reply to post by Magnum007
You know, it really is ironic. Judaism at its core is very similar to Islam... But there's a reason for that.
Muslims believe that Judaism was created by the same God. We believe (I'm Muslim) that the Torah was also a true revelation from God. We believe
Moses was a true prophet and messenger from God. We believe that the Jews eventually veared off the correct path, and that's why new messengers (like
Jesus) were brought to us.
The 10 commandments are the same (except Sabbath).
Both religions can't eat pork.
Both religions hold "an eye for an eye" rule.
Both religions believe in one all powerful God that has no intercessors or idols in between him and us. We both believe that no one else has power
Idol worship and graven images are considered the grossest blasphemy in both religions, punishable by hellfire.
Really the Torah is very congruent with the Quran, it wasn't altered much (unlike the Christian scriptures). It was the Talmud and other man-made
religious books where the Jews went off course, but I believe Muslims have made the same mistake with the hadith and sunna.
Really we have more in common than anything, and in Islam we are told to respect the Jews, but not trust them.
Also the Jews are talked about in the Quran more than any other group.. Atleast like 50 or 100 times.
It's sad that Jews and Muslims can't work together like they used to, in ancient times. Muhammad and his followers were actually allied with the
Jews in Medina. They were allied against the pagan forces in Mecca which were persecuting both of them.
Really one of the BIGGEST reasons that Islam and Judaism don't get along, is that Judaism doesn't accept Jesus as a messenger of God... Not to
[edit on 11-1-2010 by seattletruth]