Religions of the World
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This paper briefly discusses historical aspects of Christianity, Islam and Judaism and some of the basic beliefs held by each religion. The paper notes that while Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or any other religion, all share some common characteristics, it is their differences that truly set them apart. The paper also examines how women are viewed by each religion and how the religions view each other.
From the Paper:"The word "Islam" means "submission" to God and the peace, purity, acceptance, and commitment that such submission will bring. Allah, or God, is the focus of Islam and the sole authority. The core beliefs and practices of Islam can be summarized in the Five Pillars and Jihad. The first pillar is the believing and professing the unity of God and the messengership of Muhammad. The second pillar is the performing of a continual round of prayers. The third pillar is zakat, or spiritual tithing and almsgiving. The fourth pillar is fasting. The fifth pillar is hajj, or the pilgrimage to Mecca. Jihad means striving. The greater Jihad is the struggle against the lower self. The lesser Jihad is striving to protect the faith from evil forces."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Fisher, Mary Pat. (2008). Living Religions. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.
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