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.
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…
of India. There are a total of 900 million Hindus worldwide, making Hinduism the third largest religion (after Christianity and Islam).
The term "Hinduism" includes numerous traditions, which are closely related and share common themes but do not constitute a unified set of beliefs or practices.
Hinduism is thought to have gotten its name from the Persian word hindu, meaning "river," used by outsiders to describe the people of the Indus River Valley. Hindus themselves refer to their religion…
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…
Ethnic, religious and linguistic groups
Hinduism is the core religion – there are other faiths such Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism.
Each area has a separate religion and language:
The southern peoples speak languages of the Dravidian family and Buddhism is the predominant faith.
The northerners speak languages of the Indo-European family – they are lighter skinned and Islam is the majority faith.
In the Himalayan provinces, a variation of Buddhism is prominent faith and the people speak…
Muhammad started his early life in Islam, the deserts and trade centers there helped to shape his way of living. Islam, which is in Arabian Peninsula, part of southwest Asia has mostly desert area, but through irrigation and oases, a fertile area in a desert, farming is possible. The Bedouins, nomadic herders, crossed the desert in search of seasonal pasturelands on camels. Some of these Arabs settled in oasis towns, one of which was a town called Mecca. Mecca was a very popular market due to…
mouth for the ferryman. Where the soul ends up depends on their level of faith in Allah or deeds if they had not practiced Islam for very long. Afghans who practice Islam believe that life is a test to determine worthiness of whether or not they go to heaven or hell.
Another culture with myth of how you do in this life, determines your position in the afterlife is Hindu. Hindu myths, like the Greeks and Egyptians have a cyclic view on life and death. The end of the cycle is where the souls stay…
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…
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…
eternal life – John 3:16.
Islam is a monotheistic religious tradition that developed in the Middle East in the 7th century C.E. Islam, which literally means surrender, was founded on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad as an expression of surrender to the will of Allah, the creator and sustainer of the world. The Qur'an, the sacred text of Islam, contains the teachings of the Prophet that were revealed to him from Allah. Essential to Islam is the belief that Allah is the one and true…
In this report I will be writing about the similarities and differences of Hinduism and Muslims. Hinduism and Islam are the third and second most popular religions in the world.
The 3 main differences:
- Muslims believe in ONE God, but Hindus worship many gods and goddesses.
- In Islam, all humans are created equal but Hinduism has a caste system, with four major castes.
- Hindus believe that your body and soul comes back after your death and you re-live, Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment…