Religion and Its Significant Role in Human Life, Its Necessary Need and Concept about Oneness of Allah
WHAT IS RELIGION?
Religion is a fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed by group of people. It means a path or a way fixed or appointed by God- a way of life prepared by God for the benefits of Human Beings. It is a belief in worshipping, obedience to a supernatural power considered to be divine to have control on human destiny. NECESSITY AND IMPORTANCE OF RELIGION AND ITS PLACE IN HUMAN LIFE 1. Religion is the natural urge of man. It is through religion that his fundamental problems are solved. Besides the physical needs (food, clothing, shelter) there are spiritual needs. Religion fulfills the spiritual requirements of man by providing suitable answers to his problems. 2. Religion is a human necessity. Religion is a path fixed or appointed by Allah. Those who believe in the existence of Allah develop the quality of brotherhood, unity, love, discipline, kindness and justice. Man by nature requires some help and guidance. Religion presents a complete code of life. 3. Religion is a universal truth. In all the periods of history all countries have accepted the guidance of religion as a universal truth. Religion fulfills the spiritual requirement of man and therefore occupies a very important role in the basic human needs. 4. Religion tells a man as to what is his position in the universe. Man is the superior most creature in this universe. 5. Religion also tells a man that when he returns back to his master he will have to give account of his deeds. The fear of punishment stops him from committing excesses in this world. He refrains from sins and immoral action. 6. Religion brings loftiness in character.
7. Religion helps man in balancing his personal deeds and the worldly deeds. He has to work hard for his livelihood and at the same time he has to go for the prayers. So for the organization and concentration of human life religion is necessary. 8. Establishment of justice: The function is to eradicate all kinds of injustice and establish justice in all walks of life. 9. Power to endure adversities of life: Religion provides man with power to endure hardships of life with courage. A religious man has firm belief in God and he does not find himself helpless when he is faced with adversities of life. 10. An aid to the progress of science and knowledge
11. Flight against discrimination: It strongly opposes every discrimination based on color race creed or class because it regards all human being as God’s Creation. EVOLUTION OF RELIGION
1. First conception: (stage) is idle worship.
2. Second Conception: The higher power was one which they possibly felt and visualized in the various walks of life. E.g. the importance of rain brought to them the conception of Rain God; the importance of sunlight brought the worship of Sun God and so forth. 3. Third Conception: The third Conception of religion was purely revolutionary and was based on “Wahi” divine revelation. KINDS OF RELIGION
1) REVEALED RELIGION: are those religions which believe in God Allah, His Prophet and His Book. It is not manmade religion but revealed by the Creator Himself. That is why it is altogether different from all other ideologies. 2) UNREVEALED RELIGION: are those religions which consider that their teachings and fundamental beliefs are not according to the instructions of God. The revealed Religion is primarily based upon belief on one God (Allah) but the unrevealed religions are not subject to this rule. The chief source of revealed religions is the books of God revealed upon His Prophets. The teachings of the unrevealed religion are neither fixed nor clear instead they are flexible and vague. Hence full of loopholes and imperfections. BASIC FAITHS OF ISLAM
Eman or faith is the basics of all actions. It is defined as the firm belief of acceptance of something true and strong faith on the basic articles of Islam. The...
...Elements of Religion
April 17, 2013
Elements of ReligionReligion is a way of life for much of mankind, and though all religions are not the same, do all religions do the same thing? Can religion be considered as a way to unite mankind, or viewed as a way to segregate them. Lines are drawn by religions even though many look to religion as a way of life. To join again is the linguistic meaning of the word religion. To search or find the divine or sacred is what drives mankind to follow religion in all its shapes and forms. From Christianity to Buddhism, to indigenous religions such as the Native Americans, or Igbo tribes of Africa, while studying religionwhat components will be deemed critical to the composition of a religion, and what issues will be faced while studying what a religion does, and how. What are some of the ways a religion will honor the sacred, to include different rights of passage in a religion. (Malloy, 2010)
The basic concepts of religion seem to bind most religions together. There are eight all together, the belief system, community, central myths, ritual, ethics, characteristic emotional...
Week Three Questions 1-5
1. What is the significance of the so –called “we passages” in the second part of Acts?
The most significance features of Acts are the parts of it that were written in the first-person. These are the so called "we passages." On the face of them, the author seems to be claiming to have been a part of the story. In other words, the author of Acts appears to be claiming to have been at times a companion of Paul.
2. In what ways does the designation “disputed or undisputed”, affect how one reads the New Testament letters? Does “authenticity” affect the importance power of these texts as “scripture” in the Christian faith? Does the designation affect the role of certain texts as historical evidence in the historian’ task?
Some ways disputed or undisputed how someone reads the New Testament letters are they cannot be proven to us, you have to only believe. The authenticity affect of the scriptures makes you wonder did someone really write the letters and could they be true to what has been written by the authors of the letters. Yes, the designation can affect the roles of texts from historian’s point of view.
3. How do scholars proceed with reconstructing the conversational exchange between Paul and the churches in Corinth? What is the role of Chloe’s people? How do letters play a part? How do we know (what...
...“Religions have developed systems of beliefs to respond to the big questions in life.”
The Protestant Christian Tradition has a set of rituals and beliefs that set the foundation for their faith. The acceptance in a triune God, that is; God as three persons that are collectively one, God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is a fundamental part in the Protestant Christian Traditions understanding of the Characteristics of God. His nature is also understood as being transcendent –existing out of space and time, and immanent – being present within space and time. God’s image is present in humanity and thus these beliefs in God and his character enable us to get a clear understanding of our purpose in life, and the responsibility we hold as result of our personal relationship with God.
In the Protestant Christian Tradition, God is understood as having a transcendent aspect within his nature, that is; God is wholly other in the sense that he is unlike his creation and stands above and beyond the fallen created order as one who is perfectly holy. God the creator, is portrayed as being above and beyond his creation “ For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him (Colossians 1:16). God’s transcendence separates him from his creation in the sense of separating himself from the sin that is present in the...
What is Religion and what does it do?
Whether religion is the basis for the noblest events in human history, or a negative force responsible for the worst atrocities in history it plays a significant role in human existence, it also provides order and structure goals for humanity. According to Oxford Dictionary religion could be defined as “a belief in superhuman controlling power in a personal God or gods entitled to obedience and worship”. Through scriptural quotations, human experience and evidence, people are able to witness how important religion is to human existence.
Because of religion, culture(s) is preserved; for example the Jewish culture. A religious person who indulgences in the religion of their choice can testify that decisions and crossroads they encounter are a reflection of their religion. So since these people are a participant in culture, their actions and reasoning contribute to culture. At one extreme we find people whose religious belief permeates their entire existence, who pattern their conduct closely on their religious beliefs, and who are quite literally prepared to die rather than betray them. Religion has little power to erase deeply-ingrained cultural traits. Thought experiment: suppose the Pope were to order all Irish Catholics to go to the authorities and reveal everything...
...What is Religion?
Religion has existed since the beginning of time, yet the definition of religion has remained complex and most definitely controversial. Religion in general is the belief in a divine being or set of beings and a system of morals that are almost always directly related with the figurehead. Religion also has a belief in an afterlife and a greater purpose to life which is serving an all-powerful God whose works we can envision in daily life. Religions have been uniting and separating people since the beginnings of time. Religion is centrally focused on our planet Earth and our uniqueness as a human species.
Almost all religions require the belief in a deity, or a divine higher being. Without the belief in a God, or Gods religion is not possible. In a religion you the believer decide whether or not to dedicate yourself to a deity. The believer is under the impression that everything is created by their God or somehow intertwined with that God, and that they need to live a life that mirrors the God they worship in order to please him or her. The deity’s beliefs are meant to be practiced by everyone in order to be on the good side of that higher being. Without the belief in a deity you simply are left with what remains. Without a deity a religion simply doesn’t exist because...
...Religion is a hard concept to comprehend. It is showing us a different side to look at our life. Instead of having hard facts that can be physically proven, religion shows us to take a leap of faith and believe the impossible. In The Nature of Existence Charles Messer says: “Religion is simply a system of actions meant to give you access to God and Heaven. (eternal Life)”. In my faith I am taught that we are created by a higher being; God. That He is omnipotent and he loves all human beings, even if we do not believe in him and follow him. That he sent his only son, to die on the cross for all of us. Other religions may say the opposite: that there is more than one god and that Jesus was not the messiah. Edward and people with similar beliefs say, “Religions are man-made world-views that help those in charge to control the masses. They are completely and utterly useless.”, but the only problem with this statement is that man also created science. Man has a lust for power and because religious leaders have so much power over so many people, others assume that religion is being used to gain power . (Your Thesis is not clearly visible, you are thinking with emotion instead of stating clear facts with passion)
In today’s world there are too many religions to count. “There are as many ‘religions’ as there are believers since each person has a...
...What is Religion?
Is religion a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny or is it a system of symbols, myths, doctrines, ethics and rituals for the expression of ultimate relevance (Carmody, 2008). Religion is the human quest for experience of, and response to the holy or sacred and a combination of all individuals desire to attain the promise of a better life than that here on earth, human spirituality. Religion is the voluntary subjection of oneself to God (Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913).
Religious beliefs are the mental state in which faith is placed in a creed related to the supernatural, sacred, or divine. The beliefs that what one does in the former life will follow to the next life and good karma will help obtain higher forms of life in the reincarnation. Hinduism, Buddhism, Janineism, Sikhism, Manichaeism and Gnosticism beliefs in reincarnation, that the soul continues to live from the death of the old to be reborn in the new and to break this cycle is to achieve enlightenment or nirvana (Valea, 2009) Or the beliefs of the Greek that their Gods and Goddess appear in human form and Hinduism avatars appear in human and animal form to rid the world of oppression (Das, 2009). Zoroaster, Buddha, Gautama and Jesus have been deemed incarnations of God.
Sacred text and scriptures play an important role in many religions. Depending on...
...PART 1: EXTENDED RESPONSE ISLAM
Islam is the last of the major monotheistic traditions to emerge in history. Today, it is the second largest religion on Earth, numbering over a billion adherents. Islam being a highly popular religion in the world; beliefs, ethics, sacred texts & writings, rituals and ceremonies and its contribution to individuals need to be discussed to comprehend and understand the religion. Like all religions, Islam is based on belief with the purpose of requiring faith and trust, which Muslims, the adherents of Islam, have in their almighty God, Allah. The term Islam, frequently translated as ‘submission’ reflects the decision of a Muslim to abide in mind and body by the spirit of God. In this sense, beliefs and practice are impossible to separate; faith and practice are intertwined as one.
The belief system of a religion is the most important characteristic it shall uphold. The base of Islamic beliefs is the revelations the prophet Muhammad received from God, these revelations collectively, are known as the Qur’an. The Islamic Aqida, the creed, contains six key articles of beliefs as revealed by Allah: the belief in Allah as the one and only God, the belief in the holy books, belief in the Prophets, belief in angels, belief in the Day of Judgement; The day when the life of every human being will be assessed to decide whether they go to heaven or hell, and lastly the belief in...