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Compare and Contrast Major World Religions

First PBL for Mr. Eubanks.

Beatriz Gonzalez

on 19 December 2012

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World Religion by: Beatriz Gonzalez, Emely Martinez, Myrka Moreno, & Moises Vargas India Saudi Arabia The Origins & Tenets: Emely's paaaaaaaaaaaart :3 Started in the 7th century C.E.
Founded by Muhammad
- Origin: Nepal, India
- In a cave he was visited by an angel then he spread his teachings
Most of which are in The Quaran
5 Pillars
-1: Faith; 2: Prayer; 3: Charity; 4: Fasting; 5: Mecca
Jannah is gained
All aspects of the Muslim life oriented to serving Allah Religion Origins and Tenets Founded 2500 years ago by Siddhartha Gautama (Budda)
Origin: Mecca , Saudi Arabia
Set out to find an antidote and turned to a life of meditation
While deep in meditation he experienced "Nirvana"
Believed he found the answers and wanted to share his teachings
Don't have a personal god or deity
Pali, Tipitika and Vajirayana Canons
Not just a religion
4 Noble Truths
1: Everyone suffers, 2: Suffering= desire, 3: end of desire= end of suffering Islam: Buddhism We chose Islam and Buddhism. This is where they are located. What makes a world religion? It has a powerful appeal and influence on many people over time. The world religions have shaped and have been shaped by every culture. To study the major world religions is to study the history and culture of the human race. What type or religion is Islam? What makes a universal religion? A universal religion does not change it's
basic character. Similarities & Differences between Judism & Buddhism Muslims Similarities Buddhism Not monolithic
After Muhammad's vision he recorded it & it became the Koran
They worship Allah
They have the Five Pillars of Islam (for guidance in shaping their religious practice)
They have six basic Articles of Faith (which of example the first one is: "There is no God but Allah.
They started in the 7th century
Islam (meaning): "Islam is an Arabic word for "Submission or "Surrender" which means submitting your will to God."
When you're in your grave an angel will come and ask you some questions about you're religion and prophet. Muslims will enter heaven and non-muslims will enter hell since they are going to answer the questions wrong.
Goal: "Submission to God"
Population: "There are around 1.6 to 1.7 billion Muslims in the world. Islam is the second-largest faith of the planet and the fastest growing." Spread over many countries
Their humanity
They both believe that the reason things happen is because of what you do; Buddhism: Karma & Muslims: Consequences.
They don't believe in class systems
Neither take part in idol-worshiping Buddha was the "Enlightened One".
It began about 2,500 years ago.
They focus on the Four Noble Truths which they can free themselves from suffering with.
"[They] do not believe that this world is created & ruled by a God".
Not atheistic
They have different "Buddhas" for different things, for example: Medicine Buddha, the Laughing Buddha, and the Green & White Tara's.
In Buddhism their purpose in life is to end suffering.
Goal: "To gain enlightenment and nirvana." Major World Religion: Distinctions is that they have a lot of people and participate or belief The religion usually remains where it originated from or remains at the place of plastic. It does not branch out to various parts of the world. It has made major impact to others, for example Jews and Hindues. They traditionally do not convert people outside of their race. Universal Religion: Distinctions are that the religion can be applied in most or all common purposes or situations. Does not go compromise or changing basic character, for example: Christians follow the Ten Commandments with no exception and have missionaries going all other the world spread their word and gospel. As well as converting others to religion an ways of life. Works cited: "What Is Islam?" What Is Islam? Probe Ministries, 1994. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. <http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/islam.html>.
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islam_01.htm>. Buddhism (definition): Follower of Buddha.
Numerous reincarnations; may be punished in certain hells; ultimate Nirvana.
Population: 400-500 Million
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