Islam

Alicia Ramdeo

What region of the world is the religion most popular?

the Middle East-North Africa

Who founded the religion?

The Prophet Muhammad(circa 570-632 A.D.) introduced Islam in 610 A.D.

What is the religions sacred symbol?

Allah's logo

What are the religions sacred days?

Muharram (Islamic New Year)

Ashura (celebrating Moses exodus day and for Shi’ah Muslims, commemorates the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn Ali) )

Mawlid al-Nabi holidays (Muhammad’s Birthday)

Ramadan begins (the holy month of fasting)

Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan ending holidays)

How many people believe in the religion today?

1,226,000,000 people follow Islam .

Are men and women treated different in this religion?

yes women get treated less than men do.

Shintoism

What region of the world is the religion most popular?

Japan

Who founded the religion?

Shinto ("the way of the Kami") is the name of the formal state religion of Japan that was first used in the 6th century C.E., although the roots of the religion go back to at least the 6th century B.C.E. Shinto has no founder

What are the beliefs of this religion?

sacred or divine beings, although also understood to be spiritual essences—is one of the foundations of Shinto. Shinto understands that the kami not only exist as spiritual beings, but also in nature; they are within mountains, trees, rivers, and even geographical regions.

What is the religions sacred text?

  1. There is no core sacred text in Shinto, as the Bible is in Christianity or Qur'an is in Islam. Instead there are books of lore and history which provide stories and background to many Shinto beliefs. The Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) The foundation to written Shinto history.

What the religions sacred sites?

GRAND SHRINE OF ISE

TAISHA SHRINE OF IZUMO

TORII

What is the religions sacred symbol?

The Torii gate reliligous symbol, mark the entrance to sacred space. Representing the transition between the finite world and the infinite world of the gods.

What are the religions sacred days?

  • Shinto New Year (Oshogatsu or Shogatsu): Shintoists consider this holiday one of the most popular celebrations, where many shrine visits take place.
  • Adults' Day (Seijin Shiki): This celebration pertains to Japanese individuals who have reached the legal age of adulthood, which is 20 in the country, during the previous year.
  • Festival of Dolls (Hina-matsuri): This holiday is devoted to the daughters in a family.
  • Labor Thanksgiving Day (Niinamesei): This national holiday takes place in Japan and was originally meant as a harvest festival, allowing people to appreciate their harvest and have a chance to share in the joy with Kami.

How many people believe in the religion today?

500 millions

Are men and women treated different in this religion?

Women were treated as mere property whose only value was as a servant or for entertainment. They were considered seducers and distractions from man's spiritual path. Men were allowed polygamy but widows were not allowed to remarry but encouraged to burn themselves on their husbands funeral pyre