Many religions are out there in this world and all have their different beliefs and god, gods, goddesses, and spiritual leader in which each follows. Many share in some of the same beliefs of finding peace, spirituality, and tranquility in their lives. How each find a way to achieve these goals are varied. Let us examine two such spiritual personas, Jesus and Mohammad, and compare how they are alike and ways in which they are different.
First, take a look at the life and history of Jesus, who is said to be the Son of God according to the Bible. His name comes from the Greek from of the Hebrew word Joshua which means savior and Christ, a title which he was given sometimes as a surname, comes from the Greek form of the Hebrew word Messiah which means anointed one. The Christianity faith is based upon his life and teachings.
Jesus was a Jew born to Mary and Joseph. According to the Holy Scripture, before Mary, a devout Jewess, and Joseph, a carpenter, had share sexual experiences she conceived God's child (The Life of Jesus, 2011).
His birthplace was in Bethlehem due to the emperor's decree stating everyone had to register for the census in the town of their ancestors, which Mary and Joseph were traveling to on the day of his birth. Not much of his early life was mentioned in the gospels, though it is assumed he trained under his father as a carpenter in his small home town of Nazareth. The gospel of Luke mentions a scene from his life at the age of 12 where his parents discover he has wandered off and they track him down at the temple where he is discussing religion amongst the people.
[...] Second, let's take a look at the life of Mohammad, sometimes spelled Muhammad. His name means highly praised, and he was born in Mecca in 570AD, shortly after the death of his father. When he was only six, his mother died, and he was then raised by an uncle whom he worked for as a shepherd. Some time between the ages of nine and 12 he joined a caravan with his uncle going to Syria. He worked as a camel driver between Syria and Arabia while he was a young man. [...]
[...] Jesus was a Jew born to Mary and Joseph. According to the Holy Scripture, before Mary, a devout Jewess, and Joseph, a carpenter, had share sexual experiences she conceived God's child (The Life of Jesus, 2011). His birthplace was in Bethlehem due to the emperor's decree stating everyone had to register for the census in the town of their ancestors, which Mary and Joseph were traveling to on the day of his birth. Not much of his early life was mentioned in the gospels, though it is assumed he trained under his father as a carpenter in his small home town of Nazareth. [...]
[...] When he was 25, he was employed by a wealthy 40-year-old Meccan widow named Khadija. He and Khadija married and had a happy loving relationship. It has been reported that comforted him through her, for she made his burden light” (Life of the Prophet Muhammad, 2011). At the time polygamy was very common, but he did not have any other wife during their 24 years together. When Mohammad was in his late 30s, began taking regular visits to a cave in Mount Hira, which is on the outskirts of Mecca, for solitude and contemplation. [...]
[...] After their deaths their followings became greater than they were while they were living. Today, some thousand plus years, later they are both still revered by members of their religions. Refere nces Life of the Prophet Muhammad. (2011). Retrieved May from religiousfacts.com: http://www.religiousfacts.com/islam/history/prophet.htm (1989). Luke 23:39. In New Revised Standard Version Holy Bible (p. 89). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Life of Jesus. (2011). [...]
[...] At first they just mocked him, soon it became a violent situation. Such things took place as stoning members of a small movement, refusal of merchant service, having them thrown into prison, beating them with sticks, and covering them in dirt while they prayed. Until Mohammad learned of the news he had gained followers from a city 280 miles north of Mecca called Yathrib, his persecution continued. This town was in need of a strong leader and wanted Muhammad to take the position. [...]
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