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Practising religion in holy places of worship: Different practices and beliefs

Updated on June 19, 2012

Practising religion in places of worship: Different practices and beliefs."

Every religion in the world has its own believes, codes and ethics. All of followers of every religion have to visit sacred places, where they practice their religion. For example, Christians have to visit Church whereas Muslims have to perform their prayers in Mosques. Likewise, Mandirs are holy places for Hindus where they practice their worship. However, there is no restriction in any religion that they could not worship on other places except the places specifically described. For example, a Christian can pray to God at home also.

It is also noticeable that since all religions have their own code of life, a true follower of the particular religion is practicing it irrespective of the fact whether he is in the Church or Mosque and practising his general matters of life. These practices are discussed hereunder:-

Places of Worship:- For Christians the holy place where they worship God is called church, while for Muslims it is a mosque where they worship. Hinduism’s sacred place is called mandir where they worship their gods. Usually, there are sculpture/ pictures of Jesus and Marry Churches. Mandirs are decorated with certain statutes of gods of Hindu religion. Usually, Hindus also place statutes of the gods at home to worship them.

In Islam, worship of statutes/gods is strictly forbidden, so there is no such thing like statute/picture in a Mosque. Muslims believe in the unity of God.

Different Practices:- In churches the Christians simply pray to the God. They praise God by singing a melody song. They usually, visit Church on Sundays. There is no specific day for Hindus to attend Mandir. Similarly, In Islam, it is mandatory for every young Muslim to say prayer five times a day, which can be performed at home also. A specific way is defined to say each prayer. Muslims have to perform certain act in their prayers e.g. prostration, Rakooh (bending), Qayam (straight standing) and sitting etc. On Fridays, they have to make special arrangements and their attendance in the Mosque is mandatory.

Believes about God:- According to the Christians, God, Jesus and Marry are entitled for worship. There are numerous gods in Hinduism. However, Muslims worship only one God. According to Islam, except God no one is entitled for worship.

Holy Books:- All religions claim that their teachings are based on divinely commandments. Christians claim Bible to be a book of God while Muslims follow the commandments narrated in their holy book “Quran” being a book of Allah. Sacred books of followers of Sikh and Hindu religions are Granth and Geeta.

Fasting:- Fasting is practiced almost in all religions of the world. Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jews observe fasting with modest differences and in different months.

Pilgrimage:- Pilgrimage is also commonly known part of most of the religion. Followers of different religions used to visit the holy places, which are; Bate Laham for Christians, Makkah for Muslims, Jerusalem for Jews and pilgrimage for Hindus is known as Teerath Yatra.

Days of celebration:- Christians celebrate 25th December of each year as Christimas as a day of birth of Christ. Muslims celebrate twice in a year. Their days of celebration are called Eid. Hinduism also allows its followers to celebrate twice in a year. The days are known as Diwali and Holli.

All the religions of the world emphasized on universal brotherhood, tolerance, moral ethics, charity and humanity. There is a need that followers of all religions respect each others as this will bring peace, prosperity and harmony in this war inflicted world. There is no concept of terrorism in any religion.


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