Islam is one of the largest followed religions in the world. The religion is similar to Christianity in several ways, but there are also multiple contrasts. I am a Christian, but due to my personal experience dating a Muslim man, I was forced to study and learn some intricate areas of the religion. I will be presenting the contrast of relationship and marriage of Christianity vs. Islam.
Islam began (610 CE – Common Era, also Current Era based on the Gregorian calendar) in the Middle East. (Wikipedia) The Islamic religion was split into two entities after the Prophet Ali Muhammad died (632 CE) whereby the Sunni and Shiites were established. The Sunni and Shiites have had periods of war and peace throughout history. Recent conflict and turmoil in the Middle East is the driving force behind some of the current events.
Members of the Islam and Christianity religions are identified as Muslim and Christian. Marriage in both religions is a very high honor. Christianity uphold the same standard for the man and woman, unlike, the Islamic religion where there is a “double standard” for the men verses the women. For example, Muslim men can date and marry a non-Muslim women as long as she is a true Christian and/or a Jew or did not convert from Islam to Christianity or the Jewish religion. Whereas Christians are to “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:” (2 Corinthian 6:14. KJV). This scripture pertains to Christians to marry Christians and this has nothing to do with color or race.
The Islamic and Christianity religions have different views as well the same when it comes to dating and marriage. Muslims believe “Whosoever likes to follow my tradition, then he should know that marriage is from my tradition.” (Holy Quran, Wasa’il ul-Shi’a, vol. 14, p. 3-4, 6). Christians believe marriage is sacred “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:” (Hebrews 13:4 KJV). The Islamic view on dating is different…