Faith

Faith, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. In the context of religion, one can define faith as confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief. Religious people often think of faith as confidence based on a perceived degree of warrant, while others who are more skeptical of religion tend to think of faith as simply belief without evidence.

 

Faith

Believe

Forms of Belief

Attitudes to other religions

Faith & Belief in religions

Christianity

Buddhism

Confucianism

Hinduism

Islam

Jainism

Judaism

Shintoism

Sikhism

Taoism

Epistemological validity

Jesus

Jesus In Islam – 2

Jesus In Islam In the Islamic tradition Jesus is not considered a deity. He is a human and not a God. Muslim tradition explicitly indicates that Jesus was born without a physical father of the virgin Mary. He is considered the word of God in the Quran. A Quranic verse...

“Beware of debt, for surely it causes grief during the night and humiliation during the day.”

Prophet Muhammad’s Sayings

Prophet Muhammad’s Sayings in English and Arabic We have collected and put his best Prophet Muhammad‘s Sayings ﷺ. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these sayings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on many subjects inspire you to never...

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Temptation

What is Temptation? Temptation is a desire to engage in short-term urges for enjoyment that threatens long-term goals. In the context of some religions, temptation is the inclination to sin. Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss something important to a person....

The Jordan River, where Yahya baptized Isa.

John the Baptist in Islam

John the Baptist in Islam John the Baptist in Islam called Yahya ibn Zakariya, (يحيى ابن زكريا‎) was a prophet and messenger of God (Allah) who was sent to guide the Children of Israel. He is believed by Muslims to have been a witness to the word of God who would herald...

The dismissal of Hagar, by Pieter Pietersz Lastman

Ishmael

Prophet Ishmael Ishmael was the first son of Abraham, the common patriarch of the Abrahamic religions, and the Egyptian Hagar, (Genesis 16:3) and is venerated by Muslims as a prophet. According to the Genesis account, he died at the age of 137 (Genesis 25:17). Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions consider Ishmael to be the ancestor of the Ishmaelites (Hagarenes:...

The Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank, Ash-Sham, which is said to include the tomb of Jacob.

Jacob in Islam

Jacob in Islam Yaqub ibn Ishaaq ibn Ibrahim (يَعْقُوب ابْنُ إِسْحَٰق ابْنُ إِبْرَاهِيم, literally: “Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham” يَعْقُوب‎,  Yaqub; also later Israeyl, إِسْرَآئِیل [israaeyl]; Classical/Quranic إِسْرَآءِیْل [israeyl]), also known as Jacob, is a prophet in Islam. He is acknowledged as a patriarch of Islam. Muslims believe that he preached the same monotheistic faith as...

Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon by John Martin

Joshua

Joshua Joshua or Jehoshua (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ Yəhōšūaʿ) functioned as Moses’ assistant in the books of Exodus and Numbers, and later succeeded Moses as leader of the Israelite tribes in the Hebrew Bible‘s Book of Joshua. His name was Hoshea (הוֹשֵׁעַ‎,  Hōšēaʿ) the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, but Moses called him “Joshua”,...

Tomb of Habakkuk near Kadarim, Israel.

Habakkuk

Prophet Habakkuk Habakkuk, who was active around 612 BC, was a prophet whose oracles and prayer are recorded in the Book of Habakkuk, the eighth of the collected twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible. He is revered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Almost all information about Habakkuk is drawn from the book of the Bible bearing...

BON57681 Daniel in the Lions Den, mezzotint by J. B. Pratt, with hand colouring, pub. by Thomas Agnew and Sons, 1892 by Riviere, Briton (1840-1920) (after); 63.5x88.9 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Bonhams, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Prophet Daniel

Prophet Daniel Daniel (דָּנִיֵּאל‎ – Dāniyyēl, meaning “God is my Judge“; Δανιήλ, Daniḗl) is the hero of the biblical Book of Daniel. A noble Jewish youth of Jerusalem, he is taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and serves the king and his successors with loyalty and ability until the time of the Persian conqueror Cyrus, all the while...

Elijah Taken Up in a Chariot of Fire by Giuseppe Angeli.

Elijah

Prophet Elijah Elijah (אֵלִיָּהוּ‎, ʾĒlīyyāhū, meaning “My God is Yahweh /YHWH”) or Greek form Elias was, according to the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Ahab (9th century BCE). In 1 Kings 18, Elijah defended the worship of the Hebrew God over...

Saint Peter Repentant 1823–25, Goya

Contrition

Contrition In Christianity, contrition or contriteness (from the Latin contritus ‘ground to pieces’, i.e. crushed by guilt) is repentance for sins one has committed. The remorseful person is said to be contrite. A central concept in much of Christianity, contrition is regarded as the first step, through Christ, towards reconciliation with...

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Forgiveness as a Virtue

Forgiveness as a Virtue Forgiveness is the mental, emotional, and spiritual process of letting go of resentment, indignation, or anger against another person for a perceived offense, difference, or mistake. It can also mean ceasing to demand punishment or restitution for transgressions, real or imagined. Although forgiveness may be granted without any expectation of compensation, and...

Robotic exploration of the Solar System (image: Curiosity rover on Mars)

What is Extraterrestrial Life?

What is Extraterrestrial Life? Extraterrestrial life is hypothetical life which may occur outside Earth and which did not originate on Earth. Such life might range from simple prokaryotes (or comparable life forms) to intelligent beings and even sapient beings, possibly bringing forth civilizations which might be far more advanced than humanity. The Drake equation speculates about the existence of sapient life elsewhere in the universe. The science...

Yoga Mind Soul Wave Meditating Sport Asana Pose

Jiva

Jiva In Hinduism, the jiva (जीव, jīva) is a living being or any entity imbued with a life force. The word itself originates from the Sanskrit verb-root jīv, which translates as ‘to breathe or to live’. The jiva, as a metaphysical entity, has been described in various scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and the Vachanamrut (the teachings of Swaminarayan). Each...

Daniel in the Lions' Den by Rubens

Book of Daniel

Book of Daniel The Book of Daniel is a 2nd-century BCE biblical apocalypse with an ostensible 6th century BCE setting, combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology (a portrayal of end times) both cosmic in scope and political in focus. It gives “an account of the activities and visions of Daniel, a noble Jew exiled at Babylon”, and its message...

Geneva Bible

Geneva Bible

Geneva Bible The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James Version by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th-century English Protestantism and was used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678). It was one of the Bibles taken to...

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Sola Fide

Sola Fide Justificatio sola fide (or simply sola fide), meaning justification by faith alone, is a Christian theological doctrine commonly held to distinguish many Protestant denominations from the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches. The doctrine asserts that it is on the basis of their faith that believers are forgiven their transgressions of the law of God rather than on the basis...

Fresco from the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in Kučevište near Skopje

Presentation of Mary

Presentation of Mary The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known in the East as The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, is a liturgical feast celebrated on November 21 by the Catholic, Orthodox Churches, and some Anglo-Catholic Churches. The feast is associated with an event recounted not in the New Testament, but in the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James....

Statue of the Visitation at Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem, Israel

Visitation in Christianity

Visitation in Christianity The visitation in Christianity is the visit of Blessed Virgin Mary, who was pregnant with Jesus, to St. Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, Luke 1:39–56. It is also the name of a Christian feast day commemorating this...

Michelangelo's Pietà (1498–99) in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Ecumenical Meetings And Documents on Mary

Ecumenical Meetings And Documents on Mary Ecumenical meetings and documents on Mary, involving ecumenical commissions and working groups, have reviewed the status of Mariology in the Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican, and Roman Catholic Churches. Ecumenical meetings with Eastern Orthodoxy Marian views The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches believe in Mary...