Let's Compare Islam and Judaism


Islam (/ˈɪslɑːm/; Arabic: الإسلام‎‎, IPA: [alʔisˈlaːm]) is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion which professes that there is only one and incomparable God (Allah) and that Muhammad is the last messenger of God.

Islam n 1: the religion of Muslims collectively which governs their civilization and way of life; the predominant religion of northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and Indonesia [syn: {Islamism}, {Muslimism}, {Muhammadanism}, {Mohammedanism}, {Mohammadanism}] 2: the monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion" [syn: {Islamism}, {Mohammedanism}, {Muhammadanism}, {Muslimism}]

Mohammedanism \Mo*ham"med*an*ism\, Mohammedism \Mo*ham"med*ism\ , prop. n. The religion, or doctrines and precepts, of Mohammed, contained in the Koran; Islamism; Islam. The term {Islam} is preferred by most Moslems, and some find the term Mohammedanism to be offensive, as they worship Allah, not Mohammed. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Islam \Is"lam\, n. [Ar. isl[=a]m obedience to the will of God, submission, humbling one's self, resigning one's self to the divine disposal. Cf. {Moslem}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The religion of the Mohammedans; Mohammedanism; Islamism. Their formula of faith is: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole body of Mohammedans, or the countries which they occupy. [1913 Webster]


Judaism (from Latin: Iudaismus, derived from Greek Ἰουδαϊσμός, originally from Hebrew יהודה‎, Yehudah, "Judah"; in Hebrew: יהדות‎, Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos) is an ancient monotheistic Abrahamic religion, with the Torah as its foundational text (part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible), and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Midrash and the Talmud.

Judaism n 1: Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud [syn: {Hebraism}, {Jewish religion}] 2: the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud

Judaism \Ju"da*ism\, prop. n. [L. Juda["i]smus: cf. F. juda["i]sme.] 1. The religious doctrines and rites of the Jews as enjoined in the laws of Moses, and for many adherents, in the Talmud. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] 2. Conformity to the Jewish rites and ceremonies; the practise of Judaism[1]. [1913 Webster] 3. The adherents of Judaism[1] collectively; jewry. [PJC]

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  • islam: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • islam: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • islam: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • judaism: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • judaism: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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