Religious Unity: Mutual respect for all religions currently in existence on the planet, their belief and faith, demonstrated by all people who have a belief or faith in a type of religion. All religious leaders around the world call for religious unity and respect for how people choose to engage and practice their belief and religion.
Estabilshed in 1969, the Muslim Community Center (MCC) has been serving the metorpolitian Chicago area community for almost four decades.
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Tawhid (Arabic: توحيد tawḥīd, meaning "oneness [of God]" also romanized as tawheed, touheed, or tevhid) is the indivisible oneness concept of monotheism in Islam. ... The first part of the shahada (the Islamic declaration of faith) is the declaration of belief in the oneness of God.
Prayer five times a day at the specified time (schedule). Nyat Let your intentions be known by making preparations for prayer giving special care to perform it is prayer to Allah as established by the holy prophet that distinguishes the believers from the nonbelievers; as was said that salat is the coolness in the eye of the messenger of Allah. There is an obligation for the believer
Zakat is not charity (calculate), It is not voluntary charity not a tax but an obligation. By giving Zakat (donate), a Muslim is acknowledging that everything we have is Allah’s and we do not really own it, and we should use it to remember Allah and help those who are in need. It is also an act to help free us from excessive desire and greed, learn self-discipline and honesty.
Fasting during the month of Ramadan helps Muslims develop self-control, gain a better understanding of God’s gifts and greater compassion towards the deprived. Fasting in Islam involves abstaining from all bodily pleasures between dawn and sunset. All things which are regarded as prohibited is even more so in this month, due to its sacredness. Each and every moment during the fast, a person suppresses their passions and desires in loving obedience to God.
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The fascinating story of how we got the Bible in its present form actually starts thousands of years ago, as briefly outlined in our Timeline of Bible Translation History. As a background study, we recommend that you first review our discussion of the Pre-Reformation History of the Bible from 1,400 B.C. to 1,400 A.D., which covers the transmission of the scripture through the original languages of Hebrew and Greek, and the 1,000 years of the Dark & Middle Ages when the Word was trapped in only Latin.
Tao Te Ching or The Way and its Characteristics is the primary text in Chinese religious history. Written by Lao Tzu roughly 600 years before the birth of Christ, the Tao endevours to articulate the core beliefs that underpin both Taoism and Chinese Buddhism. (English Text) (Chinese text with English Translation) (Audio in Chinese with various translations Chapters 1-14)
The Gohonzon Chanting The natural power of human beings is very weak. No matter how hard one tries to live one's own life in one's own way, in the end one is easily influenced by others and by external factors.... I believe that to make one's life its strongest, most brilliant and happiest, there is no way but to live the Buddhism of ichinen sanzen [a single life-moment possesses three thousand realms] and the mutual possession of the ten worlds. This is the ultimate philosophy that Nichiren Daishonin delivered to the vast universe more than seven hundred years ago. He perceived people's ignorance of this profound principle and bestowed upon them the gem of ichinen sanzen so that they could attain the state of happiness. Soka Gakkai International - USA Buddhist Association for Peace, Culture and Education (Audio Practice of The Gohonzon in Japanese Daimoku - Nam myoho renge kyo).
(Audio and Text in Sanskrit with English Translation)
Here you will be presented transcendental knowledge of the most profound spiritual nature as revealed in the Bhagavad- Gita. It is the divine discourse spoken by the Supreme Lord Krishna Himself and is the most popular and well known of all the sacred scriptures from ancient India. Shrimad Bhagavad Gita in URDU How to tie turban Easy Turban Tutorial
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is also known as the Chumash, Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses. The word "Torah" is a tricky one, because it can mean different things in different contexts. In its most limited sense, "Torah" refers to the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. But the word "torah" can also be used to refer to the entire Jewish bible (the body of scripture known to non-Jews as the Old Testament and to Jews as the Tanakh or Written Torah), or in its broadest sense, to the whole body of Jewish law and teachings. (The Prophets)
The Metu Neter is Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) and it means, “Words of God.” This version of the “Words of God” is based primarily on the work of Ra Un Nefer Amen.
Patterns of worship follow various dialects, spirits, practices, songs, and rituals. The main or the supreme god is known as Bondye, “the good god.” Bondye is responsible for creating the universe, lwa, human beings, animals, vegetables, and minerals. After creating the world, Bondye retired far above the sky and left the management of all earthly matters to the Iwa, or spiritual entities, whose domain extends over natural element.
The Baga/Baga Paga are traditional spiritual readers, diviners or spiritual readers from the Northern regions of Ghana who specialize in spirit communication.
Spirit communication is an exchange of information between two parties through a system of words, sounds, signals, signs, symbols and behaviors to express ideas, thoughts and feelings, etc. Hence, the Baga/Baga Paga is the medium who transfers and interprets information from their spiritual allies and forces of nature through the use of various symbols and tools based on an indigenous system of spirit communication practiced for thousands of years. They use this system to offer spiritual assistance, diagnosis and remedies for adverse situations and conditions in the community.
Santeria - Fusion of the Gods. Interview with a Santero. Documentary.
An in-depth introduction to the Santeria religion with Santero Charles Guelperin AKA Baba Funke at his West Hollywood, Los Angeles Santeria Centre. Charles explains the history of Santeria and how the religion is practised today. Santería is also known as Regla de Ochá or La Regla Lucumí.
WHAT IS JAINISM?
a nontheistic religion founded in India in the 6th century BC by the Jina Vardhamana Mahavira as a reaction against the teachings of orthodox Brahmanism, and still practiced there. The Jain religion teaches salvation by perfection through successive lives, and noninjury to living creatures, and is noted for its ascetics.
The Yoruba religion comprises the traditional religious and spiritual concepts and practice of the Yoruba people. Its homeland is in present-day Southwestern Nigeria and the adjoining parts of Benin and Togo, commonly known as Yorubaland. Yoruba religion is formed of diverse traditions.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Baptists from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., and the Progressive National Baptist Convention convened Monday in Louisville, Ky., for a historic gathering focused on racial justice and education hosted by Simmons College of Kentucky @ the Annual Session of the NBCA, Intl. Inc.