What Do Judaism and Islam Have in Common?

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Islam and Judaism are both monotheistic religions that believe in the fundamental good and evil of humans and use a specific holy book and specified houses of worship. Both religions also share similar regional origins.

There are plenty of differences between the religions of Islam and Judaism, but there are also some distinct similarities. Jewish people and Muslims (followers of Islam) alike are adherents of what is known as an Abrahamic religion. This means that the religion recognizes Abraham as a primary prophet. Christianity is another Abrahamic religion, but Judaism and Islam both differ from the Christian faith by denying the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

According to the Muslim Student Union at Wake Tech Community College, both religions also believe that humans can find salvation through good deeds and recognizing a single God.