Middle East Religions BY: zACH cLARK AND NICK mUSCOLINO

Judaism

Judaism was the first of the three religions to be founded. It is based around the sacred text of the Torah and the Talmud. Their main prophet is Moses, but Abraham was their first prophet. This faith's history is over 3000 years old. They worship in synagogues and have the holy books of the Torah and the Talmud. Their key holidays are Purim, Pesach, Yom Ha-Shoah, Shavout, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Hanukkah. Some of the sects of this religion are Liberal, Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative.

Christianity

Christianity was founded around 7 B.C. by Jesus in Jerusalem. This religion was based closely to the Jewish religion and has some of the same holy books as the Jewish people. They also share many of the same prophets. The Holy book of the Christians is the Bible. They worship in church and their leader is God (Jesus). Some sects of this religion are Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant. The main holidays of Christianity are Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

Islam

Islam was founded around the 7th century by Muhammad in Mecca. Their main prophet is Muhammad. This religion has many conflicts with other religions and takes its prophets from the Christian and Jewish faith, but don't believe in our teachings. The Islam faith has the holy book of Qur'an. They worship 5 times a day and keep Saturday as their main day of worship with Mecca as their main worshiping place. Their leader is Muhammad. They have the sects of Sunnis, Shi'ites, Ismailis, and Sufis. Their special holidays are A pilgrimage to Mecca, Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, and Muhammad's ascension to heaven.

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