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Place of origin Arabian Peninsula, Mecca at Mount Hira. Japan
Place of worship Mosque/masjid, any place which is considered clean by Islamic standards. Shrines.
Practices Five pillars: Testament that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger (shahadah); prayer five times daily; fast during Ramadan; charity to the poor (zakat); pilgrimage (Hajj). Visit to shrines to pay homage to Shinto deities; Shamanism, etc.
Life after death A Muslim and all the beings will be accountable to Allah on the Day of Judgement. Yomi
Concept of Deity God (Allah) is the only god and is all-powerful and omniscient. Numerous deities. The sun is one of the most important ones(they believe that the sun is a goddess).
Belief of God Only one God. Numerous deities.
Use of statues and pictures Muslims are not permitted to depict the image of God nor any prophets. Permitted.
Clergy Imam leads congregational prayer in a mosque. Sheikh, Maulana, Mullah and Mufti Priests, miko, etc.
Belief Belief in one God,who has sent messengers with revelation and guidance for humanity so they may be guided to Islam (submission to God) & who have came with both good news and a warning, the last & final messenger being Muhammad صلى الله علي Shinto is both a religion and way of life of Japan. Numerous kami (gods/goddesses/spirits).
Goal of religion Follow the guidance of the Qur'an and Hadiths to reach eternal paradise. To serve the Shinto deities, or Kami, as they are known.
Concept of God Ninety nine names and attributes of Allah (God) who is infinite supreme, Sublimely one, all are dependent on him yet he depends on none. Self sufficient. without beginning and without end, and there is nothing comparable to him. Numerous deities.
View of Oriental religions Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Shino are not from following the right path. But, “… And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).” [al-Israa’ 17:15]. Although Shinto became organized, in order to prevent being overtaken by Buddhism or any other religion, it sees no contradiction in belonging to any other religion.
Literal Meaning Islam is derived from the Arabic root "Salema": peace, purity, submission and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law. The Way of the gods.
Status of women The prophet said "Do good to and serve your mother, then your mother, then your mother, then your father, then the near relatives and then those who come after them." Islam's honoring women is the great status of the mother in Islam. Women may become priestesses. But are still seen as less than men
Scriptures The Qur'an, the Hadiths (Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslims, Sunan Abu Dawood, Sunan at-Tirmidhi, Sunan al-Sughra and Sunan ibn Majah. Kojiki, Nihon Shoki
View of the Buddha He may be one of the 124,000 Prophets. Buddha is followed by many Shintoists.
Founder Prophet Muhammad No founder.
Geographical distribution and predominance There are 1.6 billion. By the percentage of the total population in a region considering themselves Muslim, 24.8% in Asia-Oceania, 91.2% in the Middle East-North Africa, 29.6% in Sub-Saharan Africa, around 6.0% in Europe, and 0.6% in the Americas. Shinto has influenced Japan for several millenia, with the height appearing before World War 2
Original Language(s) Arabic Japanese
Means of salvation Belief in one God, remembrance of God, repentance, fear of God and hope in God's mercy. By serving the Kami.
About Islam consists of individuals who believe in Allah, a deity whose teachings its followers—Muslims—believe were recorded, verbatim, by the god's last prophet, Muhammad. Refers to the indigenous religion of Japan. With Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism entering into Japan, the Japanese wanted to ensure that their older religious traditions were preserved, so they named it, and made it the official religion of Japan.
Definition Islam is an Arabic word for "Submission or surrender in Ultimate Peace".Muslim means a believer in One God (Al-Illah or Allah) Way of the gods.
Angels Angels are created from light and remain unseen as they worship and follow God's commands. Shintoists worship numerous spirits, called Kami.
Followers Muslims Shintoists.
Second coming of Jesus Affirmed N/A.
Marriage Islam is totally opposed to monasticism and celibacy. Marriage is an act of Sunnah in Islam and is strongly recommended. Men can onlymarry the people of the book. Women can only marry Muslims man. Between one man and one woman.
Confessing sins The Qur'an asks them to become repentant, seek Allah’s forgiveness, and make a sincere tawba, and assures them that if they do this, Allah will forgive them, and exonerate them from their misdeeds. Shinto has harae (purifying rites), which can be performed with water, salt, or a stick with paper dangling from its end.
Original Languages Arabic. Japanese.
Position of Abraham A great Prophet. N/A.
View of Dharmic religions Extremely false and corrupted Buddhism is practiced by most Shintoists.
Religious Law Sharia law, or law that is loosely or strictly based on the Qur'an and the Hadiths, exists in many countries that have a majority Muslim population. Only some regions with sharia law apply it to judicial or criminal issues. N/A
Prophets Many from Adam, Abraham, Noah, Jesus etc to Muhammed. There 124,000 prophets but only 25 Prophets known. N/A
Day of worship Prayer five times daily is obligatory. Friday is the day of congregational prayer, obligatory for men, but not for women. N/A
Principle Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent." - Quran: Surah Al Ikhlas The essence of Shinto is the Japanese devotion to invisible spiritual beings and powers called kami, to shrines, and to various rituals.
Symbols None that are universal, though Muhammad's name in calligraphy is common. The popular star and crescent symbol is also common, but mainly relates to historical and political issues, not necessarily religious ones. The Torii gate reliligous symbol, mark the entrance to sacred space. Representing the transition between the finite world and the infinite world of the gods.

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