Worship and Rites

Worship and Rites Religious Worship, Ceremyons and traditions associated with religion differ substantially between various Abrahamic religions. Among the few similarities is the cycle of seven days in which a day is nominally reserved for worship, prayer or other religious activities, this tradition is related to the Biblical story of Genesis in which God created the universe in six days , and rested on the seventh. Islam has to Friday as a special day for prayers in congregation, has no concept of ‘day off’. The practice in Orthodox Judaism is guided by the interpretation of the Torah and the Talmud. Before the destruction of the Temple, Jewish priests offered sacrifices there three times a day, after the practice was replaced by Jewish men pray three times a day, including the chanting of the Torah, toward the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.The obligations of prayer for Jewish women vary by denomination, in contemporary Orthodox practice, women do not read from the Torah and should only say certain parts of some of these services daily. Other practices include circumcision, dietary laws, Sabbath, Passover Seder, the study of Torah, phylacteries and others. Conservative Judaism, Reform Judaism and the Reconstructionist movement have different views. Christianity does not base their worship in the Old Testament texts, so they have no sacrificial rites as such, but its entire theology is based on the concept of God’s sacrifice of His Son Jesus for their blood to grant forgiveness of sins. However, offerings to Christian churches and charity toward the poor are strongly encouraged and take the place of sacrifice. Additionally, self-sacrifice in the form of Lenten penance and humility, in the name of Christ and according to his commandments (cf.Sermon on the Mount) are considered forms of sacrifice pleasing to God. Followers of Islam, Muslims should observe the Five Pillars of Islam. The first pillar is the belief in the unity of God and his prophet Muhammad as final. The second is to pray five times a day (salat) in the direction (qibla) of the Kaaba in Mecca. The Tecer pillar is Zakah, is a portion of personal wealth to be given to the poor or other specific causes, which means the donation of a specific portion of wealth and personal savings to people or causes that God mentions in the Quran . The normal portion to be paid is two and a half percent of personal savings. Fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan is the fourth pillar of Islam, in which only Muslims should be able to do so. Finally, Muslims are also obliged to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your life. Only individuals whose financial position is insufficient or health are exempt from making the Hajj.During his pilgrimage, the Muslims spend several days in prayer, repentance and most notably, circuvalando the Kaaba among millions of other Muslims. At the end of Hajj, sheep and other permissible animals are slaughtered to commemorate the moment when God replaced Abraham’s son Ismail with a sheep to prevent their slaughter. The meat of these animals is then distributed around the world Muslims, neighbors and family need. The Baha’is do not have a strict regimen of prayer but, nevertheless, still guides the prayer given by Bah ‘u’ll h and Abdu’l-Bah . The Bah ‘ s must make ablutions before praying and reciting at least one of three obligatory prayers (written by Bah ‘u’ll h daily. Baha’i Prayer often takes the form of a private activity during which Baha’is may choose to pray to the Qiblih (the Shrine of Bah ‘u’ll h ).Many Baha’is also hold meetings in their homes devout prayers and holy writings are read, sung, sung or recited. Baha’i devotional meetings are open to people of all faiths. A pilgrimage was established by Bah ‘u’ll h Baha’i, but the political conditions in Iraq and Iran prohibit most of the Baha’is visit these places. Originally, Baha’is were to visit either the House of Bah ‘u’ll h in Baghdad or the House of the B b in Shiraz, Iran. Baha’is currently references a ‘pilgrimage’ generally applied to the nine-day trip that visits Baha’i holy places in Haifa and Acre Bahji, Israel. Should also be noted that in addition to prayer and pilgrimage, Baha’is put emphasis on giving a place to worship in daily life. The work is seen as a way of honoring God as is the study of the scriptures.