Hadith Vs Islam Research Paper

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Each religion comes with its own set of rules shaped by the founder and the time it was created. Muhammad was set to be the last prophet that came from God, he created the religion Islam. However, the Hadith did not come until many years later after his death. The Hadith were messages that Muhammad had supposedly said and were used as rules to help shape the way that his followers were supposed to live. Not as powerful as the Koran the Hadith still is important to those practicing Islam. The Hadith is stricter about the way followers are supposed to live when compared to the Bhagavad Gita. Also used to help provide a set rules to help followers live the Bhagavad Gita takes on a different approach. By looking at the differences between …show more content…
For a Hadith to be considered valid it has to be traced back to Muhammad or someone who knew him (Schue, Lecture 11/02/2016). If proven valid they are written down since they are considered to be messages from Allah. With these messages becomes a new set of responsibilities since a follower now has to make sure their heart is in the right place. Even if they do their duty right they can still be punished for example a Martyr “[ The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say I fought for You until I died a Martyr. He will say: You have lied- you did but fight that it might be said {of you]: He is courageous. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his own face until he is cast into Hell-fire (Hadith 6). Even though the Martyr did he duty because his intentions were not pure he was still punished. According to the message Allah has to deem that the intent it pure on top of the duty that person has chooses to complete (Schue, Lecture 11/02/2016). While the Bhagavad Gita does not focus on the intentions of the followers nor do the followers. The Bhagavad Gita is based on the Hindu caste system so it can be assumed that no matter what a follower does in this lifetime they will be in the same caste next lifetime. With the Bhagavad Gita followers are given many chances to do their …show more content…
Most societies at some point in time create or adopt a religion to help bring everyone together. The Bhagavad Gita supports the caste system which helps to stabilize society in India. According to Hindus the caste system is a person’s station in society based on karma they received in their previous life (Schue, Lecture 10/24/2016). The caste system is used to put people in certain social standings that they will stay in for the rest of their life. The Hadith which comes from Islam does not mention anything about a caste system, it does not put its followers into distinct social categories. Islam shaped society because it helped to bring people together and an alternative choice to Judaism and Christianity. It also helped to bring a unique identity to the people of the Middle East. Like Hinduism it gave society a set of rules they needed to live by to live a prosperous life that would please the higher

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