Bible vs. Koran

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The inception of Christianity and Islam in the Roman and Byzantine empires, the African kingdoms, and the Arabian Peninsula influenced each civilization's daily life, set of beliefs, government, and the Christians and Muslims who practiced. The two religions are similar in many aspects. Both religions are monotheistic, which means followers worship one all-powerful god. Both religions believe in the same god, but each have a different given name. The name of the Islamic god is Allah while the name of the Christian god is simply God, and sometimes is referred to as Yahweh. Christianity and Islam have religious laws that all righteous and devout followers obey. Muslims obey the Five Pillars of Islam and Christians obey the Ten Commandments. Both of these sets of laws are found in the religion's holy book: the Islamic Koran and the Christian Bible. Each religion has a holy city. The Muslims regard Mecca, located on the Arabian Peninsula, as their holy city because it was the city where their prophet, Mohammad, was born. The Christians regard Jerusalem as their holy city because it was where their messiah, Jesus Christ, was crucified and resurrected. Jerusalem also is seen as God's own city. The Muslims believe that t

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