Saturday, February 18, 2012

Comparisons - Main Judaism and Islam prayers

The Shema is the most important prayer in Judaism. It is said before and after reading the Torah (The Jewish holy book). The Shema has some similarities to the most famous Islam prayer, The Salat, and that is said five times a day. There are many similarities between the two and there are also differences. The differences between the two religions show that they aren't exactly the same and they are unique in their own way.

Common aspects:
• There are two very important prayers that belong to both religions. The Shema: Judaism, and the Salat: Islam

• Both of the prayers start out saying that God is great, and that there is no God but God.
Judaism: "Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. Blessed be the Name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever."
Islam: "Allah is great. Praise and glory be to you O Allah. Blessed be Your Name, exalted be Your Majesty ad Glory. There is no God but You."

• Both prayer says how God should always be in your mind and in your heart. No matter what you are doing God should always be there.
Judaism: "When you sit at home, and when you walk along the way. and when you lie down and when you rise up."
Islam: "All our oral physical and monetary ways of worship are only for Allah. Peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be on you."

• A Jew and a Muslim both must travel to the holiest place of their religion. For the Jews they must travel to the wailing wall. That is located in Jerusalem. And for the Muslim they must travel to Mecca and visit the Kabbah

Author Note:
Why to copy another religion to create a new one, is beyond my understanding.

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