Religious texts, also known as scripture, scriptures, holy writ, or holy books, are the texts which various religious traditions consider to be sacred, or of central importance to their religious tradition. Many religions and spiritual movements believe that their sacred texts are divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired.

Jesus in The Talmud

Jesus in The Talmud There are several passages in the Talmud which are believed by some scholars to be references to Jesus. The name used in the Talmud is “Yeshu“, the Aramaic vocalization (though not spelling) of the Hebrew name Yeshua.[1][2] The identification of Yeshu as Jesus is problematic. For example, the Talmud mentions Yeshu ben Pandera/ben...

Best Prayers from the Glorious Quran

Best Prayers from the Glorious Quran The Quran is an eternal translation of the great book of the universe and the everlasting translator of the various ‘languages’ in which Divine laws of the creation and operation of the universe are ‘inscribed’; the interpreter of the books of the visible, material...

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History of The Quran

History of The Quran According to Muslim belief and Islamic scholarly accounts, the revelation of the Quran began in 610 C.E. when the angel Gabriel (Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl or جبرائيل, Jibrāʾīl) appeared to Muhammad in the cave Hira near Mecca, reciting to him the first verses of Surah Al-Alaq. Throughout his life, Muhammad continued to have revelations until before his death in 632.[1] The...

Muhammad’s First Revelation

Muhammad’s First Revelation Muhammad’s revelation was an event described in Islam as taking place in 610 AD, during which the Islamic prophet, Muhammad was visited by the archangel Jibrīl, who revealed to him the beginnings of what would later become the Quran. The event took place in a cave called Hira, located on the mountain Jabal an-Nour, near Mecca. According...

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Prayer In The Hebrew Bible

Prayer In The Hebrew Bible Prayer in the Hebrew Bible is an evolving means of interacting with God, most frequently through a spontaneous, individual, unorganized form of petitioning and/or thanking. Standardized prayer such as is done today is non-existent, though beginning in Deuteronomy, the Bible lays the groundwork for organized prayer, including basic liturgical...

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Prayer In The New Testament

Prayer in the New Testament Prayer in the New Testament is presented as a positive command (Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). The People of God are challenged to include Christian prayer in their everyday life, even in the busy struggles of marriage (1 Corinthians 7:5) as it brings people closer to God. Jesus encouraged his disciples to pray in secret...

Sacred Texts

Sacred Religious Texts

Sacred Religious Texts Religious texts (also known as scripture, or scriptures, from the Latin scriptura, meaning “writing”) are texts which religious traditions consider to be central to their practice or beliefs. Religious texts may be used to provide meaning and purpose, evoke a deeper connection with the divine, convey religious truths, promote religious experience, foster...

Soul in The Bible

Soul in The Bible The traditional concept of an immaterial and immortal soul distinct from the body was not found in Judaism before the Babylonian exile,[1] but developed as a result of interaction with Persian and Hellenistic philosophies.[2] Accordingly, the Hebrew word נֶ֫פֶשׁ‬, nephesh, although translated as “soul” in some older English Bibles, actually has a meaning closer to “living being”. Nephesh was rendered in...

Christianity’s Religious Text

Christianity’s Religious Scriptures Traditional Christianity The Bible (the Old Testament and the New Testament). The Apostolic churches (Catholicism and Orthodoxy) also include the Deuterocanonicals. For Protestantism, this is the 66-book canon – the Jewish Tanakh of 24 books divided differently (into 39 books) and the universal 27-book New Testament. Some denominations also include the 15 books of the Apocrypha between the Old...

Indian Epic Poetry

The Ancient Indian Epic Poetry Sanskrit epics The ancient Sanskrit epics the Ramayana and Mahabharata comprise together the Itihāsa (“History”) or Mahākāvya (“Great Compositions”), a canon of Hindu scripture. Indeed, the epic form prevailed and verse remained until very recently the preferred form of Hindu literary works. Hero-worship is a central aspect of Indian culture, and thus readily lent itself to a literary...

Tafsir

Interpretation of Qur’an Called Tafsir Tafsir (‘interpretation’) is the Arabic word for exegesis, usually of the Qur’an. An author of a tafsir is a mufassir (plural, mufassirūn). A Qur’anic tafsir attempts to provide elucidation, explanation, interpretation, context or commentary for clear understanding and conviction of God’s will.[1] Principally, a tafsir deals with the issues of linguistics, jurisprudence, and theology. In...

Kutub al-Sittah

“The Six Books” Called Kutub al-Sittah The Kutub al-Sittah (الكتب الستة‎, ‘The six books’) are six (originally five) books containing collections of hadith (sayings or acts of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) compiled by six Sunni Muslim scholars in the ninth century CE. They are sometimes referred to as Al-Sihah al-Sittah, which translates as “The Authentic Six”. They were first formally grouped...

List of Shia Books

Shia Books Books by Shia Imams Nahj al-Balaghah “a collection of sermons, letters and quotes of Imam Ali”, collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi (970 AD – 1015 AD) Al-Jafr “a mystical Shia`s holy book attributed to Imam Ali” Risalah al-Huquq “attributed to Imam Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin” Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya “attributed to Imam Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin” Al-Risalah al-Dhahabiah by Ali al-Ridha (765...

List of Islamic Texts

Islamic Texts Qur’an The Qur’an is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God and the final divine revelation. It is regarded widely as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language.[1][2] Muslims believe that the Qur’an was verbally revealed through the angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) from God to Muhammad over a period of...

Judaism’s Religious Books

Jewish Religious Texts The following is a basic, structured list of the central works of Jewish practice and thought. Tanakh[57] (Hebrew Bible) and Rabbinic literature Mesorah Targum Jewish Biblical exegesis (also see Midrash below) Works of the Talmudic Era (classic rabbinic literature) Mishnah and commentaries Tosefta and the minor tractates Talmud: The Babylonian Talmud and commentaries Jerusalem Talmud and commentaries Midrashic literature: Halakhic...

Islam’s Holy Books

Islamic Holy Books Islamic holy books are the texts which Muslims believe were authored by Allah via various prophets throughout humanity’s history. All these books, in Muslim belief, promulgated the code and laws that Allah ordained for those people. Muslims believe the Quran to be the final revelation of Allah to man, and a completion and confirmation of previous...

Christians Religious Text

Christians Religious Scriptures From Hebrew Bible to Christian Bible: Jews, Christians and the Word of God. In his teaching, Jesus often quoted the Jewish Scriptures; after his death, his followers turned to them for clues to the meaning of his life and message. Some sacred texts form the cornerstone of a religion, instilling law, character and...

Wahy

Wahy Waḥy (وحي‎) is the Arabic word for revelation or inspiration. In Islamic belief, revelations are God’s Word delivered by his chosen individuals – known as Messenger prophets – to mankind.[1] In Islam, the Quran is considered a wahy given to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. The word awha (أوحى awḥá) occurs in a number of shades of meaning in the Quran, each of...

The Qur’an, Hadiths And Modern Science

The Qur’an does not constitute the sole source of doctrine and legislation in Islam. During Muhammad’s life and after his death, complementary information of a legislative nature was indeed sought in the study of the words and deeds of the Prophet. Although writing was used in the transmission of hadith...

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