Buddhism and Islam: A Comparison

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Buddhism and Islam: A Comparison Abstract In this essay, I have made a comparison between the two most renowned world's religions i.e. Buddhism and Islam. In the beginning of the essay, I have given a detailed account of Buddhism and Islam to give a basic knowledge regarding the two faiths. In the next part, I have given a comprehensive comparison of the two religions highlighting their similarities and differences. Introduction Two of the most famous and major religions followed by people in the world presently are Buddhism and Islam. Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama in the 6th century BCE in Northern India whereas Islam was brought in the world by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the 7th century CE in Arabia. Both Buddhism and Islam have similarities and differences. The two religions have introduced a new way of life to the people, a light that offers them liberation from bewilderment, perplexity, uncertainty, mystification and disappointment. As far as the level of the faith is concerned, the two religions are rather different. However, when it comes to ethical and moral values, both Islam and Buddhism are exceedingly similar. The most basic difference is that of faith whereby Islam has a quite different definition of religion as compared to what is defined in Buddhism (Kamaruzaman). To understand the two religions, it is necessary to first look into the basics of the two renowned faiths of the world. Buddhism The faith and philosophy of Buddhism
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