I have visited several Islamic discussion forums and I have only seen people talking about similarities between Islam and Christianity or making comparison betwen Islam and Christianity, now because of Dr.Zakir Naik, people are also discussing about similarities between Islam and Hinduism.
But what about Comparison between Islam and Jeudaism?
Why don't people especially Muslim Scholars discuss about similarities and differences between these two religions inspite of knowing the fact that Jeudaism is also a Semetic Religion like Islam and Christianity and a deviated picture of Abrahamic Tradition?
Allah(swt) mentions in Qur'an that we should invite the people of the book (Ahl-e-Kitab). Where does it says that we should only invite Christians and not jews?
Islam is a Universal Religion,a deen(way of life) for all the people,it is not only for Muslims and Christians but also for Jews since they also come under the title "Ahl-e-Kitab".
Please note that Jews are more closer to Muslims then Christians, that is because they do several things that Muslims do.
1)They believe in Tawhid(Oneness of Allah) unlike Christians who believe in Trinity.
2)They eat Halal meat(Kosher) unlike Christians who donot care about what meat they eat, they even eat pork which is not only strictly forbidden in Qur'an but also in Bible.
3)Orthodox Jews greet people by saying "Shalom Alaikum" which is a hebrew word that means "may peace be upon you". It is similar to what we say in Arabic "Asalam Aalaikum" ,although both Arabic and Hebrew are different languages but they are called sister languages because of several similarities between them.
Although Christians read the same old testament that jews read, but still they donot use this Hebrew phrase to greet people but instead use the word "Hello" ,"Good morning" or "Good afternoon".
What ever I have expressed are my personal understanding and opinion ,please donot take it to your heart, my intention is not to hurt any person. I hope that this thread will become a ground for academic dialog between Christians, Jews and Muslims.
I would appreciate if my brothers and non-muslim friends take part in this discussion.