The Major Religions Of Judaism Essay

1441 Words Nov 8th, 2016 6 Pages
The major religions of Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam developed practices and beliefs that have been passed down and carried on throughout thousands of years. Working and evolving together, these religions have developed our world into a more varying and divergent place. Many of these religions have much in common, but several do not, and because of that, people can choose a religion that best fits who they are or who they want to be.
Born the son of a respected family, Mohammad, the founder of Islam, liked to take journeys into the mountains to meditate. One day during his meditations, the archangel Gabriel, per popular Islamic belief, came unto him and told him to write down all the confessions the archangel spoke of. The confessions that were written down are now in the Koran, the Holy Book of the Muslims. Announcing the revelations to everyone he could, Mohammad soon found disciples, and the disciples eventually turned into a military group and took over Mecca, which Mohammad declared a Holy City and is now the spiritual center of Islam.
Islam stands for subjection, or suppression, as in the Muslim believer is subject to Allah. The commandments, or Five Pillars of Faith, for Islam are confession to the one and only God (Allah), prayer five times a day towards Mecca, giving offerings, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and one pilgrimage to Mecca during their lifetime.
Hinduism, the oldest of the major religions, is a collection of religious…

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