Islam (approximately 1.6 billion adherents) is one of the major world religions that, along with Christianity (approximately 2.2 billion adherents) and Judaism (approximately 14 million adherents), teaches monotheism which is the doctrine that there is only one God in all existence. Like Christianity and Judaism, Islam traces its roots back to the patriarch Abraham (Gen. 12).
One in every five people on the planet follows the teachings of Muhammad and what he taught will eventually affect you personally, if it hasn’t already. Islam as a religion, is important just as are Hinduism and Buddhism because religions with millions upon millions of adherents, exert an influence in the world. but Islam is not only a religion. It is a way of life, a way of practice in education, diet, government, and society. It necessarily supplants all religious and governmental systems with the goal of replacing them with Sharia, the law of Islam. It has been dominating world news as of late and it would behoove all Christians to be at a minimum, relatively conversant with the history and beliefs of the Islam faith.
We as Christians are obligated to know the truth. It is not sufficient to bury our heads in the sand and hope Islam goes away. Studying Islam is worth your time and effort because Muslims, like everyone else, need to hear the gospel.
The following links are provided to illustrate and provide information on the history of Islam and the many differences between Islam and Christianity. Even though I have read through the Koran (Qur’an) I do not claim to be an authority on it’s history or it’s doctrines. However, many of the links that are provided below are authored by scholars who have dedicated their lives studying the historical background of Islam and the doctrinal differences between Islam and Christianity.
OVERVIEW OF ISLAM
Examining Islam: Is It a Reasonable Faith to Trust
33 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JESUS AND MUHAMMAD
JESUS IN ISLAM
https://www.equip.org/article/jesus-in-islam/ (David Wood)
HISTORY OF ISLAM
History of Islam
RECOMMENDED LINKS ON ISLAM
answeringislam.net/ (very comprehensive)
A Christian Approach To Islam [Part I]
A Christian Approach to Islam [Part II]
(many noteworthy posts within this above link)
SURAH-AL-FATIHA – THE CHRISTIAN COMMENTARY (SERIES)
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi 2017
Nabeel Qureshi on the history of Mohammad!
Nabeel Qureshi: Jesus in Islam vs. Jesus in Christianity – Apologetics to Islam
Nabeel Qureshi on Islam and Christianity
David Wood – Answering Islam
Facing the Islamic Challenge Biblically | David Wood, PhD
“What Is the Quran’s View of the Christian Scriptures?” (David Wood vs. Shabir Ally)