Islam And The Middle Eastern Countries Essay

1644 Words Nov 17th, 2015 null Page
Have you ever wondered what kind of rituals each religion practices? . Islam has become the second largest and most influential religion around the world, after Christianity it represents twenty-three percent of the total world population, which are about one point six billion people in total. Interestingly most of the people always relate Muslims to the Middle Eastern countries, but the truth is that the great majority of the Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. In Islam, Muslims are divided into two branches, one of them is the Sunni Islam and the other one is Shia Islam. The separation happened after the death of the prophet Mohammed. This segregation led to a dispute over who should take the leadership of the religion. Only a small percentage of the Muslims follow the Shia Islam. On the other hand, Christianity is the most followed religion in the world with more than 2 billion followers. This religion developed after Judaism and it is based on the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of God. Those who follow the religion are called Christians. Christianity evolved into many branches such as Orthodoxy with many sub-branches, Protestantism and Roman Catholicism being the most followed branch nowadays. Roman Catholicism developed after the Roman 's occupied Jerusalem in the early 30 's of the Common Era. The members met in a group of churches lead by bishops, and after the Jesus Christ resurrection these bishops spread…

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