Actual Class Notes – What did the Jewish students teach us
Recently, we got a visit from the Jewish students from their Sunday school to ours. The topic of discussion was the similarities and differences between Islam and Judism. It appears that Muslims & Jews have a lot in common, more than with the Christians. They’re religion is mostly kept the same since it first began, and so is ours. Also, a lot of their concepts are similar to ours. For example, they believe in charity, which we call Zakaat. They say “Don’t leave your neighbor hungry” whereas Allah told us a more detailed version of the same saying, “Don’t bother talking to me if you’re neighbor is hungry/poor and needs help.” They also fast, but their fasting is different than ours. Theirs is 24 hours and only 4 days a year. They also believe in the 6 articles of faith up until the 4th one. Then, the differences begin. They, of course, don’t believe in Isa/Jesus or Prophet Muhammad (SAW) because, if they did, they would be Muslim not Jew. Also, they do, in fact, believe in a Day of Judgment, but don’t believe there is a Hell. Overall, we have a lot of similarities between our religions, more than I even knew, but, like all religions, we have our differences in belief as well.