Some don’t know:

Muslims believe in Jesus.
In Islam, Jesus Christ is considered a prophet who’s name is followed by “Peace be upon him”. Jesus is in more verses of the Koran than anyone other than the Prophet Mohammed. Muslims also believe Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary

2) and that Jesus healed the sick. Many Muslims are named after Jesus and Mary.
Where Christianity and Islam differ most on this is that Christians believe Jesus was the son of God, died for our sins and was resurrected
many Muslims believe he was more of a spiritual son of God
3) and believe that his death was not for our sins. The Koran says that Jesus was crucified but not resurrected but people were led to believe this — what this means interpreted various ways- some Muslims believe Jesus did come back three days later but it
4) was more like coming out of a coma rather than being risen from the dead as is the overall Christian tradition

The differences are significant and of course extremely meaningful to millions of people of both religions

But the common ground & similarities is more inspiring.
5) Christians & Muslims agree that a great man walked this earth & did good deeds. Muslims believe Allah is the God of Abraham, the same God worshiped by Christians.

The beliefs have far more in common than not.
6) Focusing on common ground is better than dwelling on differences.

Overall, humans all want what they believe is best for those they love.

The Jesus of Islam and Christianity preached that being driven by love not fear defeats evil and the powers of evil.
7) Love over fear. Good over evil.

No matter your beliefs and faith, have a blessed Easter. ❤️ 🙏

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