Comparing Monotheistic Religions
1. What does monotheistic mean?
ISLAM CHRISTIANITY JUDAISM
Quran Bible Torah
What are the names Gospels Talmud
of the scriptures (holy
books) they use?
“Allah” Jesus Christ
Who is the central
person of the
Star- means A cross represents The Star of David is the
knowledge and that we are still religions. Jews were
What is the religion’s
light forced to where the star
Crescent Moon- for recognition.
Mecca Israel Israel
What are the holy
Mosque church Synagogue
What is the name of
their “house of
They worship You can worship any day From sunset Friday to
What days do they on Friday you want. sunset Saturday
Christmas (the Rosh Hashanah
birth of Jesus) (the Jewish
Easter (when New Year)
Yom Kippur (a
Jesus rose from Atonement or
What are their “Holy the dead and confession)
Days”? ascended to Simchat Torah
Lent, a forty-day receiving the
holy period of Torah on Mount
celebration of a
the time the
What is their diet Ramadan they
like? Do they have don’t eat for a
dietary restrictions? whole day
“Allah Jesus “Rabbi”
What are their God
The three main religions are really different from each other.
Christianity- they worship only one God, but have three in one- God the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The cross means and/or represents that we are sinners and
Christ died for us. They use the Bible for our Holy book, and we celebrate on three holy
days- Christmas, Easter, and Lent.
Islamic- They worship only one god which is “Allah” They use a Quran as their
holy book and pray at a mosque. There are no holy days in the religion Islam.
Judaism- They use a Torah or a Talmud for their prayer and they pray or worship
in synagogue. The holy days for Judaists are Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat,
Chanukah, and Passover.