Hinduism and Islam

Hinduism and Islam - Hinduism Divine made everything and...

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Hinduism Divine made everything and sustains all (p. 3.25) Divine lives in each person (p. 3.25) The souls aim is the divine and when it hits it they unite into one (p.3.25) Adherents can know God and study God (p. 3.26) Whoever knows God becomes God (p.3.26) Disciplined souls enter the “home of God” (p. 3.26) Divine is not very personal or active in daily lives of adherents. Divine not spoken of as gracious or kind. Islam Allah created everything and sustains it. Allah created everything for use of man (10.1) Sends angels to his servants with inspiration when He wills it. (10.1) Allah is kind, gracious, and merciful. Allah guides whom he will into the light (10.1) Allah does many generous favors for man and protects his followers (10.1) Allah sees all and is always with his followers (10.2)
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Allah rewards those who believe and give to charity (10.2) Allah protects his followers (10.2) Thesis: The gods in both Hinduism and Islam show care for humanity through creation and also have personal relationships with them. However, Allah, in Islam, is a much more personal deity, while Brahman, in Hinduism, is impersonal but directly intertwined with humans, even deifying them. Intro: 1. Describe history conflict between Hindus and Muslims 2. Describe difference between the religions 3. Thesis statement ¶ 2: Similarity: Creation- 1. Topic sentence: In both religious traditions, the divine takes direct action in the creation and sustention of the universe. 2. Hinduism creation. 3. This shows divine has interest in mankind 4. Islam creation 5. Islam however has Allah create everything for man, which is more personal ¶ 3: Difference: Islam Personal Loving Deity-
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1. Topic Sentence: One way in which the Islamic God, Allah, differs from the divine in Hinduism in regards to His relationship with people is that Allah is much more personal, displaying mercy and companionship with His followers. 2. Allah is gracious, merciful, kind 3. Protects his followers. 4. Rewards his faithful followers 5. Sees all and is always with his faithful 6. Does countless deeds for man ¶ 4: Difference: Islam Guiding and Sovereign Deity- 1. Topic Sentence: In addition to displaying these traits, Allah is also a guide for men and practices His sovereign authority over them. 2. Gives inspiration to followers when he wills it 3. He gives inspiration to guide people 4. Allah does not guide all 5. Practices sovereign power to establish hierarchy ¶ 5: Similarity: Personal Deity- 1. Topic Sentence: Similarly, the individual gods and goddesses (of which there are approximately 330 million) in the Hindu religion can have personal aspects in their relationships with devotees.
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2. Parable of birds 3. Gods/goddesses and humans can have personal companionship. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course RELG 107 taught by Professor Wolne during the Fall '07 term at New Mexico.

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