Judaism is the oldest surviving
monotheistic religion. As religion is known best as, a set of ideas about the
world and the way in which we should live our lives. Judaism and Islam are both
monotheistic faiths that worship the God of Abraham and Adam. Judaism shares a
ton of characteristics such as with whom all they worship and believe in; with God
being the focal point, prophets, Devine revelation, angels, and Satan. Islam
and Judaism are both Abrahamic religions and share common names, such as Moses,
Abraham, Ezekiel, Elijah Jonah etc. The most dominant religion in Israel is
Judaism, and most men and women are Jewish. Both stress accountability,
Judgement day and moral accountability.
In Judaism, they’re five prime
sects, Orthodox, Conservative, Reformed, Reconstructionist, and Humanistic.
Each belief and obligations for each sect differs greatly and has their own
code of conduct.
One of the common beliefs is that
God is the creator of all things that exist and he is to be worshiped as the
absolute ruler of the universe. For the sake of our purpose on earth its
believed that God created each one of us with the potential for perpetual
growth as a species and as individuals. All humans are capable of good and evil
and when we grow in righteousness and love we conform into what Gods intentions
were as human beings.
Along with their common beliefs,
the first five books of the Hebrew Bible were revealed to Moses by God, and
that God communicated to the Jews through prophets. These faiths each pinpoint
their unique covenant with God, for Judaism through Moses, and Islam through
Muhammad. Judaism and
Islam can also be tied to Christianity because of the Muslim belief that God acknowledged
his purpose through his prophets Moses and Abraham.
Peace is paramount to both faiths.
Anciently this is proven in their similar greetings “emphasizing peace be upon
you” in Judaism its shalom aleichem and salaam alaikum in Islam. The greetings
of these religions are mainly meant for the members to whom either belongs to.