Islam And Catholicism Similarities

This Islam In Bible Prophecy study covers the similarities between Roman Catholicism and Islam.

The pagan beliefs of Roman Catholicism and Islam have much in common, as they both oppose what the Word of God says.

The end game of the Roman Catholic Church is to draw Muslims into Catholicism, so the more things that they have in common, the easier the transition.

Both Roman Catholicism and Islam revere the Blessed Virgin Mary.

They both teach the concept of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.

Famous Catholic Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, in his article Mary and the Moslems said, “The Koran, which is the Bible of the Moslems, has many passages concerning the Blessed Virgin. First of all, the Koran believes in her Immaculate Conception, and also, in her Virgin Birth.”

Mary is mentioned 34 times in the Qur’an, and the 19th Surah (chapter) is named after her. After Muhammad’s daughter Fatima, Mary is revered as blessed above all women by orthodox Muslims.

Bishop Sheen says “the two largest religions in the world believe in fervent devotion to Mary and hold her virtues in the very highest esteem.”

Mary is for the Moslems the true Sayyida, or Lady.

But after the death of Fatima, Mohammed wrote: “Thou shalt be the most blessed of all the women in Paradise, after Mary.”

How would Muhammad ever get this idea if it wasn’t from Rome?

This connection is being used to draw Muslims to the Roman Church.

Both Roman Catholicism and Islam revere the moon god and Sun god.

Many images of the Catholic Virgin Mary show her standing over a crescent moon. And there are many sun worship images through the Catholic Church, including at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

The Eucharist wafer represents the sun god, which is placed on a crescent moon in the Monstrance, representing their sexual union, and the rebirth of their son Tammuz.

Both Roman Catholicism and Islam revere the moon god and Sun god

Islamic mosques have the crescent moon representing the moon god and a star for the Sun God. Many times you see pictures with the sun cradled in the Islamic moon symbol, representing their sexual union.

Roman Catholicism and Islam both use prayer beads.

Roman Catholicism and Islam both use prayer beads.Prayer beads are used to mark the repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions.

In Roman Catholicism they are used to pray the rosary to the Virgin Mary.

In Islam the beads are traditionally used to keep count while saying the prayer known as the “Tasbih of Fatimah”, which was a form of prayer offered as a gift by Muhammad to his daughter.

Roman Catholicism and Islam both have pilgrimages.

Roman Catholics flock to the Vatican to visit St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey

Roman Catholicism and Islam both believe in both have forced conversions by the sword and killing heretics.

Islam is in the news today for killing Christians, and they have a history of doing so, as they are the covert military arm of the Roman Catholic Church.

Historians estimate that during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, the Roman Catholic Church killed over 50 million people whom they deemed as heretics, most of which were Christians who dared to own a Bible (which the Church forbid) or proclaimed the Gospel of Christ.

“History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, Vol. 2″ documents “That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind will be questioned by no Protestant who has a complete knowledge of history.”

At one event, remembered as the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, an estimated 100,000 Huguenots (Protestant Christians in France) were slaughtered.

In Spain alone the number of condemned exceeded three million, with about 300,000 burned at the stake during the length of the Spanish Inquisition. (Source: Page 259 of an updated version of “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs”; 2001; Publisher: Bridge-Logos.)

Roman Catholicism and Islam both appear to fulfill Bible prophecy about the Antichrist.

The Qur’an was written in such a way as to match the description of the antichrist beast in Revelation, to fool undiscerning Christians and Muslims.

But the descriptions in Revelation 13 and 17 about the antichrist beast can only describe one people group, the Roman Catholic Church.

Roman Catholicism and Islam both have Holy wars.

Both religions are designed to wage war against their enemies.  Islam was written to cause Muslims to war against Jews and the true followers of Christ.

The Roman Catholic Church has a history of Holy Wars, to overcome their enemies by using the military powers of countries that they control, such as France and Spain.

Today they use the U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies and military to carry out their Holy Wars.

If you know of more similarities between Roman Catholicism and Islam, please share them in the comment box below.

David Nikao Wilcoxson

Additional Resources: The Roman Catholic and Islamic Connection

Next Islam In Bible Prophecy study: The 5th Trumpet Of Revelation 9 Represents The Rise Of Islam


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david osiako March 30, 2016 at 6:14 pm

Catholics honour water in many ways i.e baptism and general blessings while Muslims can hardly go to a toilet without water. Catholic nuns use head scarves closer to Muslims women.Catholics fast during Easter as Muslims fast during Ramadan.Bisimilahi Rahaman rahim is not far in meaning to;In the name of the father,the son and the holly spirit. During prayes the monotony of standing and kneeling is evident in Catholic as well as in Islam.The burning of escennce is in catholic and Islam.The scalp worn by bishops is worn by most Muslims.


David McDonald-Hunt July 16, 2016 at 2:04 am

Both have an ongoing issue with homosexuality / the rape and molestation of boys.


Benjamin Boakye September 11, 2016 at 9:34 am

I want to know more secrets of Roman Catholics and Islam


James Kelly September 14, 2016 at 10:46 am

The Roman Catholic Church say that Fatimah Muhamad daughter is the black Madonna in Portugal.

The Roman Catholic Church say that Allah & God are the same


Adonis Sunday December 17, 2016 at 7:18 am

Jn 3:5, unless one is born of water & Spirit he cannot enter d kingdom of God. Jn 16:13-15, d Spirit of truth…. will tell u things to come…. Ph 2:1, if there is any …. Fellowship of d Spirit, … Jn 6:48, I am the bread of life. Jam 1:22, be a doer of the word & hearer only, deceiving urselves. Matt 28:19, d Father, d Creator, Son, d Redeemer & Holy Spirit, d Renewer, this made up of Christian faith. Christains always stand on love of God & of neighbours. Catholics are d doers of the Bible. Go & read, study & meditate on d words in d bible. D Rosary prayer contain d word of God. Summed up all d prophecies of d old testament pointed to d Messiah & His mother. Gen 3:15, Is 7:14, etc & was fulfilled in Lk 1:28-56, Jn 2:1-5, 19:25-27, Rev 12:1-12. The Lord is always with that woman in d prophecy, in d fulfilled & in d glory. She is also the Mother of all d believers (Rev 12:17). She is d new Ark that contains new covenant, bread of souls, & Eternal King. Without sin so that d God made flesh can come without sin. We blessed that which God blessed: Gen 12:3, Lk 1:28. Jn 8:32, u shall know d truth…. Jn 13:17, If u know these things blessed are u, if u do them.


David December 17, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Catholics don’t obey the 2nd commandment, which says “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”, as Catholic churches are full of images of Mary, the saints.

In fact, the Roman Catholic Church removed that commandment from their list of 10 commandments, and split the 10th commandment in two.

Mary is the mother of Messiah, not of believers.

Please show me the verse that says that she is the new Ark that contains new covenant.

The Bible says, “For all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

That includes Mary. God proclaims that there is only One who had no sin, His beloved Son.

Salvation is through Messiah alone. The Bible says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

God proclaims that there is only one Mediator between man and Him, the Lord Christ Jesus; not Mary or the Pope.

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6

The Bible says that Jesus is our Advocate and never says that Mary fills this role.

“My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 2:1

The Bible says the Jesus is our Redeemer and never says that Mary fills this role.

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)” Galatians 3:13

Jesus never elevated Mary for worship; He praised those who hear and obey the Word of God.

“And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!” But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:27-28

“Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd. And it was told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.” But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.” Luke 8:19-21


Derick Wilson February 19, 2017 at 2:12 am

Psalm 1 I believe underlines and encompasses everything that Christians stands for and believe in. Whilst I have no proof I do believe that Islam was founded by Catholic church to stem the Protestant movement. If one still believes that Jesus is not the Son of God then he/she just does not want to see God in all of this. Blessed is he whom believeth in him and yet did not see. I believe and declare the name of the Father and of the Son and Holy Spirit which without excepting nobody will enter into the Kingdom of God !


Derick Wilson February 25, 2017 at 7:30 am

I would love to hear from believers around the world. The end brothers are in site. God is getting ready to return


Bryan Arender April 1, 2017 at 2:36 am

Thank you for putting this out


Alexander Allan August 12, 2018 at 8:00 am

You are a lunatic. You not a Christian but a cultist. You are ideas are so insane they are out there with transgender ideology and 9/11 conspiracy theories


David November 9, 2018 at 8:12 am

Your statement proves who is the lunatic!


Nick cardenas September 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Thanks brother for this Broad information between these 2 giant religion


Sharon October 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Both Islam and Catholics believe in Angels.

**Catholics believe that Angels are spiritual creatures who watch over us and serve God.

**Muslims believe that Angels are celestial beings that are here to do certain tasks God gave them.

Both Islam and Catholics Fast

**Catholics during lent, Muslims during Ramadan.

Both Catholics and Muslims believe in reward after death, and punishment for sin.

Both Catholics and Muslims respect the Old Testament figures, particularly Abraham.


David November 9, 2018 at 8:13 am

Thank you for sharing that insight Sharon! There are many similarities between the two religions.


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