Middle East Religions araceli Benitez

Judaism

  • Originated with the Hebrew People in the Middle East.
  • Their main prophet is Moses.
  • The main beliefs they have is that there is only one God, and that he made the world and created Man in his own image. They also believe that they are God’s chosen people and they they will receive the land of Canaan which is the Promised Land that God promised the Jews through Abraham as long as they obeyed his laws, which were delivered through Moses.
  • They don't believe that Jesus is the Messiah like other religions they think that they Messiah is still to come and rebuild the Temple and take back all Jews to Israel, and bring peace to the world.
  • Their holy book is the Torah they worship at a synagogue and their leader is called a Rabbi.
  • Some of the most known sects of Judaism are Conservative Judaism, Hasidism, Kabbalah, Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism, Zinoism.
  • The most important holidays for them are Hanukkah, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

Islam

  • Muhammad is their main prophet and he is he one that originated this religion after he gained followers and spread their beliefs.
  • Their holy book is the Koran, they believe in life after death and in order to achieve that they must follow the Five Pillars which are, believe in only one God, pray five times a day, charity, fast during Ramadan, and pilgrimage.
  • Their place of worship is called a Mosque and their leader is a Iman and their symbol is the crescent and star.
  • The sects of this religion are Sunnis, Shiites, Sufis and Ismailis.
  • Some of their holy days are Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr and month of pilgrimages.

Christianity

  • Originated in the middle east off of Jesus teachings.
  • They believe that God is three people which makes the Holy Trinity they also believe that they should always be compassionate, have mercy, and be forgiving and that you should love your neighbor as you love yourself.
  • They also believe in resurrection and eternal life.
  • Their holy book is the Bible, their leader is a Priest and their place of worship is called a Church.
  • Some of the sects are Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant. Some of their main holy days are Palm Sunday, Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter

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