(Sura 6:71, The Holy Qur'an) The core theology and beliefs of Islam inspires Muslims with a sense of meaning and direction in their lives. Paramount to Islamic beliefs are the Aqida ul-Islam or the Articles of Faith - the fundamental principles which direct, thus add meaning to an Islamic life, by dictating what Allah wills of His adherents. The first Article, the belief in Tahwid, the recognition of a singular being, installs meaning and purpose as Muslims live their lives in submission to their divine creator and His will for humans (Muslims). Tahwid outlines that there is only God, who establishes direction and meaning into a Muslim's life. (Sultan, 2004 pg.
Islam: A monotheistic religion characterized by the adoption of principles of submission to God; and believing in Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as the last messenger of God. Accordingly, my role in this life is to worship Allah (SWT). In Islam, people should express verbally and believe in the heart that there is no God but Allah (Tawheed), as well as to practice Islam as much as Muslims might be able. In the Quran, Allah (SWT) says, "And I have neither created the Jinn nor humans except to worship Me." Az Zâriyât (51:56).
The Hajj serves as a place for sin forgiveness, religious devotion, and it is spiritual fulfilling. It is one of the most emotional moments a Muslim will experience in their lifetime. While Islam has the five pillars, Hinduism has the four paths of Yoga. These four yogas include Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, and Raja Yoga. These four yogas are different paths to the ultimate goal of realizing one’s true self.
In this regard, one can reflect on the purpose of prayers and why would anyone pray. Prayers can be definitely described as deontological, an obligation as prescribed by God. It can be described pastoral and shepherding where one follows the footsteps of the Prophet who encouraged the community to establish worship the way he is teaching. Prayers can be described as a mystic act to achieve unity with God, or done in devotion to God seeking to serve and please Him. Hence, the crafting of a practical Islamic theology can be obligatory, permissible, or prohibited depending on what it is intended to achieve.
Islam, also a monotheistic religion, has a book similar to that of the Holy Bible. It is called the Quran. To Muslims, the Quran contains the sacred text as spoken to Muhammad from god. The Quran not only teaches about God, but about how to lead a good, faithful, and life.
They believe that in order for an individual to gain paradise after death, he or she should submit to the will of God. Also, the moral code of the Christian religion is the correct belief of having faith. Christian religion believes that they should always do good things to avoid bad things in order for them to emulate Jesus Christ. On the other hand, Islam religion has a different goal of life. They believed all Muslims should be faithful and sincere to their God (Allah).
And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.”- Malachi 3:1. Hasidic Jews uphold a predominant belief that the Messiah is an individual and the nearness of the Messiah’s coming relies on the actions that Jewish adherents are expected to practice. The Messiah is believed to fulfill the purpose of God's work of salvation and to deliver the world from evil. Thus, this belief has a profound impact on Jewish adherents as they are obligat... ... middle of paper ... ...st half of the stimulus, it is evident that the Shabbat opens up various discussions of the correct way of performing the celebration. Hasidic Jews interpret this event strictly as a time for self-segregation, whereas Reform Jews largely emphasize the importance of carrying out the required Mitzvot.
They define a state which is beyond the ordinary which can only be characterized by achieving a particular spiritual state. It is notable that Moksha is a common belief in the Hindu religion and it describes a state where one’s soul connects with god’s soul. On the other hand, it can be noted that Nirvana can be obtained by individuals who detached themselves from sin. However, it is clear that both require an individual to remain steadfast in their pursuit for spiritual liberation while abandoning the earthly life and desires. Reincarnation is a consequence of life that moksha and nirvana believers wish to avoid in order to overcome the suffering in the death and rebirth cycle, samsara.
The word Islam is derived from the Arabic root "Salema": peace, purity, submission and obedience. In the religious logic, Islam means submission to the will of God and accordance to His word (Barghout, n.d.). The meaning of the name Islam is important to the community of Muslim people. “Islam” as it has many ties with words that mean “peace”. The word is sometimes misunderstood and thought to indicate being imprisoned to Allah.
You alone we worship, and to You alone we turn for help. Guide us to the straight path, The path of those whom You have favored, Not of those who have incurred Your wrath, Nor of those who have gone astray. (1) This passage is a perfect example of how their must be an enormous amount of love, honor and respect for their god, Allah. God is asked to steer our lives in the right direction if we stray off the path. This, in a nutshell, sums up the main idea of being a Muslim.