Comparing Islam and Christianity (05:44)
Islam is the fastest growing religion in America. Muslims and Christians are monotheists, believing in the existence of one god. Practiced in the strictest sense, these religions have much in common as well as distinct differences.
Parallel Beliefs of Muslims and Christians (03:46)
Muslims and Christians believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, who is a prophet in Islam, and the son of God in Christianity. "Islam" means both peace and surrender to the will of God.
Worldwide Expansion of Islam (03:47)
Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Veiled, Muslim women wear "hijab," a modest form of dress. Despite the worldwide differences in Islam, the core beliefs, or "Five Pillars," are universal.
Shahadah and Salah (06:55)
The first of the five pillars of Islam is the declaration of faith, or Shahadah. The second is Salah, obligatory or daily prayers. These prayers are a ritual rather than individual communication.
Sawm Ramadan, Zakat, and the Hajj (05:45)
Zakat, the Third Pillar, is a form of charity, a tax and a tithe. Sawm Ramadan, the Fourth Pillar, is the annual fast. The Fifth Pillar is the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, the birthplace of Mohammad.
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