Christianity Islam And Hinduism

We are going to compare 3 different religions. We are going to do this making 12 different chapters.

Founders

Christianity

The founder of today's Christianity is not Jesus, although a lot of people believe that. Most of the New Testament doesn't even concern the historical Jesus while the main influence is the Apostle Paul. Paul never met Jesus for real. Because there are no known writings from Jesus, the actual Apostles, or anyone that actually knew Him in (other then perhaps James), most of what He might have taught is lost forever.

http://www.sullivan-county.com/news/paul/paul.htm
Islam

The founder of the islam however was a prophet called Muhammed. The Quran says, the Islamitic God called Allah, told him to bring peace back to earth. Muhammed was born in Mecca. And he died 63 years later.

http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/bios/b1muhammadca.htm
Hinduism

It is very strange, that a religion with more than 750 million believers, hasn't got a founder!

http://www.allaboutreligion.org/founder-of-hinduism-faq.htm

How old is the religion?

Christianity

Maybe you wouldn't believe it, but Christianity is already 6000 years old.

http://www.abcog.org/nh/6000.htm
Islam

Islam which is founded by Muhammed around the early 600's, which means it is around 1400 years old.

http://history.enotes.com/history-fact-finder/religion/how-old-islam
Hinduism

Hinduism is at least 8000 or 9000 years old. Which makes it one of the oldest religions.

http://www.boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm

In which countries are these religions popular?

Christianity

Christianity is very popular in Europe and the North of Africa.

We thought about this ourselves

Islam

The Islam is popular around the Sahara, in the Middle-east and the western part of Asia.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Islam-by-country-smooth.png
Hinduism

Hinduism is very popular in these countries:

  • Nepal
  • India
  • Mauritius
  • Guyana
  • Fiji
  • Suriname
  • Bhutan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
http://www.adherents.com/largecom/com_hindu.html

Status of women

Christianity

Women have the same status as men in Christianity. They have the same rights and can't be terrorised by their Husband.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/lfe_bibl.htm
Islam

Woman have to listen to their husband and have to cover their hair. They are not free to go around with poys when they are at the age of 12.

http://scala.wikidot.com/worldreligion
Hindusm

Hinduism is one of the few religions where women enjoy a comparatively better status than many women in other religions.

http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduwomen.asp

Place of worship

Christianity

The place where the Christens worship their god is in the church. The chuchers are often builded with the altars facing the sun. The main ruler of all churches is called the pope.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/faith/christianity.shtml
Islam

The place of worship of the Muslims is called a Mosque or Masjid.
The Three most holy places of worship for Muslims are the Great Mosque which surrounds the Kaaba in Mecca, the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina, and Masjid Al-Aqsa, adjacent to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

http://www.jannah.org/islam101/placeofworship.html
Hinduism

Daily worship in Hinduism takes place in the home, in a temple, and/or at a street-side or road-side shrine usually.

http://uwacadweb.uwyo.edu/Religionet/er/hinduism/HTIME.HTM

Number of followers

Christianity

The number of followers of Christianity is globally estimated on 2000 million.

http://www.parvez-video.com/religions/religion/christianity/index.asp
Islam

After Christianity, Islam has the most followers in the world. The number of followers is 1.3 billion.

http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html
Hinduism

Hinduism comes on place four of the world's religion with most followers. The percentage of followers is 14% and it counts 900 million people.

http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html

The influence of the religion due to the lives e.g. food, marriage, restrictions.

Christianity
Islam
Hinduism

Main celebrations/ Holy days

Christianity
Islam
Hinduism
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