What is Religion?

- Stage One Module One
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Besides the religion of Islam, many other religions exist in the world such as Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and others. Most of them have existed for a very long time. In fact, as we learn from history, the world has never been without religions. All the well-established religions of the world have the following features in common:

religionThey were founded by the Messengers of Allah (prophets) and their teachings were based on the revelations from Allah.

They define a purpose of human life; to achieve nearness to Allah and to understand one’s duty towards one’s fellow-beings.

To attain this purpose, they present a set of beliefs, acts of worship and rules of conduct governing social and moral behaviour.

We may conclude, therefore, that: Religion is a divine system of beliefs, acts of worship, and rules of conduct to enable human beings to achieve nearness to Allah and to lead a peaceful life.

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