The Hindu And Muslim Religions



Are bugs our relatives? How many wives can I marry? In the western society these questions may seem a little odd. Living in the western culture, our lives, beliefs, and religious laws are different than those of other regions. In all reality, there are many religions that one may or may not be knowledgeable about. Two major religions in the world are Hinduism and Islam. Through different avenues, Hindus and Islam followers can be compared and contrasted in three different ways: life-styles, beliefs, and customs.
The history of Hinduism consists of how it began, its population, and its establishments over the years. First, its history can be revealed by how Hinduism began. Dean ...

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the rituals correctly. During this time, the Vedas were written to give the priests instructions as how to perform the rituals (Halverson 87-88). Dean C. Halverson quotes:
According to Hindu tradition, Ishvarn became known to humanity
through Trimurti (literally, “three manifestations”) of Brohman.
Those manifestations include Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the
Preserver), and Siva (the Destroyer). Each of the three deities
has at least one devi, or divine spouse... Ishvara became
personified even further through the ten mythical incarnations
of Vishnu, called avatars. The forms of these incarnations
include that of animals (for example, a fish, tortoise, and
boar) and of persons (for example, Rama, Krishna, Buddha)...
Beyond the principle deities of the Trimrti and the avatars,
it is estimated that there are 330 million other gods in
Hinduism...Even after the Upanisheds were written, the Hindu
concept of God continued to develop. It developed in the ...

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contains over one million Hindus (87). Lastly, in a recent article called “How to Become a Hindu: Historical Background”, written by the Himalayan Academy, one sees the history of Hinduism by its establishments. The first Hindu Church of America was established in the West by Saiva Siddhanta Church. It’s been around for forty years (1). “How to Become a Hindu: Historical Background” also states:

Having received his own namakarana samskara from his Sat Guru,
Siva Yogaswami, in Sri Lanka in 1947, and having taught the
principles of saivite Hinduism in America for some thirty
years, Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (church founder)
realized that the time was ripe in 1977 to ...

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