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What do Baha believe?
Baha’is believe that we have free will, to turn towards God or reject him. They also believe that true religion is compatible with reason, and the Baha’i teachings encourage people to use their intellect in understanding the world (and religion).
What religion was in the Middle East before Islam?
Overview. Religion in pre-Islamic Arabia was a mix of polytheism, Christianity, Judaism, and Iranian religions. Arab polytheism, the dominant belief system, was based on the belief in deities and other supernatural beings such as djinn. Gods and goddesses were worshipped at local shrines, such as the Kaaba in Mecca.
What are the two main religious sects of the Middle East?
Three major religious groups (i.e. the two largest religions in the world: Christianity and Islam, plus Judaism) originated in the Middle East.
What is the primary religion in the Middle East?
Islam is the most widely followed religion in the Middle East. About 20% of the world’s Muslims live in the Middle East. Islam is monotheistic believing in Allah and follows the teaching of the written sacred text, the Qur’an.
Do you think Middle Eastern religions need saving?
Thus, we do not need “saving”. The Middle Eastern religions teach either a hatred of other religions or a duty to convert others, often by force. They have often practiced these beliefs with cruel brutality. We do not claim to be a universal religion or a faith for all of humankind.
Who are the largest Christians in the Middle East?
The largest Christian group in the Middle East is the originally Coptic -speaking, but now Arabic -speaking Coptic Orthodox Christian population. This Egyptian ethnoreligious community of Copts, is cited by the census as consisting of 6–11 million people in past decade, although Coptic sources cite the figure as being closer to 15–20 million.
Which is a better religion, Islam or Asatru?
The religion which best expressed their innermost nature – Asatru – is better suited to us than is some other creed which started in the Middle East among people who are essentially different from us. Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are alien religions which do not truly speak to our souls.