Explain how sawm shows devotion to Allah. 
Sawm is the fourth pillar of Islam and is an important act of ibadah. The word "Ramadan" comes from the Arabic root word for "parched thirst" and "sun-baked ground." It is expressive of the hunger and thirst felt by those who spend the month in fasting. As opposed to other holidays, when people often indulge, Ramadan is by nature a time of sacrifice.The month of Ramadan is sacred because the first revelation of the Qur'an is said to have occurred during this month. By tradition the month starts with the sighting of the new moon by at least two Muslims. For the entire month, Muslims must fast from daybreak to sunset by refraining from eating, drinking, and sexual intercourse. It is an apparent sign of devotion as it shows obedience, submission and servitude to God, the Exalted. By fasting, a Muslim expresses his submission to Allah's command, his response to His will, and control over his own desires and wishes at the God's command. In the holy month of Ramadan, a Muslim's abstaining from food, drink, sexual intercourse, during the prescribed hours is the very manifestation of devotion to the Creator's will. This self-deprivation represents a state of self-control and of overcoming pleasure, desire, and enjoyment, for the blissful love of God. It is a triumph of pure love over one's pleasures for the eternal ones promised by God, the Almighty. This response to the Divine commandments represents and incarnates true devotion and is a brilliant display of spirit, intellect and decisive willpower. This purification allows them to prove their devotion to Allah by demonstrating they will honor the fast whether they are alone or with others, because it is His wish that they do so. Through fasting the Muslims are able to share in their unity with each other and their community, and display their gratitude to God for being given the words of the Qur'an. Through increased devotion, Muslims feel closer to their Creator, and...
...Explain how the Bible showsgod as a creator
In the bible God is described as the creator of everything. This is accepted without being questioned rather than being a matter of discussion. The nature of God as creator is most clearly seen in passages from genesis and Psalms. God is described as the creator meaning he designed and produced everything. According to Christian tradition, God caused the Universe to exist, he is responsible for the Universe coming into existence and existing at every moment. God is also responsible for everything that will ever exist in the Universe.
To understand why exactly God is considered as the creator of everything it is helpful to look at the concepts of good being omnipotence, omnipresent and omniscience.
Omnipotence literally means that God is all powerful. No one is and will ever be more powerful than he is. Within this lies the idea that nothing logically possible is beyond the power of God. Even though miracles happened in the Bible it does not mean that God can make the impossible happen like square circles. But it simply says that God is responsible for the way the universe works. Omnipresent is very easy to understand, it simply means that God is everywhere, and by implication in every moment. Finally, omniscience is the idea that...
...There are many accounts in the Bible that state God as the creator. Genesis 1 and 2 are both creation stories but slightly differ in their accounts; Genesis 1 is a day by day account of all the things God created in not so much detail whereas Genesis 2 explains the creation story in a way that focuses more on the creation of man and woman than just the lands. Having two accounts of the creation story means that it is easier to come up with your own conclusion as to how the earth was created.
The first line of Genesis 1 is “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”
There is no explanation as to where God came from or why He is there, He just exists and creates the heavens and the earth. This alone is showing God as the creator.
Genesis then carries on to state all the things God created all with no scientific or physical proof or evidence as to why and howGod is doing so.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”
This quote is from line 27 and is on the 6th day.
The repetition of the word ‘created’ is enforcing to the reader that God is the creator of everything and this is done so that there is no doubt in the readers mind whether God is the creator or not. God creating man and woman in his...
...A POPULAR DEVOTION TO STO.NIÑO
o HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
On April 28, 1565, Juan Camus, a sailor in the fleet of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, found in a modest house of the then village of Cebu the image of the Santo Niño, which at the time all agreed had been brought from Europe. Deeply impressed by this finding and aware of its significance, Legaspi ordered an official inquiry conducted; the document drawn on May 16 of the same year and still extant in the archives of the Santo Nino Convent of Cebu, tells us from the testimony of eyewitnesses that the Image was found inside a small pine box, preserved in almost perfect condition; it had on a little shirt and cap; two of its right hand's fingers were raised in a gesture of blessing, while the left hand held a globe symbolizing the world.
In a solemn procession the image was carried to the provisional Church the Agustinian Fathers were using at the time; later, another Church was built on the exact location where the image has been found; this is the site of the Santo Niño Church where the Agustinians have cared for the image and the Filipino people have venerated it through the centuries.
An earlier authenticated entry in the journal of Pigafetta, clerk in the Magellan expedition, explains the original of Santo Niño; on the day Queen Juana was baptized by Father Pedro Valderrama, chaplain on that expedition, Pigafetta himself presented her with the Image.
During the last World War, a bomb...
...Devotion to the
Suliano, Ma. Ayeesha Jenine S. BSIT-1
Mr. Sergio Sarza
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DEVOTION, what does devotion really means? As what people used to say, devotion is a gift of oneself, or one’s activities to God. It is a willingness and desire to dedicate oneself to serve God; either in terms of prayers or in terms of a set of pious acts such as the adoration of God or the veneration of the saints or the Virgin Mary.
Centuries have passed and there are already a lot of examples of devotions that the people are doing or practicing. Some common examples of Catholic devotions include the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Face of Jesus, the various scapulars, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seven Sorrows of Mary, Novenas to various saints, pilgrimages and devotions to the Blessed Sacrament, and the veneration of saintly images, etc.
Devotion to saints, with the Virgin Mary as the most prominent example, is a key characteristic of Roman Catholicism. Catholic devotions have various forms, ranging from formalized, multi-day prayers such as Novenas to activities which do not involve any prayers, such as Eucharistic adoration outside Mass, the wearing of...
...How to Show Empathy: 7 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
How to Show Empathy
You are talking to someone, and suddenly he/she tells you something emotional,
such as "I just lost my job." How do you respond? Respond with empathy, and you
will greatly improve your relationship with the other person. But respond as if you do
not really care, you could ruin the relationship. Empathy, literally "in feeling", is
the capability to appreciate, understand, and accept another person's
emotions. Showing empathy genuinely is one of the most important interpersonal
skills that anyone must master.
Listen attentively to what the other person is saying. This will allow you to absorb
what they say and be able to respond appropriately. Eliminate distractions: put
down the book you're reading, turn off the TV, etc. Focus all your attention to what the
other person says. Pay attention not only to the words spoken, but also to the way these
words are communicated (tone, inﬂection, mannerism, etc).
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How to Show Empathy: 7 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
Let your body language convey empathy. Maintain close (but not too close)
...God divinity of the three great monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as many other world religions. See also religion and articles on individual religions.
Names for God
In the Old Testament various names for God are used. YHWH is the most celebrated of these; the Hebrews considered the name ineffable and, in reading, substituted the name Adonai [my Lord]. The ineffable name, or tetragrammaton [Gr.,=four-letter form], is of unknown origin; the reconstruction Jehovah was based on a mistake, and the form Yahweh is not now regarded as reliable. The name Jah occurring in names such as Elijah is a form of YHWH. The most common name for God in the Old Testament is Elohim, a plural form, but used as a singular when speaking of God. The name El, not connected with Elohim, is also used, especially in proper names, e.g., Elijah. The name Shaddai, used with other words and in names (e.g., Zurishaddai ), appears rarely. Of these names only Adonai has a satisfactory etymology. It is generally not possible to tell from English translations of the Bible what was the exact form of the name of God in the original. In Islam, the name of God is Allah .
Conceptions of God
The general conception of God may be said to be that of an infinite being (often a personality but not necessarily anthropomorphic) who is supremely good, who...
...implies character as opposed to its Latin counterpart referring to social customs. Ethike is descended from ethikos which, in turn from ethos which means character or nature. Ethos is the fundamental and distinctive characteristic of a group within its social context or period of time, typically expressed in its attitudes, habits or beliefs. Thus the ethical nature of the gods can be explored in two ways, from an Ancient Greek perspective, and from a modern perspective.
<br>However, this exploration from two perspectives violates the term ethical as it should be "a universal system of moral principles and values " applicable through actions perpetrated by humans. However, absolute standards are unobtainable and conditional upon the society and time in which they are conceived. Another definition suggests that to be ethical is "to conform to accepted standards consistent with the agreed principles of correct moral conduct". Conversely, until Aristotle, there were no "agreed principles for moral conduct" thus the term ethical cannot be used within the context of Homers society. We can, however examine the role the gods have to play in the Iliad and examine the relationship between the immortal and mortal to ascertain an "ethical" framework of the poem.
<br>Where does our ethical view come from? If it is within us, as part of our "soul" our precondition of being human then it should be universal regardless of the elapsing centuries and...
woman always glitters with the rays of her partner
woman has holy spirits
woman has basic institution in her lap
woman is a full of joy
woman is head of kisses
woman is lovely thing
woman is symbol of modesty
nails increase the beauty of woman
woman is an pretty ornament
woman is princess
woman is queen
woman is rare gift
woman is a main source of survival the human being
woman has true spirits of love
woman is an peaceful umbrella
woman is valley of love
woman is wafer
woman has sweet kisses
woman is your jewellary
woman has great zeal
When God created woman, He was working late on the 6th day.
An angel came by and said: “Why spend so much time on that one?”
And the Lord answered “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her? She must be washable, but not made of plastic, have more than 200 moving parts which all must be replaceable and she must function on all kinds of food, she must be able to embrace several kids at the same time, give a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart and she must do all this with only two hands”.
The angel was impressed. “Just two hands….impossible!” And this is the standard model?
“Too much work for one day….wait until tomorrow and then complete her”.
“I will not”, said the Lord....