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Religious Literature

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From the Bible, Quran and Torah to modern day fiction, religious literature encompasses a vast array of genres.
The eightfold path is a central concept in Buddhism. The eightfold path consists of right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation. Buddhism teaches that desire causes all suffering in the world, and that the ei…
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We don't know who wrote it, but it is believed to have been written around... 3000bc The person credited with writing Gilgamesh is Shin-eqi-unninni somewhere between 2500-2000bc Gilgamesh, was perhaps adopted, because he came under the lineage of his Uncle Cush and, at the age of fourteen, he beg…
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Answer There is an Affirmation or Ordination Ceremony by a ordained monk. It's a form of personal religious confirmation in which the person publicly states his/her commitment to the Pure Land path and recognition of the working of Great Compassion in their lives. During the ceremony believers r…
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The following are opinions from contributors: Opinion (Christian Perspective) They could have offspring with each other without genetic problems because the first few children were perfect and did not have any problems with their DNA. It was not uncommon during those times for brothers and sister…
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it is unknown who wrote it for it has been a long time since it was written. there is however a translator which is herbert mason.
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As the name implies, the Epistle of James is traditionally attributed to James the brother of Jesus, and this remains the belief of almost all Christian laypeople and most theologians. However, there are some problems with this attribution, including that the author relied on the Septuagint translat…
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According to Wikipedia... As of November 2009, the English version of The God Delusion had sold over 8.5 million copies and had been translated into 34 other languages.[4]It was ranked #2 on the Amazon.com bestsellers' list in November 2006.[5][6] In early December 2006, it reached #4 in the New Y…
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Earth was created by the big bang that made the tiny grains of matter stick to each other by static electricity. Then those grains grew to half a mile, then it had enough gravity to attract it's own sand. All of these huge asteroids collided with each other until earth is formed. There is tiny dropl…
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For the first time, the serfs were not tied to the land, and had the opportunity to work for their own benefit. Although it seemed to be a great act that would benefit the serfs above all others, this was not entirely true. The compensation of the landowners far outweighed what the serfs were able t…
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i read satanic verses I began to read this book but found it completely difficult to get into .Look for yourself :) shizzlez. whats that??? I have, but Rushdie is not an easy author to follow. Having said that Rushdie is quite brilliant. I wonder what success his book would have had if it were no…
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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, The Power of Now, The Way of Zen, Transformations, Jing Si Aphorisms, Ikkyu, Mahayana Tradition, and many many others. (More than 100,000 known texts.)
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Salman Rushdie
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There are a wide variety of types of literature. These types of literature include fiction, non-fiction, biography, historical, as well as mystery.
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Other opinions from contributors: No they weren't, Eve gave birth -each time- to twins: a male and a female. So, she gave birth first to Cain (Qaabeel) and his sister 'Iqleemaa' then Abel (Haabeel) and his sister 'Labodaa'. Opinion: If the Bible is read literally (which it ought to be because if …
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Earlier in the novel Jude famously expresses: "Sue! We have lived by the Letter, and the Letter killeth!". From the quotation, which is from Corinthians, and the context, one may surmise that the letter represents the letter of social law, which binds man's nature even though it may be unreasonable …
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living forever. not dying. things like that. Answer Many times we roughly categorize a human being's existence into 3 levels: Soul, Mind, and Body Accordingly, immortality of the soul (or maybe 'spiritual immortality') means even if the mind and the body dies, the Soul remains, to continue whate…
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Typically no, but there are some meditations in the Triptaka and other Sutras that are repeated by some Buddhists while they meditate.
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The In That Day Teachings of Robert Winkler Burke of Reno, Nevada excoriate broadcast Christianity's triune escapology doctrines of 1) escape by rapture, 2) the imminent return fixing all things but escapists, and 3) escape from responsibility eternally via eternal security. He says these doctrines …
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Hinduism first began and spread during the Indus River Valley Civilization as early as 7000 BC. There is no leader associated with Hinduism and early information on the development of the religion is lacking. However, its teachings have steadily grown into a modern movement today.
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Common symbologies and imageries associated with the philosophy of Buddhism are the cross-legged sitting Buddha and eight-spoke wheels of different ornamentations. Since Buddhism is highly diverse spanning many countries, variants and individual interpretations such symbols are not necessarily unive…
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This is exclusively a Christian issue. In Judaism, Adam is blamed for Eve's eating the apple. When God forbade eating from the Tree of Knowledge, He had not yet created Eve, so it was Adam's responsibility to explain to Eve that she should not eat from the tree.
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THE VEDAS are the most important and sacred texts of Hindus. The Vedas are the world's most ancient scripture. The earliest written Vedas date to about 1400 B.C.E (Before the Common Era), but the songs they capture in letters are a great deal older, although no one can say by how much. The languag…
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According to the Bible - - - the Almighty God, the Creator of the whole Universe; has only one name, by which he has revealed himself to mankind. According to the King James Bible, Psalms 83:18 states quite clearly that he has only ONE name: "That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH…
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Traditionally, a lay Buddhist shows complete commitment by taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, and further on by taking the lay precepts. Monks, of course, do it by becoming monks. Non-traditionally, a Buddhist shows complete commitment by making every effort to put the Buddha's teaching i…
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By laying out a disciplined practice schedule can one show their commitment. We can go on pilgrimages to show commitment, but we can also go on pilgrimages because we want to see India. We can haul large stones to the site of a new temple construction to show commitment, but we can also do this beca…
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If you mean sacred texts then they are: -Tripitaka -Lotus of the Good Law -Tibetan Book of the Dead The three "baskets" (Tipitaka) are: The Vinaya Pitaka (discipline basket) the Sutta Pitaka (teaching basket) Abidhamma Pitaka (metaphysical basket) Also important to remember that there …
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Hinduism is a religion that does not have a single god. In fact, the various forms of Hinduism are so diverse that some are monotheistic while others are pantheistic.
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Yes, many. There are three main large branches of Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana and many sects within them. They vary as to which texts are most important and have differences in attribution and translation. There are really way to many to list completely here but here are some of the …
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Yes. There are numerous holy books, like the Bible, the Qur'an, the Vedas and Upanishads, the Dao De Ching, the Analects, the Triptaka, Guru Granthab Sahib Ji, etc. Whether or not any particular person accepts the claim that such books are actually revealed by God or other Divinities or Holy Spiri…
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Yes, chocolate itself is allowed. However, Buddhism is against doing things to excess or giving in to very strong desires. Basically, it would be fine as a basic food, but going on a binging on it would not be.
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Without identifying who "they" are, no answer can be given.
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There are many religions, most of which have at least one Holy Book. See the related questions below.Answer-2 The holy Book of the Muslims is the Qur'an. The Qur'an Majeed is the last heavenly book revealed to the last Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). It is in Arabic language. It testifies a…
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Answer: gilgamesh locationssince king gilgamesh is supposed to have reigned in uruk and many locations are spread through today's irak, syria, Lebanon and turkey, it's possibly been written within that region. starting from ancient sumer, through akkad, assur and further to the west. the mountain fo…
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Garrett Lawson is a falmming homosexual! & Trey & Bismark #WINNING Sincerly, Travis Napier
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Mahayana and theravada
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The Atlas of World Religions is a general world atlas that contains maps of the world's countries and physical, political, and economic facts about these countries. It might also include general references maps on other topics, such as geographical patterns in language, religion, population, urbaniz…
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It is not sutras, because people put what they wanted in there even when it was inaccurate.
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Answer Most faiths should have enough literature to answer that themselves. I live out my faith by sticking to what I believe in, Christianity, with a optimistic attitude that is rooted in reality.
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The collection of the most sacred Hindu texts, known as Sanskrit, are divided into two categories: the Shruti, aka the Vedas, and the Smritis.
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Well, depends on what you believe. If you are a Christian, then you would believe that God inspired the people to write down (1) what they saw through visions or dreams or (2) things that came into their heads, inspired be God.
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THE VEDAS are the most important and sacred texts for Hindus and Hinduism. The Vedas are the world's most ancient scripture.The language of the Vedas is Sanskrit, a language that is so holy that the very word Sanskrit means "perfect". There are four Vedas:The Rig VedaThe Sama VedaThe Yajur VedaThe A…
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Buddhism does not have a formal unity in terms of doctrine or historic revelation as Abrahamic Faiths do. As a result there is no a complete unity between Buddhists as to what the Buddhist Holy Book(s) are and some even say that there are no Buddhist Holy Books. There are the various views and opini…
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It's possible to view Confucianism as a religion or a philosophy. Scholars debate its nature to this day. With that said, there is no one "holy book" of Confucianism. There are nine books, but whether or not they are holy is questionable -- since holiness implies divinities. There are: The Confucian…
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Christianity uses the Jewish religious text as part of its holy writings. Answer Islam includes part of the Bible as well as a number of the characters from it, although a number of the details are changed. The Book of Mormon also contains a large proportion directly from the Old Testament.
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1. Torat, Zabboor and many books included in Old Testament of the Jews 2. The Bible for the Christians 3. The Qur'an for the Muslims. Apart from the holy Qur'an, the Muslims believe in all the previous heavenly Books revealed to the Prophets (May peace be upon them all) 4. Guru Garanth for the Si…
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The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie was published in 1988 and created an uproar by offending faithful Muslims around the world who protested and burned the book, prompting Ayatollah Khomeini to condemn Rushdie to death for "insulting Islam, the prophet Muhammed and the Holy Koran". Rushdie insists …
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Cain and Abel.
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between 2700 b.c. and 600 b.c.
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It depends entirely on the holy book. Some are over 4000 years old (such as the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead) and some are less than a century old (such as Dianetics in Scientology).
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I think it depends on the type of Buddhist. A Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist chants Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and does their best to make good causes at every opportunity.
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Babur Bani was written by the first Sikh Guru... Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Its an eyewitness account of the brutalities of Babur's army when he invaded India.Just search "Babur Bani" on Google and you have numerous links related to the same.Thanks...
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THE VEDAS are the most important and sacred texts of Hindus. The Vedas are the world's most ancient scripture. The earliest written Vedas date to about 1400 B.C.E (Before the Common Era), but the songs they capture in letters are a great deal older, although no one can say by how much. The language …
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In general, they would usually be called a religious texts or sacred texts. Most religions have their own version of a holy book or books. Examples: The Bible of Christians is the main holy book, but different types of Christians might have additional texts, like the Book of Mormon. The main Mu…
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The Bible because it is the very Word of God.It would be very deceitful for anyone to identify his/her scripture as the most important, on a network such as this. This is an information network providing data that is not designed to market or promote any form of religious prejudice. The most import…
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The general idea in Buddhism is that everything is sacred in the essence that nothing is ugly on its own; it is our perception of a thing that makes it sacred or not. In another words, whatever we perceive through an unenlightened mind has limitations and thus it is not the truth but a fabrication o…
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Praying through has been giving many meanings. Some are more complicated than others. Here is an answer applicable to born again Christians. Many of the old time people, (Pentecostals or those with a charismatic background), used to pray through. It involved earnest prayer to God and seeking Him. An…
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There are many! The Holy Scriptures themselves were mainly written in Ancient Hebrew and Ancient Aramean (though it was only true for a minority of scrolls, but aramean is a very important language in the Talmud), then the Bible was translated into Latin, creating the Vulgate, that became the basis …
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I am not sure when this question was posted, but i have a copy of the King James Bible printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode which is for sale. If interested contact me steffyj@hotmail.com
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he explains how angry god is in the sermon and ways to get on his good side
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Islam considers the Qur'an is its Holy Book. It is a revealed scripture. Angel Gabriel narrated it to Prophet Mohammed and he recited the same.
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Supreme being and devine beings. Scripture: Sruti (revealed) and Smriti (remembered). Krishna the supreme manifestation of the Lord. Cows
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Any written work which claims to predict the future may be considered such. However the term is usually reserved for any religious nonsense that claims that religion knows what their particular god wants from us and how we should behave.
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The Qur'an is the holy book of Islam.
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Yes. One of the unique characteristics of most Buddhist teachings is the recognition of our own divine nature. Thus, all people in Buddhism are potentially holy people.
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He went into the dust bin of time, as there is no such thing as Bible Code as many explained it using reference to Christ as being physically married to Mary Magdalene and having children (Matthew 27-28), which is just not true.
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It's called the Vedas. Divided into written and oral parts
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Hinduism does not base itself on relics or material objects. That being said there are principals of respect and veneration. These include books, which represent knowledge. Cattle are placed in high regard due to their role in supplying milk and dairy products, which represents a maternal role towar…
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Some people have said that the Bible is important because it is God's love letter to us; and that is not far wrong. But let the Bible assert itself - in the first chapter of John's gospel and the first verse - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 'the Wor…
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The holy book used in the Islamic religion is Qur'an. Start of Qur'an revelation to prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by Allah (or God in English and same God worshiped in Judaism and Christianity) was in year 610 AD. The revelation of Qur'an by God continued until year 632 AD. Refer to related q…
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As Mecca is in the west the Muslims pray facing it. ________________________________________ Praying to the west or the east or any direction depends on where you are relative to Mecca. If you are in Japan you pray approximately to the west.If you are Jordan you pray approximately to South.If you …
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well its obviously a world map
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There is nothing in Buddhism which cannot be considered in some way sacred.
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Islam is an Arabic word that means Submission to God, the one and only one God. All God creations were created on basis of submission to Allah (God in English and same God worshiped in Judaism and Christianity); including the universe and what is in the skies, the earth, what is in between, and what…
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Sunday-The main day of worship :)
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In Islam it's the Qur'an In Christianity it's the Bible In Judaism it is the Torah In Sikhism it's Guru Granth Sahib In Hinduism it's the Vedas
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There are two testaments in the Bible. The Old Testament is before Christ was born, the New Testament is after Christ was born. And, yes, the Old Testament and the New Testament, together, are the Bible.
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I think definitely. Not in a sense that as soon as you pinch the doll, it pinches the person, but it does have a negative impact on their lives, if it is a proper woodoo doll. ---- Voodoo dolls are rarely used for negative purposes. Voodoo dolls will work if you have faith in them and put the prop…
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its an atlas that show historical land features
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dictionariesencyclopediasInternetmanualsalmanacsJournals
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The person who inspired him to write books, is his mother. This is because, when he was little, she would tell a story to him and his siblings before they went to bed.
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the bible names the children of adam and eve as cain able seth then it says other sons and daughters but does not name them or give an exact amount.
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you can find Torah scrolls, sidurim, tanachs, chumashim, machzors, and probably a few more that i have missed, but these are the main ones
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holy books of Hindu or sanatam dharam is the vedas.there are four vedas.rig ved,yjur ved,sam ved,arthva ved.the oldest scripture of mankind.
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Siddhartha Guatama was a prince who lived a life shielded from the reality of the society about him and human hardship. When he did leave the palace, he encountered a man with a disease, human suffering, an ascetic, and an old person. These experiences left him asking questions about life and spirit…
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There is no reason that a Buddhist would regard or use the Bible as a holy book. The two approaches to spirituality are significantly different.
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We do not know but it occurred sometime between the years 461-464. He probably died of natural causes.
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A Confucianism sacred book is a group of books called the Si Shu and the Wu Jing. There is also a group of sayings called the Analects or Lunyu published within five years after the death of Confucius.
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Israel is a modern country with a secular government. (There are religious parties in the government, but it is not a theocracy.) Israel has no sacred texts (just like Britain, France, India, Thailand, and all other nations do not have sacred texts), but like all countries, it has a Constitution. In…
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The author of the prayer, "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" was?æJoseph Addison. He wrote the prayer in the year of 1711.?æ
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There is no holy city of buddhism. While there are places that many followers of the Buddha make pilgrimages to (such as the place where he woke up or the place where he died), buddhists do not consider any city as more sacred than any other city.
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it is one of the name of ALLAH Al-Aleem ( all knowing) AL is the similar of the English THE in Arabic which means the speacial. for Allah we say all knowing, like AL- ALEEM, Who knows every thing, nothing is hidden.norammly aleem means = one who has knowledge we can not say here all knowing as we ar…
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the apostles creed
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Stoney Lake Entertainment is releasing Left Behind 4 into theaters on October 2, 2014 in the United States. There is no news on the DVD being released before the film.
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There are few themes in the story, A Good Man is Hard to Find. These themes include family, religion, and the battle between good and evil.
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The exact book that Buddhists use depends upon the sect they follow. For instance, those who follow the Nichiren sect use the Lotus Sutra as their guide.
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Yes Buddhism does have holy books, and they are very important to Buddhist. The Tipitaka, is the believed to be the direct words of the Buddha.
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The holy books of Judaism are the first five books of the modern King James version of the Holy Bible. These are Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and Numbers.
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Buddhists prayer books are called sadhana, translated to instructions for practice. Prayer books are still being created, and each prayer book will follow a specific sect of Buddhism.
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The original source for this quote comes from an Austrian psychiatrist, Wilhelm Stekel (1868-1940), see related links below. It was later popularized by J.D. Salinger in his novel, The Catcher in the Rye, which ironically has become a mainstay among serial killers, many of whom end up dead themselve…
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