Here are 10 Similarities Between Islam and Judaism that will surprise you. The religious practices of and core beliefs of Jews and Muslims are sometimes identical. The similarities are pretty amazing. Here are the facts about the similarities between Islam and Judaism.
The religious worldviews of Judaism and Islam each make room for nonhuman heavenly denizens generally referred to as “angels”.
Judaism and Islam each accept the idea that God communicates directly to humanity through the agency of prophets.
Believe in the resurrection of the dead, in a day of judgement, and in heaven and hell are shared commonality among all three Abrahamic religions.
It would be difficult to overstate the central importance for Judaism of the city of Jerusalem. Christians do too, of course. It is no surprise that, in Islam, Mecca is regarded as the holiest city.
Circumcision, as a sign of the divine covenant was subsequently inherited by all of Abraham’s male descendants; accordingly, it has since remained an established practice throughout the long history of Judaism. Although it is not commanded by the Quran male circumcision (known as khitan or tahara) has been a common standard practice — a virtual requirement — in Islam since its earliest days. Most Christians do not regard circumcision as a religious obligation.
In both Judaism and Islam, there is also a fixed number of set times each day that the faithful are religiously required to engage in formal prayers.
Both Judaism and Islam observe religiously mandated dietary rules and regulations. In Orthodox synagogues, Jewish men and women sit in separate areas of their own. In Islam, segregation of the sexes during prayer also prevails.
Both Judaism and Islam are staunchly monotheistic, believing in the existence of one — and only one — God. Many Americans understand that Jews and Christians worship the same God; however, they may be unaware that Muslims also worship that very same God. Allah is merely — and quite literally — the Arabic word which means God. Both Judaism and Islam reject specific Christian beliefs about Jesus.