Similarities between Hinduism and Islam

2334 Words Feb 22nd, 2018 9 Pages
Hinduism and Islam are two religions that are similar in many ways. In Islam, the religion was created by The Prophet, Muhammad, created in 62 CE; In Hinduism, The religion was created by two different groups, the Dravidians, the first known people in India, and the Aryans, the Indo-European group of people who invaded the Harrapan civilization through the Hindu Kush, and that religion was Hinduism, created nearly 4,000 years ago. Other concepts that they also share are the aspects of the religions like The Idea of Reincarnation, caste system, the idea of a supreme god. Reincarnation in its essence is a religious belief. Many of people to this day believe in reincarnation or some cyclic of rebirth based on the migration of the human soul from one physical body to another. Perhaps the idea is best expressed in the words of Mahatma Ghandi, “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die and the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn” (Mahatma Gandhi). This quote illustrates the idea of Samsara, the process of birth, death and rebirth. The process of reincarnation allegedly continues until the soul reaches its full maturity and perfection when it joins its source - God or the "Universal Soul"(World History). In Hinduism and Jainism, moksha is the discharge from the cycle of rebirth. The individuals who accomplish moksha are brought together with a definitive higher force, or God, and no more needed to persist lifetimes in which…
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