Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Not ioned. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. DABESTĀN-E MAḎĀHEB (School of religious doctrines), an important text of the . Contained in the Dabistan,” Transactions of the Literary Society of Bengal 2.

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He tries to draw similarities between Vedanta and Sufi doctrines. According to them, the attributes of god were difficult to comprehend. The rules laid out to classify deeds as moral and immoral became the cornerstone for deciding the moral code of conduct of the civilizations over years. Let us register the fact that helpful practices like Zakath [8] charity etc. Some of these rituals relating to religion are generally followed to honor ancestors, the dead, god, higher powers, nature, dabiatan events, life of saints, prophets etc.

The most ancient form maxahib rituals involved worshipping nature and several elements of the dbistan and their fore- fathers. There are a number of unfortunate happenings that occur in the name of religion under the disguise of trying to maaahib it or establishing it.

Death ritual and society in Hindu North India since [28] http: Interpretation of pollution and waste in Benares [25] http: The Muhammedans were the strongest upholders of the Monotheism ideologies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The deed of giving charity is undoubtedly a good practice, a virtuous act.

Performing a ritual became an unquestionable act like a habit to some.


The breaking of rituals is considered inauspicious as it was considered as a direct invitation to evoke the wrath of deities. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Things might change if we could start looking at the purpose and point of religions instead of literally following what was said.

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All rituals are not necessarily religious. The above example gives us a hint to think that the author is thinking in parallel lines with his sect as the point of reference. Poston, The Sun Worshippers of Asia. This reflects their ideas of universe as god. One davistan with this approach arises when a seeker adheres to the first or second stages of understanding without progressing to the next stage.

Mazaib human intellect was always fascinated by the stars in the universe. They slammed the idea of accrediting every phenomenon in the universe with no concrete explanation like the origin of the universe, life, evolution etc.

Directly or indirectly all living systems depend on the sun for their food requirements.

And this is essential being a good person as the goal of most religious practices is the same at least in ideology. He describes the disputations in Akbar ‘s Ibadat Khana in detail, as if he had been there:. The opinions of rationalists were strongly resisted by theologians who argued that the human senses are limited to only five. In more cases than one we can also see rituals taking the shape of ceremonies.

The ultimate aim according to this theory is to attain the life of liberation and break out of the cycle of birth and death. This idea of god- the creator is most prominent. The concepts of racism, casteism try to lurk under the name of religion. Religion has some set of rules: Some believe god as the all-knowing caretaker and sustainer of the universe, the protector of good and slayer of evil.


Some believe the entire universe is a creation of god. An approach of tolerance and a bit of discretion is all we need.

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Is there something like a good or bad ritual? Leyden for the Asiatic Researchesxi, Calcutta. These days we see people using religion or the doctrines of religion for their own schemas and to justify their actions and ideologies.

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There always exists a constant painful tension between faith and reason. He also In the chapters that discuss Christianity, the author records a conversation between a Muselman and a Christian, showing that it is a comparative study.

From this originated the study of astronomy as we know it.

Peace, patience, and love are the cultures that every one of us must carry. It is interesting to note that the author, like most of the people of his sect displays chameleon-like identities when needed during the process of approaching some religions.

They can no longer be considered wrong as they were mere mortals enacting a role that was already decided and hence not responsible for their actions.