In Islam, all individuals are created in the likeness of Allah, thus all humans are depicted to be equal (Husain, 2002). In contrast, Hinduism believes in a multifaceted concept of God, where God is categorized as monism, henotheism, monotheism or polytheism. Hindus tend to worship one God, but under different forms. With many deities, Hinduism believes the creator of the world to be Brahma, while Vishnu is regarded as the preserver of the universe. Shiva, the most highly regarded God is believed to be the destroyer.
Both inherited from Judaism a belief in one God who created the world and cares about the behaviour and beliefs of human beings. Islam and Christianity have many similarities as well as differences. “In the beginning, human being created a God Who was the First Cause of all things and Ruler of heaven and hell.” (Armstrong 1993) Islam and Christianity are both monotheistic religions meaning belief in only one God. In Islam God is the only One worthy of worship and there is no one who can take His place. Islam firstly establishes the fact that there is surely One God “Allah” and no one else is to be tolerated in His place.
The word Islam means "submission," which means reflecting the religion's central tenet of submitting to the will of God. The Islamic practices that are defined by the Five Pillars of Islam: Faith, Prayer, Fasting, Pilgrimage and Alms. The first of the Five Pillars of Islam is the Shahada. Shahada is the Muslim Page One profession of faith, expressing two of the simple, fundamental beliefs that make one a Muslim. Lailaha illa l-Lahu, Shahada, is the set statement generally recited in Arabic, professing monotheism and accepting Muhammad as God’s messenger.
Hindu-Muslim Conflict Islam and Hinduism are two religions that are being practiced for centuries throughout the world. Hinduism was originated in India, whereas, Islam originated from Saudi Arabia. The Hindu-Muslim rivalry is not an unknown topic to many and people believe that the enmity is due to religion. However, by analyzing the essay and looking at religion, politics, as well as Gandhi’s involvement between the Hindu Muslim rivalries, one can come to the conclusion that the differences in religion itself play a very small role in the conflict; where politics is what has caused the rivalry amongst them. India is the focal point of a very serious problem that still exists in the world today.
Both Christianity and Islam have a communitarian dimension: what the church is to Christianity the "umma" is to Islam. Muslims and Christians believe there is only one God / Allah. The basic testimony of Islam is called the 'shahada', the first clause of which states that "la ilaha illa Allah" -- "There is no god but God." This is certainly a statement that Christians would affirm. Many of the Muslim beliefs come from the Bible.
The Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are the three key Western Religions that emphasize monotheism, achieving peace though justice, God’s love and mercy, all trace their lineage back to Abraham. Abraham provides legitimacy for the religions and also establishes the fact that there is a singular God worshiped by all three religions (Oxtoby). Although, in theory, the Abrahamic religions are supposed to act as siblings waiting for the arrival of the parent, God, there has been much conflict among the religions due to differing interpretations of faith and key religions figures though out history. The three Abrahamic religions all originated from the same geographical area and contain interrelated scriptural elements as well as similar, yet sometimes differing, views on ideological and practical topics. There is evidence to suggest that all three Abrahamic religions have been influenced by the paganism as well as other religions, especially Zoroastrianism, that preceded them.
Buddhism vs Judaism Judaism and Buddhism both share common qualities by the way they’re set up. Jews beliefs are based on the philosophies of one god, Allah. Related to where the Jews faith comes from, Buddhist’s faith relies only in one person, the Buddha. However the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gotama, claimed to only be a human. The Buddha was never a god.
This primary recognition with religion in this part of the world can be traced back to history during the reign of Sasanian dynasty (A.D. 224-636) in Persia (now Iran), where different religious communities were ruled by their own religious leaders. Religion is central to all aspects of the human life here, and their mere thoughts, actions and decisions, all are governed by their religious beliefs. Politics The western concept of separation of “church and state” holds no ground in the Middle Eastern lands; religion is deeply embedded into
In Christian Europe there was a fuedelism government which means that the king is on top and then the other officials underneath him. In the Arabian Lands their government was based more upon caliphs and religious leaders. The factor that their governments have in common., although seemingly there are none, is that both of their governments are based on religion. During the time period 400-1200 religion influenced everything including government. Religious beliefs during the 400’s till the 1200’s in different regions were extremely different, but some of the views when looked into come from the same belief.
As well as having influences from many different groups, Hinduism has also influenced other groups, namely the religions Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Hinduism has been said to be not just a religion, but a way of life and it encompasses many different Indian traditions. Hindu’s are monotheists; this means that they believe in one God (Who they call ‘Brahman’), which is not all that different from many other current religions. However, in Hinduism, this God has many names and forms (Causing the common misconception that they are polytheists). Hindus say their God has an infinite amount of names and forms but which are all part of the same one God.