The two religions that I have selected to study are the Islam and Hinduism religions. My research, I am looking forward to gaining knowledge and a better understanding of Islam and Hinduism. I will describe the different cultures and practices and how these religious practices are in different parts of the world. The reason I selected these two religions is because I am curious about them. I have several friends that practice Islam and wanted to learn more about this religion. While researching Hinduism I thought it was a very interesting religion. The central teaching and belief of the Islam religion is there is only one God who is called Allah in Arabic. Islam is Arabic word that means ‘submission’ that derives from the root word meaning peace. This religion calls for a full admission, surrender to the teaching, will and direction of God. The groups of people that practice Islam are called Muslims. There are over one billion Muslims in many different countries that speak different languages but share a common religion or belief in Allah. Islam in the West display their religious practices and symbols by daily praying, fasting, and wearing headscarves and follow an Islamic diet. Their teachings and way of living is written in the Quran. The Quran is the heart of Islam that is the religious text written in Arabic language. It is the revelation from God to Prophet Muhammad. The Islamic culture is central to the traditions and customs that are embraced by Muslims. These cultures are unique to Arabia in the Arabian Peninsula. This region is one of the driest, hottest regions in the world, which has lots of deserts. The Islamic culture were influenced by Persian, Turkic, Mongol, Berber and Indonesian cultures as this religion started to flourish and spread around the globe. This culture is a bend of these local traditions, customs and Muslims beliefs. The religious practices or customs of Islam that I will discuss are the Five Pillars of Islam, the Islamic Diet and Jihad. The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of Muslim life. These are the principles that Muslims follow in order to have a good life and acknowledge their devotion to their religion. The Five Pillars of Islam are:
Shahadah – This is the declaration of their faith and there is none worthy of worship but God (Allah). This declaration is achieved through the practices and teaching of messenger Prophet Muhammad.…
The Rise of Islam
Oasis Towns and Desert Life
Islam appeared in the Arabian Peninsula, part of southwest Asia, which is mostly desert. Bedouins, or nomadic herders, adapted to the conditions of the desert. They regularly traded with people from oasis towns like Mecca. Mecca is located in Western Arabia. Mecca was a thriving pilgrimage and economic center. It was a market town at the crossroads of two routes, one that linked S. Arabia to India and to Syria and Palestine on the Med. Coast, and the…
Hindu Religious Traditions
History of Religious Traditions I
Hindu Religious Traditions
Hinduism is a form of religion that was started in India dating back to 2000 B.C. “making it one of the oldest surviving religions” (Anonymous, 2009). Since its creation, Hinduism can also be found in the United States. The basic beliefs of Hinduism consist of dharma, samsara, karma, moksha and yogas, each playing a critical role in the religious practices of this religion. As in every religion,…
Is Sikhism a combination of Hinduism and Islam?
The main religious text of Sikhism 'Guru Granth Sahib' mentions Hindus and Muslims many times. Islam considers Azrael as an angel of death. All people will see him while they die. In Sikhism Azrael is also an angel of death but only sinful people will see him while dying.
This is one similarity. Another similarity is the concept of God in Sikhism is similar to Islamic concept of God. (Strict monotheism). Idolatry is also strictly forbidden in both…
The religion that really caught my interest is Islam. The reason why is because the good people of the United States are constantly bombarded with countless misrepresentations and inaccurate portrayals of Islam and about Muslims, so it made kind of look into the religion and see what their values and beliefs are. My uncle-in-law practices Islam, so I’ve asked him if he could educate me more about it. He decided to take me to the Islamic Center for PEACE. The facility serves as a community…
Speech - Hindu Extremist #13
2013 02 21
Hindu Extremist Speech
Jinnah is right about one thing - Muslims are not part of the Hindu nation, as he states in his "two-nation theory": Muslims and Hindus "represent two entirely distinct and separated civilizations" (Jinnah 47). It is true that we live on the same territory, but India has always been a Hindu Society for thousands of years. So, why should any part of India be given to a group of people who are not part of the Hindu nation? Why…
The Change in Islam
Lauren D. Williamson
Religion can be a very controversial topic to discuss amongst individuals because each person expresses or feels ethnocentric about one’s own faith. Some people believe that religion plays a very important role in their lives, creating a passageway to how their future will be shaped. In the United States, there is over 300 different religions and denominations (Wallace, 2013). Diversity amongst different…
thousand years. The Hindu tradition recognizes that there are many ways by which people may seek and experience religious understanding. The Hindu society worships one or more gods that are called Deities. The Hinduism religion is originally from the ancient Vedic tradition and other indigenous beliefs gradually created over time. The Hindu religion is a collection of religious beliefs from cultures all across India.
What makes the Hindu religion is its own diversity. The Hindu worships God in…
4. Do you believe that the media’s perception on Islam has changed due to the 2001 attacks in New York?
5. Are you socially associated with Islamic people?
The Impact of Media Representations on the Understanding of Islam and Attitudes toward Muslims
Muslims comprise only a small proportion of the Australian population. Thus, rather than knowing Islam and Muslims through direct interaction, for the majority of Australians…
Islam started when Muhammad went away and saw the angel Gabriel. Gabriel told Muhammad that he was Allah's, the Muslim god, prophet. At first people didn't believe he was the prophet of Allah, it wasn't until Muhammad dies that Islam started to truly spread. Islam also teaches that there is only one god, Muhammad calls all people to worship Allah because he is merciful and fair. On judgment day he will come and judge everyone…
University of Phoenix Material
Hindu Terms Map
What is your personal understanding of each of these terms?
After reading the text, how would you redefine each of them?
What differences did you find between the popular usage and actual definitions?
That there is consequence for every action.
Our actions and thoughts shape us into the people we become.
One difference is that with the text, it states karma has an effect on future experiences and that it shapes us into the individuals…