Religion Each Religion Has Its Term Paper

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Since its humble beginnings, the number of Jesuits in the world has "grown to 24,000 members who work out of 1,825 houses in 112 countries. In the intervening years many Jesuits became renowned for their sanctity (41 Saints and 285 Blesseds), for their scholarship in every conceivable field, for their explorations and discoveries, but especially for their schools (" Today, the General Congregations is the authority which presides over the Society.


When exploring Islam, three terms which need to be understood are Salet, Umma, and Hijra.

Salat is the daily prayer of Muslims and is the second of the five pillars of Islam. These prayers are obligatory, "performed five times a day, and are a direct link between the worshiper and God. There is no hierarchical authority in Islam, and no priests, so the prayers are led by a learned person who knows the Quran, chosen by congregation ("

The five times Muslims say Salat are "dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and nightfall, and thus determine the rhythm of the entire day. Although it is preferable to worship together in a mosque, a Muslim may pray almost anywhere, such as in fields, offices, factories and universities ("

Umma is considered the 'nation' of Islam. Muslims "believe in final reward and punishment, and the unity of the umma ("

Umma is defined as "the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan; moderate Muslims urge the Ummah to reject the terrorism of radical Muslims ("

Hijra is Islamic for migration. The "term refers to Muhammad's journey from Makka to Madina in 622 CE. The Hijra is taken as the beginning of the Muslim calendar ("

Hijra is a "cornerstone of the process of the Islamic Movement for the establishment of Allah's Deen. It has six important phases towards development or formation of an Islamic society or state. Four stages come before Hijah (Dawah, Tarbiyah, Jarnaah and peaceful resistance), and one after Hijra, Qital ("


Each religion has its own practices and terms. By understanding some of these terms, one can gain a better insight about the various religions around the world.

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