Monday, May 20, 2019
Comparing Islamic Religion
To compargon the Muslim religion, sensation has to first define Islam. The word Islam means surrender or sub perpetration to the go out of all(a)ah, the one God(Webster). The word Islam conveys much meaning, especi on the wholey those of submission and peace. It is with the total submission to the will of God, to a fault known as Allah, that one achieves peace with oneself, peace with the Creator, as swell up as peace with all creations. Muslims are believers who have submitted themselves to the will of God. The basic creed of Islam is the shahada.Shahada is the profession of faith I testify that in that respect is no deity save God and that Muhammad is the messenger of God(Schimmel 34). I study Buddhism. Buddhism is the name attributed to an obscure system of beliefs developed around the teachings of a single man known as the Buddha. Buddha is the title condition to the Indian philosopher Gautama circa 2,500 years ago. Buddhism is a Western word. The religion is known in the E ast as the Buddha-Dharma, or the teachings of the Buddha(Maitreya 1). Buddhists share similar beliefs about the nature of the world and how to behave within it based on the teachings of the Buddha.Islam comes from the communicate of Muhammad. Buddhism is based on the Buddhas personal experience of enlightenment. Thus, Muhammad is a divinely inspired teacher who preached the speech of Gods will, whereas the Buddha shared his understanding of the delegacy to attain enlightenment. Neither religion worships the tellers of the truth i. e. Muhammad and the Buddha. Instead, some(prenominal) religions recognize and appreciate the magnificent contribution both men have made as well as utilize the doctrines that summarize their school of thought-the Koran and the quatern Noble Truths.The foundation of Islam is the Koran which is, for the devotional Muslim, not the word of a prophet but the unadulterated word of God, which has become audible through Muhammad, the pure vessel, in clear Ar abic language(Schimmel 29). The main emphasis of the Koran is the oneness of Allah. All of humanity is regarded as subject to the will and power of Allah. It is He who has created mankind, and will one-day judge his creation. The faithful are called upon to believe in Allah and to listen to His Prophet and will be saved on Judgement Day. The Four Noble Truths are the briefest synthesis of the entire teachings of Buddhism (Maitreya 3).The first truth is that all life is unpleasant suffering, pain, and misery. The chip truth is that this suffering is caused by narcissistic craving and passionate personal desire. The third truth is that this selfish craving can be overcome. The fourth truth is that the way to overcome the misery of life is by following the Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path promotes sight and wisdom that will allow for inner peace, and in the end enlightenment. The Korans principal assertion is that there is one Godthe creator and sustainer of the universe. This God , Allah, is benevolent and vindicatory.Because He is compassionate, He calls all heap to believe in Him and worship Him(Ali 6). Buddhism does not teach of gods. Instead, Buddhism teaches the way of life that Buddha comprehended-the Eightfold Path. The Koran declares that all of humanity is subject to the will and power of Allah. It is a unsounded Islamic belief that we were created to serve (worship) Allah(Ali 2). Islam religion regards mankind as the crown of creation, entrusted by God with focusing of the whole-created order. Humans can be weak and are susceptible to disbelief in God and to noncompliance to His will.Humanitys weakness is pride. Humans do not realize their limitations and believe they are self-sufficient. It is the nation who are deluded by Satan that continued to disbelieve in Allah. Similarly, the Four Noble Truths proclaim that people make a mistake of being excessively egotistical. Analogously, Buddhism confirms that people error by identifying too power fully with personal existence in any one life. Unlike Muslims, who consider themselves committed to a mission by their belief in Allah, Buddhist aspires to escape from the sufferings of life.These two goals of life are vastly different. Muslims will always see themselves reflected in the eyes of God whereas Buddhists will never see a God, scarce their life as a cycle of rebirths until the release called Nirvana. The Islamic religion is an extensive, multidimensional, and complex topic just as Buddhism is. I acknowledge that I am neither an expert of the religion nor a unearthly scholar, yet. I am solely making a brief comparison between Islam with my own personal convictions and understandings of Buddhism.