Midrash is an interpretive act seeking the answers to religious questions by plumbing the meaning of the words of the Torah. Midrash responds to contemporary problems and crafts new stories, making connections between new Jewish realities and the unchanging biblical text.
Midrash falls into two categories and they are as follow. When the subject is law and religious practice, it is called Midrash Halakhah. Midrash Aggadah, on the other hand, interprets biblical narrative and exploring questions of ethics. Sufism
Sufism is less a sect Islam than a mystical way of approaching the Islamic faith. It has been defined as mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. Their way of life is Sufism. These terms evolved in Western languages in the early 19th century and derive from the Arabic term for a mystic, sufi, which in turn derives from suf, “wool.” This likely refers to the woolen garment of early Islamic ascetics.
A sacrament is a rite or ceremony instituted by Jesus, and observed by the church as a means of or visible sign of grace. The English word sacrament means to make holy, or to consecrate.
Sacraments are ceremonial in nature, which separates them from other things that Jesus instructed believers to do. For example "go and make disciples of all nations," written in Matthew 28:18.
Shekinah means presence of God. It relates to the feminine aspect of the Holy Trinity. It is the energy that sanctifies from within the dimension of matter or the Holy Spirit. Shekinah is the visible manifestation of the divine presence. One place within the Old Testament it appeared as the cloud that followed the children of Isreal in the desert."
In Islam, the first of the five pillars is the shahada. Shahada is the Muslim profession of faith, expressing the two simple, fundamental beliefs that make one a Muslim: La ilaha illa Allah wa-Muhammad rasul Allah. This mean there is no god but God and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah. As one of the Pillars, the shahada must be recited correctly aloud with full understanding and internal assent at least once in every Muslim's lifetime. The shahada is also recited in the muzzein's call to prayer, included in the salat and incorporated in Sufi contemplative prayer.
The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are referred to as the Synoptic because they include many of the same stories, often in a similar sequence and in similar wording. They stand in contrast to John, whose content is comparatively distinct. The term synoptic comes from the Greek synopsis. This strong parallelism among the three gospels in content, arrangement, and specific language is widely attributed to literary interdependence.
Zamzam The Well of Zamzam is a well located within the Masjid Al Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It`s located east of the Kaaba. It’s one of the holiest places in Islam. According to Islamic belief, it is a miraculously generated source of water from God, which began thousands of years ago when Abraham infant son Ishmael was thirsty and kept crying for water. Millions of pilgrims visit the well each year while performing the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages, in order to drink its water.
The word relics come from the Latin word Reliquiae. Before the propagation of Christianity it was used in its modern sense, of some object, notably part of the body or clothes, remaining as a memorial of a departed saint. The veneration of relics, in fact, is to some extent a primitive instinct, and it is associated with many other religious systems besides that of Christianity.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three