Islam vs Shinto


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Place of origin Mecca, Saudi Arabia Japan
Place of worship Mosque/masjid, any place which is clean. Shrines.
Concept of Deity God (Allah) is the only god and is all-powerful and omniscient. Numerous deities. The sun is one of the most important ones(they believe that the sun is a goddess).
Life after death A Muslim and all the beings will be accountable to Allah on the Day of Judgement. Yomi
Use of statues and pictures Muslims are not permitted to depict the image of God nor any prophet. Permitted.
Clergy Imam leads congregational prayer in a mosque. Sheikh, Maulana, Mullah and Mufti Priests, miko, etc.
Scriptures The Quran/Koran (the direct words of Allah through Angels to the Prophet. Hadith are not holy scriptures but sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Kojiki, Nihon Shoki
Practices Five pillars: Testament that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger (shahadah); prayer five times daily; fast during Ramadan; charity to the poor (zakat); pilgrimage (Hajj). Visit to shrines to pay homage to Shinto deities; Shamanism, etc.
Goal of religion Submission to the will of God, peace. To serve the Shinto deities, or Kami, as they are known.
Definition Islam is an Arabic word for "Submission or surrender in Ultimate Peace".Muslim means a believer in One God (Al-Illah or Allah) Way of the gods.
Time of origin 610 CE Approx. 700 B.C.
Rites Five pillars: Prayer, purification, funerals, circumsicion, sharing of animals in thanksgiving, Quran recitation, marriage. Shamanism.
Literal Meaning Islam means "submission", or the total surrender of oneself to the will of God. The root word means peace. The Way of the gods.
Second coming of Jesus Affirmed N/A.
Angels Angels are created from light and remain unseen as they worship and follow God's commands. Shintoists worship numerous spirits, called Kami.
Means of salvation Belief in one God, remembrance of God, repentance, fear of God and hope in God's mercy. By serving the Kami.
Status of women It it said in the Quran that all woman are equal to men, and should be treated like any other man. Women may become priestesses. But are still seen as less than men
View of Animistic religions Paganism is idolatry. Is pretty much an animistic religion.
Branches There is a political division Shia and Sunni Muslims, though it is not doctrinal. State Shinto, Religious Shinto, and Folk Shinto.
Population There are around 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. Islam is the second-largest faith of the planet and claims to be the fastest growing From 4 Million to 110 Million, debated. Most people that practice Shinto also practice Buddhism.
Marriage The holy union of a couple. Men in Islam may marry more than one women (but no more than four) as long as he can treat them all fairly, give them all their rights and support them all. Between one man and one woman.
Belief of God Only one God. Numerous deities.
About Islam is an Abrahamic religion originating with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (a decendent of Ishmael) born in 560 AD came to teach pure monotheism, restore the true religion which had been lost. submission to the Will of God, pure monotheism. Refers to the indigenous religion of Japan. With Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism entering into Japan, the Japanese wanted to ensure that their older religious traditions were preserved, so they named it, and made it the official religion of Japan.
Confessing sins Praying and repenting to god - no self-harm allowed Shinto has harae (purifying rites), which can be performed with water, salt, or a stick with paper dangling from its end.
Offshoot religions Baha'i Tenrikyo, other Japanese sects.
Clothes Women must present themselves modestly to cover the hair and body shape. The hands, face and feet may be left bare. Men must be modestly dressed and covered from waist to knee. Miko (young female temple assistants) wear white shirts and red skirts, and white and red hair ribbons.
Geographical distribution and predominance Islam exists worldwide while it is the dominant religion of the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, South-East Asia, and North Africa. Shinto has influenced Japan for several millenia, with the height appearing before Wolrd War 2
Religion which atheists may still be adherents of No. Yes: Shinto does not require belief to be necessary for a practitioner.
Holy days/Official Holidays Ramadan, Eid-ul Adha, Eid-ul Fitr The Japanese national holidays, as well as local shrine festivals (matsuri).
Original Language(s) Arabic Japanese
Three Jewels None Japan, kami, purity.
View of the Buddha N/A Buddha is followed by many Shintoists.
Concept of God Concept of the uncreated creator who brought about the universe - God - and that God had revealed a message (Quran) and a messenger (Muhammad) Numerous deities.
Geographical predominance Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, East Asia (Indonesia Malaysia), and the Balkans Japan, Hawaii
Legislation Sharia The Emperor is revered as the son of Ameratasu (the sun goddess).
Use of statues Forbidden - a medium between self and Creator does not exist. Permitted.
Original Language Arabic Japanese.
Original Languages Arabic Japanese.
Belief of God Belief in One God. Numerous deities.
Place and Time of origin 7'th Century AD. Approx. 2,700 years ago in Japan
Virtue(s) in which religion is based upon Peace. Cleanliness/ Purity, Respect.
View of Oriental religions All Religions were given the book and are people of the book but are FALSE religions Although Shinto became organized, in order to prevent being overtaken by Buddhism or any other religion, it sees no contradiction in belonging to any other religion.
View of Dharmic religions Extremely false and corrupted Buddhism is practiced by most Shintoists.
Belief Belief in one God,who has sent messengers with revelation and guidance for humanity so they may be guided to Islam (submission to God) & who have came with both good news and a warning, the last & final messenger being Muhammad صلى الله علي Shinto is both a religion and way of life of Japan. Numerous kami (gods/goddesses/spirits).

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July 28, 2011, 10:36pm

Kharijite and Shiite are NOT branches of Islam. They a corrupted!

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