Protestantism versus Shia comparison chart
|Place of worship ||Church, chapel,
||Mosque, Imambarah or Ashurkhana, Eidgah
|Use of statues and pictures ||Not used
|Clergy ||priests, monks, ministers, pastors
||Imaam (divinely guided), Ayatollah, Mujtahid, Allamah, Maulana, Hojatoleslam, Sayed, Mollah (colloquial)
|View of other Abrahamic religions ||Judaism is a true religion, but with incomplete revelation. Islam regarded as false.
||Christianity and Judaism are "People of the Book."
|Birth of Jesus ||Virgin Birth, through the Holy Spirit.
|Resurrection of Jesus ||Affirmed
||Denied. Jesus did not die on the cross. Jesus will come back down from heaven in the future.
|Second coming of Jesus ||Affirmed
|Belief of God ||All Protestants believe in the Trinity of God.
|Death of Jesus ||Death by Crucifixion, Resurrection, and the Ascent to Heaven. He will return again.
||Denied. Jesus did not die on the cross, but his body went up to heaven.
|Holy Days ||Sunday is the Lord's Day, Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas
||Ashura, Eid al Fitr, Eid al Adha, Eid al ghadeer
|imams identified as ||N/A.
||Divinely guided. Considered as the only legitimate interpreters of the Quran.
|Angels ||Angels are God's messengers.
||Angels obey God's commandments. They have limited free will, though no drive to sin.
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