REVISED January 2012: This worksheet is used as a discussion starting point on the first day of our Middle School unit on the Islamic Civilization, which cannot be studied without referring to the religion of Islam and its beginnings/beliefs.
Since there are many more Christians than Muslims in my class, I use this to really impart to students the many similarities and sometimes small differences between the world's two most common religions. This exercise definitely helps you as part of getting started with the Islamic civilization and empire. Printable and ready to go...
Students read statements about the religion and then try and figure out if the statement describes one of the two religions or both of them. Twenty-five good thought-provoking questions with answers provided. Just as importantly, the rationale and clear explanation for the answers are provided to help you explain the differences between the two faiths. Please see the preview for examples.