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Islam. Origins Islam means submission to Allah (God).


Islam was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad who lived from 570 CE to 632 CE in Mecca in modern-day Saudi Arabia. Muhammad was called to prophethood when God dictated the Qur'an to him through the archangel Gabriel. Basics of Buddhism. The Four Noble Truths The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of Buddha's teachings, though they leave much left unexplained.

Basics of Buddhism

The five major world religions - John Bellaimey. Religions - Christianity: Jesus. 5 Major World Religions - See What These Different Religions Believe about God. Major religious groups. The world's principal religions and spiritual traditions may be classified into a small number of major groups, although this is by no means a uniform practice.

Major religious groups

This theory began in the 18th century with the goal of recognizing the relative levels of civility in societies.[1] World map color-coded to denote major religion affiliations (as of 2011[update]) History of religious categories. Internet History Sourcebooks Project. The History of the Sephardic Communities The New World Diaspora General 19th Century WEB Walnut Street 19th Century Jewish-American history, poetry and fiction, polemics and philosophy.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Has an online library of 19th century Jewish books. WEB Jews in the Civil War Contains an impressive collection of original texts from both Union and Confederate sides. HISTORY OF JUDAISM. Judaism 101. Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.

Judaism 101

My goal is to make freely available a wide variety of basic, general information about Judaism, written from a traditional perspective in plain English. This web site has grown continually for more than 10 years and continues to be updated periodically. Judaism. Judaism. Religion: Religions. Religion: Christianity. Quran - Holy Book of Islam. Islam Guide: A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, Muslims, & the Quran. Human Nature and the Purpose of Existence. Religion: Islam. Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art. The Sacred Texts of Buddhism. The Buddhist Centre. – BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. Worship BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the worship of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the millennia-old practice of the Hindu faith.

– BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London

Its cycle of daily ceremonies, weekly assemblies and year-round festivals make it a place of vibrant and joyous devotion, learning and celebration for the whole community. Arti & Abhishek Timings Arti Timings Mangala: 6.00am Shangar: 7.30am Rajbhog: 11.45am Sandhya: 7.00pm Shayan: 8.30pm Abhishek Timings 9.30am to 12 noon 4.00pm to 5.30pm Please note that the Mandir is open to visitors from 9.00am to 6.00pm only. Murti Darshan Timings The Mandir and Haveli are open to the public from 9.00am to 6.00pm throughout the year, including Bank Holidays. Murti Darshan Open 9.00am - 11.00am. Buddhist Monk. The Hindu Universe - Hindu Resource Center. Guide for Educators. BBC - My Faith: Hinduism. My journey to finally becoming a Yogi or monk in the 'Sanatana Dharma' (Hindu) tradition, commenced late in 1968, when I started attending classes in Buddhist meditation and philosophy in London.

BBC - My Faith: Hinduism

I went on to train with various teachers in the Buddhist tradition, spending a short time as a samanera or novice monk in the Thai Buddhist tradition, and finally, in 1983, ordaining as a monk in the Zen tradition. All through my practice and training, there had always been something missing, although I couldn't put my finger on it. Religious pluralism. Religious pluralism is an attitude or policy regarding the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society.

Religious pluralism

It can indicate one or more of the following: As the name of the worldview according to which one's religion is not the sole and exclusive source of truth, and thus the acknowledgement that at least some truths and true values exist in other religions.As acceptance of the concept that two or more religions with mutually exclusive truth claims are equally valid.

This may be considered a form of either toleration (a concept that arose as a result of the European wars of religion) or moral relativism.The understanding that the exclusive claims of different religions turn out, upon closer examination, to be variations of universal truths that have been taught since time immemorial. Definition and scope[edit] Religious pluralism, to paraphrase the title of a recent academic work, goes beyond mere toleration. History[edit] Bahá'í Faith[edit] Buddhism[edit] Christianity[edit] Who are Sikhs? What is Sikhism? The Sikh community invites all people to join them in bringing about mutual understanding and deep respect for all people.

Who are Sikhs? What is Sikhism?

Since Sept. 11th, Sikhs, like other Americans, have been grappling with grief and fear. But their fear is not only about another assault from outside. Many Sikhs have become victims of hate crimes because of their appearance. Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh American (Balbir Singh Sodhi), was killed on Sept.15 as a result of mistaken identity. Across America, the only people who wear turbans are followers of the Sikh religion. Although Sikhism encourages self-defense, it pointedly teaches not to seek revenge or retribution, and teaches observers to be free of hatred. Religion: Sikhism.