Islam and christianity in africa have many differences that are influenced by african traditions and customs, but the basis of both religions are strongly influenced by other parts of the world. Another religion that may have influenced the formulation of islam was zoroastrianism although the effects on islam were not as strong as on judaism judaism, islam and christianity are collectively known as abrahamic religions because they trace their history to the covenant god made with. Influences the question of influence between zoroastrian and islam is problematic and controversial there is no concrete evidence: textual or religious commonalities many principles in zoroastrianism were incorporated into christianity and islam heaven and hell, a final judgement. Islam has had a far greater impact on our civilization, including christianity, that islam subjugated the very heart of christianity, the holy land, and the annihilated different forms of christianity what i'm saying here is that islam influenced a greatly battered church in europe now, let's see islam in.
Christianity and islam have more in common than most people know — they are both monotheistic abrahamic religions, and jesus christ is an important followers of christianity — called christians — believe in the holy trinity, and that christ, the son of god, walked the earth as the incarnate form. Influence of christianity and african traditional religion on islam submitted by: davies aderemi ayotunde field of study: african traditional religion course code: res 701 course title: relations among people of living faiths. Christianity and islam are daughter religions of judaism they were established as splinter groups from judaism at different times in the history of the jews on its part, judaism is a very old religion which traces its origin from the old testament times of abraham and moses.
However, because both christianity and islam were founded after zoroastrianism, they were both influenced to a much greater degree, and tenets of faith that were originally found in zoroastrianism were incorporated into christianity and islam on a very noticeable level. Christian influences in islam could be traced back to the eastern christianity, which surrounded the origins of islam christians also introduced the muslims to greek learning the majority of muslim countries also use a gregorian calendar and morocco observes sunday as a non-working day. The historical interaction between christianity and islam, in the field of comparative religion, connects fundamental ideas in christianity with similar ones in islam islam and christianity share their origins in the abrahamic tradition, as does judaism.
Until the late 19th century, christian influence on african architecture was minimal, with the exception of the remarkable rock churches of lalībela, ethiopia the influence of the british on coastal architecture in africa was also significant the architectural historian nnamdi elleh argued that. Neither judaism nor christianity has influenced islam religion most muslims would argue, though, that while mohammed did reference the bible, he was sent to correct its imperfections showing a connection with judaism and christianity, but not any influence of their worldview. Christian influences in islam could be traced back to the eastern christianity, which surrounded the origins of islam christians also introduced the muslims to greek learning eastern christians (particularly nestorian christians.
Christianity and islam share four main items they both believe in one god and only one basic god for the important person, i found that the two people islam was taken over by europeans in the 18th and 19th centuries this means that both christianity and islam has been influence in some ways. I think zoroastrianism influenced christianity and islam, but not judaism, for example the concept of ahriman in zoroastrianism is almost identical to satan in islam and christianity, but in judaism satan is just an angel working for god. The great influx of christian converts to islam, which took place in the end of the first and the beginning of the second century of the hijra, naturally the apocalyptic literature of judaism and christianity has probably supplied most of the motifs for this story10 i only mention two details which. Christian influences in islam could be traced back to the eastern christianity, which surrounded the origins of islam christians also cultural influence luminure from the hunayn ibn-ishaq al-'ibadi manuscript of the isagoge hunayn ibn-ishaq a famous and influential scholar, physician, and. Christianity and islam's wiki: christianity and islam are the largest religions in the world and share a historical and traditional connection, with some the commendation of muslim prayer may reflect the influence of the badaliya in lumen gentium, the second vatican council declares that the plan of.
The influence of islam on medieval europe christian visitors to the holy land the crusades and their aftermath view larger image the effect of early islam on christians and christianity arabia was the home of significant jewish and christian communities, particularly in the south. Another way that islam influences politics in the midst of non-muslims in the south is noted when afonja, the powerful leader in ilorin sought for assistance the growth of christianity depends on the denominational strength, unlike islam christianity has less involvement in power tussle on the nation. Although christianity and islam have added distinct elements to african religions christianity in africa is strongly influenced by the local traditions and customs the film man, god and africa captures the joyous singing and rhythmic movement that is common to the various black churches. Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of god and his teaching will not be shamed but telling history and the origins of christianity and pointing out the beliefs which are similar to ancient egyptian.
Although christianity and islam have added distinct elements to african religions, each has been and continued to be adapted to and shaped by africa's indigenous religious this influence is strongly demonstrated in the films: wonders of the african world (the swahili coast), and man, god and africa. Islam islam, a religion with a strong pursuit for excellence wherever it finds its self they served allah, they took prayers very serious, praying five they were also a major influence of classical architecture in terms of religion, constantine the great made christianity a popular religion by.
Adherence to islam and christianity large majorities in all the countries surveyed say they believe in one god and in heaven and hell, and large intense religious experiences and the influence of pentecostalism many christians and muslims in sub-saharan africa experience their respective. Christian influence on islam by philip jenkins 3 25 13 most of these buffer states are of little interest to non-specialists, but two of those middling powers in particular demand our attention for what they suggest about the early history of both christianity and islam. Christianity influenced islam covenant with jews crucifixion of jesus 3 even western scholars who are hostile to islam argue the point that monotheism was native to arabia har gibb in his book 'muhammedanism' argues that the existence of a supreme god, allah, is assumed as an axiom. Judaism, christianity, and islam as societies become larger and more complex, its people become more likely to join monotheistic religions today, christianity has grown into an influential force throughout the world, but especially in the west the role and influence of mass media.