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Hinduism and Islam are the third and second most popular religions in the world respectively. There are around 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and about1 Billion Hindus. Islam is the second-largest faith of the planet and it has been professed and proven to be the fastest growing faith in the Word today.


They differ in many respects - including monotheism and idol worship, their history and a lot more.


Islam is a monotheistic Abrahamic religion; a divine heavenly religion just like Christianity and the Judaism , revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the Makkah, Saudi Arabia in the 7th century CE. Hinduism on the other hand is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent in the pre-classical era (1500–500 BCE) and does not have a specific founder, hence is not credited to any particular personality.

Muslims observe their prayers in the Mosque (Masjid) which serves as the holy Temple of Islam, or any place which is clean, and the holy scripture is the Qur'an (Koran) which is the direct words of Allah revealed through Angel Jibreel (Gabrael) to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Hadith is the sayings, actions and approvals of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and is considered a revelation from Allah because the Prophet speaks not on his own but from revelation. The Hindus on the other hand use the Mandir as their Temple and shrine and have various scriptures such as the Vedas, Upanishad, Puranas and Gita. The use of statues and pictures is a common practice among the adherents of Hinduism. But Muslims are not allowed to make images of creatures with souls, nor humans, animals and so on, and likewise that of God or the angels.


The concept of angels does not apply in Hinduism. But in Islam, Angels exist. They are created from light and remain unseen to bare human eyes, except for that Allah so willed to see them. The Angels continuously worship Allah (God) Alone and follow God's commands without disobedience.


In a similar note, Muslims believe in and practice the Five pillars of Islam, which are: the Testimony that there is one deity worthy of worship but Allah, and that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His messenger (shahadah); the five times daily prayer; fast during the month of Ramadan; giving out charity to the poor (zakat); and embarking on the holy pilgrimage (Hajj), for those who have both the financial and physical capabilities. As for the Hindus, their practices or ways of worship basically include meditation, Yoga, contemplation, yagna (communal worship), offerings in the temple.


Mind you, meditation is part of worship in Islam as Allah has asked Muslim in several verses of the Qur'an to ponder and meditate  over the verses of the fats and signs entailed in the Qur'an, the wonders of His creation of the Heavens and Earth and all that is found within and between them. As well as rendering offerings in terms of sacrificial animals to Allah in such occasions like the Eid al-Adha celebration.

    There are aslo six articles of faith which must be believed  in all together.      

Life after death  is a basic belief of Muslims where all the beings will be accountable to Allah on the Day of Judgement, and those who were pious and righteous will attain God's pleasure and Paradise while those who rebelled against God's commandments and sinned and disobeyed Him will earn His wrath in the Hell Fire or He may also forgive whom He wishes. As for the Hindus, there is this constant cycle of reincarnation until enlightenment is reached.


The basic principle of Hinduism is to follow dharma, i.e. eternal laws, while in Islam, it the the oneness of God Almighty (monotheism); "Say, 'He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent." – (Quran 112: Surah Al Ikhlas)        




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