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One major difference between both Hindu and Muslims perception of God is the common Hindus believe in the philosophy of pantheism. Pantheism which states that everything weather living or non-living is to be divine and sacred'

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Introduction

Throughout human existence, people have wondered over the meaning of their lives. As we have learned in previous lessons, humans are a creation of God who are given the chance in the testing ground of life to accept or reject him. But who is god? What is he? How do we understand the one who has the power to create a billion galaxies with a word? People have often wondered about their Creator. Many have often even been tempted to draw fantastic pictures or make statues, claming that they were God, others have thought that there were many Gods, each with a unique power, running around in the spiritual world and meddling in the affairs of people in this world. Each Hindu does not have to believe exactly the same things as every other Hindu. Expect that others will have some different belief. This will depend on their background on their education or what they have worked out for themselves. But there are nearly some beliefs that all Hindus accept. Hinduism is commonly perceived as a polytheistic religion, but some Hindus world attest to this, by professing beliefs in multiple Gods. This is not the only belief some Hindus only believe in three Gods whereas some Hindus believe in thousands of Gods, some Hindus believe in the thirty-three crore which is referred to as 330 million gods. ...read more.

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so here it indicates that God is every where but can be seen by the naked eye. Another scripture which is called Yajurveda which echo's a similar concept of god the first one "na tasya pratima asti" in other words " there is no image of him" and secondly "Andahatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste" in other words "they enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements"(air, water, fire etc...) "they sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti" sambhuti meaning things which have been created for example tables, chairs, idols and other man made elements". But the most important scripture for the Hindus is the Bhagavad-Gita is it's the Gita that sums up the beliefs of Hinduism. Its message is that you will only be satisfied with your life if you do your duty with an attitude of loving service to God, but for many Hindus, it is their favourite holy book. The Hindu leader Mahatma Gandhi him self once wrote: "when doubts haunt me, when disappointment stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me. I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. My life has been full of tragedies. ...read more.

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He is seen as the creator of all things, thing such as the universe the sky the stars he is all-powerful and he is all-knowing. Allah is eternal which means he was never born or will never die he is every lasting. "Say he is Allah the one. Allah is eternal and absolute. None is born of him, nor is he born, and there is none like him"(surah 112) As I am a Muslim my self I think that God is one he is all-powerful and all loving he is the creator of everything including the stars the sun the seas and even the entire universe is created by him. I do not question about Allah and how he created everything I just expect it as my belief and the holy Qur'an is the true and pure book as the guidance of Islam it had never been changed as it has been pasted down the centuries which itself is seen as a miracle. There can never be anyone or anything like Allah he is the only one for ever he was never born and will never die he has no sons or has no partners. All has give me this live as a test and if I past this test I will then go to heaven, my life on earth a temporary life and my real life is the life here after which is the life after death. ...read more.

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