them. I will attempt to do this by completing the following steps:

  1. Trace the lives of Jesus and Mohammed historically.

  2. Compare what impact the death of each person had on his respective religion.

  3. Describe the ways each individual was/is worshipped.

  4. Explain how their messages are being carried out in the world today.


    The exact date of Jesus' birth is not known for sure, but historians believe that it was around the beginning of what is now known as the Common Era. Even the location of his birth is debatable as traditionally, it is thought that he was born in Bethlehem, but some believe his place of birth may actually have been Nazareth, which was known to be his home town in a land called Galilee. (Fisher, 2005) Mohammed on the other hand, was born almost six hundred years later around the year 570 CE, somewhere in the same vicinity. (Fisher, 2005)

    Whereas there is little to nothing recorded of the childhood of Jesus, except a story of being left alone by his parents at the age of twelve while they went to Jerusalem for Passover, he went to the Jewish temple and discussed the Torah with the Rabbi's, (Fisher, 2005) Mohammed was born into a poor tribe, his father died before he was born, and after his mother and grand-father died, an uncle put him to work in the fields as a shepherd. (Fisher, 2005) Like Jesus, not much else is recorded about Mohammed until he is an adult.


    So from the above, we gather that Jesus had a sense of his mission from the age of at least twelve, but we do not hear any more until he is around thirty years of age and appears before John the Baptist during a Baptismal ceremony. This is when...