What are the Religions of the world?

There are 12 major religions in the world and they are Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.
It is a belief of monotheism and the Bahá’í teachings assert that there is just one God and that his character is absolutely distant from the physical area of existence and that, therefore, his reality is totally unknowable.

Aqdas is the principal book of the Bahá’í Faith written by Bahá’u’lláh, the originator of the religion.  Bahá’u’lláh declared to be the prophetic attainment of Bábism, a 19th-century result of Shí‘ism, but in a general sense claimed to be a messenger from God relating to the fulfilment of the eschatological hope of all the major religions.

 It is a nontheistic religion that follows the teachings of Gautama Buddha, commonly known as Buddha.

In Buddhism, the sole aim of religious practice is the complete relief of dukkha (“suffering”) in saṃsara(Cycle of existence), which is called nirvana. Nirvana refers to the immovable stillness of mind after the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been finally extinguished.

It is the most well-practised religion all over the world. People who practice Christianity are known as Christians, and their Holy Scripture is “The Bible”.

Christians follow the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

It is also known as Ruism, and is attributed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

Hinduism is mostly practised in India and Nepal, as well as in other parts of the world. Unlike other religions, Hindus do not have any founders, no single scripture, and no usually agreed  teachings. Hindus culture and their lifestyle, are very well regarded in all the countries. There are a lot of followers for the religion. Hinduism is known as one of the most oldest religion in the world and some practitioner refer to it as Sanatana Dharma.

It is a religion that has been existing over decades ago. Islamic people are called Muslims, and they believe in one god “Allah” as the creator of the universe. Few of the verses from Islamic scripture the “Quran” is similar to the Christian Bible. Muhammad (PBUH) is the messenger of Allah, and all Muslims follow his path of guidance in Islam.

 is an ancient religion from India that teaches the way to freedom and happiness is to live a life of harmlessness and sacrifice. The aim of Jain life is to achieve liberty of the soul. Through a disciplined mode of nonviolence to all living creature, Jainism prepares a path to spiritual purity and enlightenment.

It is derived from the Hebrew word “Judah”. People who practice this religion are known as Jews. Their sacred texts are the Torah, Tanakh and Talmud.

It is the ethnic religion of the people of Japan. Focused on ritual practices to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.

The religion is founded in the Punjab region of the Indian Subcontinent by Guru Nanak. It has continued till ten successive guru’s and the last guru being the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib.  Sikhism is the fifth-largest organised religion in the world.

It is a religion with its origination from the Chinese and indicate’s living in harmony with Tao.  The term Tao means path, a way, principal or God and it is also found in many other religions other than Tao. Tao means something that is both the origin of and the force behind, everything that endures.


Zoroastrianism is practised based on the teachings of Zoroaster, a 6th-century BC Iranian prophet and philosopher. I It is widely known in remote areas of the Middle East, primarily Iran, but mostly in India, where the descendants of Zoroastrian Persian settler are known as Parsis, or Parsees.

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