Once they reach puberty, his/her
account of deeds is opened in Paradise. To attain paradise, at death, their good
deeds (helping others, testifying to the truth
of God, leading a virtuous life)... must outweigh their evil deeds.
Roman Catholic: to God or Jesus, either directly or through a priest; Others: to
God or Jesus
Probably the most misunderstood term:
Immaculate Conception: Roman
Catholics believe that the conception
of the Virgin Mary, circa 20 BCE, was without sin. Many
incorrectly relate it to Yeshua's' conception.
Jihad: internal, personal struggle
towards the attainment of a noble goal. Many incorrectly equate it to
historians view Islam as having been founded in 622 CE. However, many if
not most of the followers of Islam believe that:
Islam existed before Muhammad (pbuh) was born.
The origins of Islam date back to the creation of the world.
The books included in the Bible differ among Christian faith groups. The Roman
Catholic Church includes the Apocrypha; most other Christian denominations do
not. Members of the approximately 100 faith groups in the LDS Restorationist movement, including The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) add other holy books,
including the Book of Mormon. Christian Scientists consider Mary Baker Eddy's
book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"
to be a major resource.
Muslims generally believe that the Qur'an is the
literal word of God, as dictated to Muhammad over an interval of 23 years. The copy of the Qur'an in Paradise is
the only book in the universethat is considered free of tahrif (error). There
are four additional books:
The Suhuf-i-Ibrahim (Scrolls of
Abraham/Ibrahim) which have been lost.
The Tawrat (the Pentateuch from the Hebrew Scriptures) which many Muslims
believe were altered by ancient Hebrews.
The Zabur which many Muslims believe
are the Psalms from the Hebrew Scriptures.
The Injil (the Gospels; the words of
Jesus). Muslims believe that this consists of the entire Christian
Scriptures (New Testament), or perhaps only the four canonical Gospels. They
also have been distorted and corrupted over time. Other Muslims believe that the
Injil is not a book, but a group of teachings.