Jesus of Nazareth and the prophet Muhammad are amongst the greatest religions teachers of all time. Although their lives are separated by over 600 years and yet their lives, their teachings, and their deaths have affected millions of people and their legacy continues to this day. There has been a conflict between the teachings of these two men that has existed since they were here spreading their word. The conflict exists because of a few differences in the teachings of these two infamous religious figures and because of the different variations that have been created over the many years that these religions have been around.
Muhammad was born in Mecca in 570 C.E. Mecca was already an important city in terms of its sacred nature, as it contained the Ka’bah, and as a trade center. The city was the site of an annual pilgrimage from members of surrounding tribes and is known as the homeland.
Muhammad was a member of the tribe of the Quraysh. Orphaned at a young age and raised by relatives, the young man lacked the funds to become a trader in the market city. Eventually, he found employment with a wealthy widow and married her. Muhammad became a successful trader and merchant and still managed to spend one month each year meditating and reflecting in a cave outside Mecca. It was during these reflection periods in the year 610 C.E. that Muhammad began to have several religious experiences and started to view himself as a messenger of Allah. In the beginning, Muhammad told only close friends and family of his experiences. The messages he was receiving and disseminating were controversial and would have not been deemed popular.
After three years, Muhammad went public with his messages sent by Allah. His first messages attacked the idea of polytheism. Muhammad stated that in the end, everyone would be judged by God, no matter how much money they left at the multitude of shrines around the holy city. Later, he gave revelations that shaped legal aspects of...