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Lesson 17
Overview of Other Beliefs

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Hinduism:

i)          Calling to Divine Trinity: Brahma as the creator, Vishnu the protector of the creation, and Shiva the annihilator and resurrector

ii)         Claming the deity has a son called Krishna

iii)       Believing in the crucifixion and resurrection of Krishna

iv)       Considering the priests (Brahmas) to speak on behalf of God, and adopting a caste system; at the top is the Barahamas and the bottom are the non-caste Hindu (pariahs)

v)    Believing in the Deity’s embodiment in hallowed animals, like cows, to be worshipped

vi)  Calling to the reincarnation of spirits among living beings and, thus, denying the idea of the Last Day and recompense.

The Sikh creed is similar to Hinduism except that it calls to the Oneness of God, besides the unity under His sovereignty.

Buddhism:

i)                    Ignoring the creator or denying his existence

ii)                   Worshipping Buddha (Mahawira) and hallowing his statue

iii)                 Believing in the birth of Buddha without a father on 25 December

iv)                 Believing in the death of Buddha and his resurrection

v)                  Denying the idea of the Last Day and recompense

vi)                   Calling for reaching the state of Nirvana (brightness) through austerity, monasticism, and enjoying pain

Magianism:

i)                    Dual God, the god of evil and darkness and the god of goodness and light, is the essence of this contrived religion

ii)                   Worship of fire

iii)                 The priests’ monopoly of knowledge, hallowing them, and adopting the class system

Judaism:

i)        There are many deities that are considered to be the sons and relatives of the Deity.

ii)       Conceptualizing Allah in the form of a human being (Adam)

iii)     The Deity’s care is restricted to the progeny of Israel.

iv)     Attributing the rank of prophethood to their priests and rabbis

v)      Believing that the jews are the selected nation of Allah

vi)     Negating the idea of Judgement and the Last Day

vii)   Following the teachings of Tawrah (The Old Testament for Christians) which includes history, tradition, and views of priests, judges, and kings, as well as folkloric songs. It was written down gradually throughout hundreds of years after Moses’ death, and the same for the Talmud which was written by priests.

Christianity:
 

i)        Deifying Jesus

ii)       Considering Jesus the son of Allah

iii)     Believing in the Divine Trinity which has different forms in the Christian sects

iv)     Believing in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus

v)      Believing in mankind salvation from the original sin perpetrated by Adam through Jesus crucifixion

vi)     Having faith in the infallibility of the church which has the power to speak, legislate, and forgive on behalf of Allah

vii)   Hallowing the pictures and statues of Jesus, Virgin Mary, and the Cross

viii)  Following the teachings of the Old Testament, and the New Testament which is composed of four bibles written by Matthews, Mark, Luke and John, and which cites Jesus biography, in addition to the letters and prophecies of his disciples written down after his death and all were claimed as words of Allah