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Christianity and Judaism

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1. As we know, in comparison to all world views and the other Abrahamic religions, we are the Ummatan Wasataa. Jews have strict laws (kosher) but little Ilm, belief and theology whereas Christianity is mainly belief and theology but very little law. According to Islam, did Christianity originally have laws, halaal and haraam and/or is this modern day Christianity wrong and changed in the sense that they claim that all is needed is the belief in Jesus as the lord and saviour?

2. Out of all the faiths and beliefs, including Abrahamic faiths, Judaism is the most closest to Islam. If their theology, belief and creed is most similar to ours (Islam), why is it that they will suffer a more harsh and severe punishment in Jahannum?



1. Christianity has been distorted and mutilated, the laws as well as beliefs.

2. Rejecting any element of faith amounts to rejecting faith.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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