Christianity and Islam share a historical and ancient affiliation. the 2 faiths share a standard origin within the Middle East and Muslims contemplate Christians (and Jews) to be individuals of the Book. Belief within the Injil (the original Gospel of Jesus) is a vital a part of Islamic theology, though Muslims read the present Gospels as altered. The bond extends even any, with the Islamic Prophet Muhammad instructing Muslims to defend the Christian religion from aggressors once treaties of peace are signed, like within the document known as the Achtiname of Muhammad. Islam and Christianity share the dual commandments of the dominant importance of caressing God and caressing one's neighbor, though the interpretations of those statements take issue between the 2 traditions, and, indeed, vary between all 3 Abrahamic religions.