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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Major religions of the world

There are twelve classic religions those religion most often included in history of world religion surveys and studied in world religions classes: Baha'i ,Buddhism ,Christianity, Confucianism,Hinduism,Islam,Judaism,Shinto,Sikhism,Taoism and Zoroastrianism.Here are overviews of the nine largest of these classical regions..!!

Islam means"surrender to the will of Allah",the all powerful who determines humanity's fate.Good deeds will be rewarded at the Last Judgement in paradise,and evil deeds will be punished in hell.

                                     Hazrat Muhammad was born in A.D 570 at Makkah and belonged to the Quraysh  tribe.He is the last prophet of almighty Allah.Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) successors.It is the principle religion of the Middle east,Asia and northern half of Africa.!!

Countries with the largest Muslim Population:-
1- Indonesia                             213 Million
2-India                                     174 Million
3-Pakistan                                160 Million
4-Bangladesh                            129 Million
5-Egypt                                     70.53 Million
6-Turkey                                   68.95 Million
7-Iran                                        67.33 Million
8-Nigeria                                   64.38 Million
9-Ethiopia                                  37.53 Million
10-Morocco                              32.30 Million

Christianity is the monotheistic religion founded by the followers of Hazrat.Essa (AS)

Judaism is the oldest of the monotheistic faiths.It affirms the existence of one God;the followers of Hazrat Mousa (AS) are called Jeuse.

Hinduism is the major religion of India,practised by more than 80% of the population.In contrast to other religions,it has no founder.Considered the oldest religion of the World,it dates back,perhaps to prehistoric times..

Buddhism was founded in the fourth or fifth century B.C in northern India by a man known traditionally as Siddhartha (meaning"he who has reached the goal")Gautama the son of warrior prince.Some scholars believed that he lived from 563 to 483 B.C".though his exact life Spain is uncertain..

A major religion of India.Sikhism emerged in Punjab under the guidance of Guru Nanak (1469-1539?).This religion had been influenced by the Hindu bhatki movement.

Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu) was born in the state of Lu (northern China),lived from 551 to 479 B.C.He was a brilliant teacher,viewing education not merely as the accumulation of knowledge but as a means of self-transformation.!!

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