The religion of Islam is very similar to Christianity and Judaism. In fact, it is the second most popular religion behind Christianity (Van Voorst, 2020). One difference between the religions is followers of Islam have 99 names for their God, Allah. These names signify the attributes of Allah; they do not suggest there 99 Gods. One name, Al-Rahmaan, meaning the beneficent, signifies Allah’s ability to will goodness and mercy for all his creatures. This is similar to the Christian view of God due to His mercy toward living creatures. For example, Noah’s building of the Arch to save animals and people before the flood. Ar-Razzaq, meaning the total provider, is another name given. It signifies Allah’s ability to sustain life and to provide. This is similar to Christian’s God due to them believing that God provides everything they need. Without God, life would not be sustainable. For example, often, when Christians pray they will thank God for providing their food. Al-Hakam is another name given to Allah, meaning he is an impartial judge (IslamiCity, nd). Allah is the ruler and judgement is his word. This follows the Christian faith where God will provide ultimate judgement for your sins at time of death.
Muslims and Christians regard their respective gods similarly. Both faiths believe he is the highest power and acts alone. They both have places of worship where they feel closest to him. But there are differences. One being followers of Islam submit to God. Christians are not as radical; they appear to have more of a friendship with their God.
Van Voorst, R. (2020). Relg: World (4th ed). Boston, MA: Wadsworth.
IslamiCity (nd). 99 Names of the Infinite Names and Attributes of Allah (God). IslamiCity. Retrieved from https://www.islamicity.org/covers/99-names-of-allah/