What is a monotheistic religion? A monotheistic religion is the belief in one god There is 3 main monotheistic religions Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Today I am going to be talking about only one of the monotheistic religions Islam and comparing it to one of the polytheistic religions Hinduism I will be talking about all the differences between Islam and Hinduism. In Islam god transcends beyond the limits of space, time and gender. Revelation god revealed his will and law to humanity through the Quran.
Mormons payers are ways of communicating with God. Comparing and contrasting the Islamic to the Mormon, both claims Prophets revealing the book are the guideline for their beliefs Qur’an and The Book of Mormon. Both claim the final prophet of God, Prophet Mohammed and Prophet Joseph Smith. Both were the long lost faith as the one true religion. Islam makes claim that Adam and Abraham were Muslims.
So the trunk of these three religions is Abraham and the descendants or branches of the trunk are his two sons Isaac and Ishmael. Both Jews and Christians believe their religion emerged from Isaac because their founders Moses and Jesus are decedents of Isaac. Muslims believe though that their roots are traced back to Abraham’s other son Ishmael. And that Muhammad their founder is a decedent of Ishmael and created Islam. How are the three major holy books of the monotheistic faiths both
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.
The Five Pillars of Islam The Five Pillars of Islam form the moral framework for the Muslim life. They are the testimony of faith, prayer, fasting during the month of Ramadan, giving to the needy, and the pilgrimage to Mecca once in a lifetime. These acts are considered pillars because they are the very foundation to which Islam is built upon. The first pillar, Shahada, is the confession that Allah is the one and only true God and that there is no other god before Allah. The Shahada also states that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and is recognized as the true and greatest prophet of Allah; it was through Muhammad that Allah conveyed the last and final revelation (Slick, 2010).
In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics. In general Christian ethics is deontological and authoritarian and what is deemed right or wrong is based on belief in God. The ethics of Christianity is based on the holy bible, which is a library of books that expresses Christian faith. As the bible was written over a long period of time and includes many different teachings and morals, there is no overall biblical morality that can be chosen therefore different denominations choose different parts of the bible to support their beliefs. For instance in Genesis it says that ‘God breathed the breath of man into Adam’s nostrils’ and from this Roman Catholics can argue that as God has given life, only he can take it away so things such as abortion, euthanasia and murder are absolute wrongs.
He was invited, with his group of followers, to the town of Medina to lead people to convert to Islam. The move in A.D. 622 marks the beginning of the Islamic era and of Islam as a force in history. Islam is the name of Arabic religion, which means submission, exacting submission to God. This submission takes form of five pillars of Islamic religion, which define and form Muslims relationship to God. Five pillars of Islam consist of five ritual duties: the first is Shahadah (the confession of faith) – there is only one God and Mohammad is the last and the greatest of his prophets.
This journey is known in the Islamic calendar as the Hirja. The Islamic calendar begins in the year 622. After the death of Muhammad in 632, Muslims came together to choose a new leader or ‘khalifa’ (caliph) to be the successor of Muhammad. The caliph was to be the symbolic head of the Muslim community throughout the world. • A religion that began with the prophet Muhammad in the 7th century • Muhammad believed he was a messenger sent by God • Muslims follow the teachings of the holy book, the Qur’an • Muslims pray in the direction of Mecca, the centre for Islamic worship • Islam spread rapidly throughout the Middle East and beyond Photograph courtesy of SacredSites.com Science and technology in Medieval Islam The
In Islam one lives their belief and a true believer must be seen to put that belief into action. A Muslim may worship in public or private. Regardless, there are five ways in which a Muslim must worship Allah. The Five Pillars of Islam support the faith of a Muslim and are essential to spiritual development. These Five Pillars are actions which a Muslim has to perform and are given via the Hadith (a major source of Islamic Law): Shahadah (declaration of faith) Salah (compulsory prayers five times a day) Zakah (annual welfare contributions) Sawm (fasting during Ramadan) Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).
The Five Pillars of Islam HUM/130 May 6, 2011 Tanya Gardner The Five Pillars of Islam The Five Pillars of Islam make up the central beliefs of the Islamic faith. These pillars help to shape Muslim society. The Islam doctrine teaches that Muslims who live according to the Five Pillars of Islam, stay within the Islam faith, and sincerely repent of their sins, will make it to paradise or jannah (Slick, 1995-2010). The Islamic religion is monotheistic, so it is not surprising that the center of the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith is the total belief that there is only one God (Shahada). The four other pillars include, fasting (Saum), prayer (Salat), and pilgrimage (Hajj), alms-giving or charity (Zakat), Shahada is a declaration that is made by followers of the Islamic faith, which says, “there is no true God except Allah,” and also says that, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.