What sources of authority do Hindus follow?

What sources of authority do Hindus follow?

Holy writings are the most significant source of authority for certain Hindus. There are several sacred texts known as Shastras. The primary texts are divided into two categories: Shruti texts and Smriti texts. The word "Shruti" means "that which is heard", and these texts are considered holy because they were spoken by God. The main examples are the Vedas. The other category is called Smriti, which means "that which is remembered". These are texts that were written by humans but still contain information about how to live life successfully. They are useful because we can't ask God for advice like you could with the Vedas.

The teachings of various Hindu gurus (teachers) are also important sources of authority. Gurus can be living or dead. When they are alive, they are often teachers in religious institutions such as churches or temples. However, some religions have had many famous gurus who did not teach in a formal setting. Instead, they taught individuals privately or within small groups. The teachings of these gurus cover a wide variety of topics from the basic concepts of their religion to more specific guidelines on how to conduct oneself.

In addition to holy writings and gurus, some Hindus may look to leaders as sources of authority. A leader is someone who others trust to know what action should be taken under particular circumstances.

What sources of authority are accepted by Sunnis today?

Islamic sacred writings are sources of wisdom and authority. Dr. Mustafa Shah summarizes some of the most important textual sources of knowledge and authority in Islam, from both the Sunni and Shi'a traditions, in this article. Hadith, sunnah, shari'ah, tafsir, and kalam are some of them.

The four major schools of Sunni theology-the Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i, and Hanbali-are based on these traditional sources of authority. So are the two major branches of Shia Islam: the Imamite and the Zaydi. Although they differ in many ways, both branches derive their authority from the same sources as the Sunnis.

These include the Qur'an, the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad, the opinions of the early generations of Muslims (salaf), and finally the interpretations of the scholars (fuqaha'). In other words, everyone agrees that the only way to know what God's will is for us to understand it through the examples he has given us in the Qur'an and the teachings of his messenger.

In addition to these traditional sources of authority, there are also newer forms of learning that have become popular among certain groups within Sunni Islam. These include mu'tazilah, al-tajdid, and fiqh.

What kind of scriptures do Hindus believe in?

Hinduism, on the other hand, is rich in scripture, having a massive collection of ancient religious works. Hindus believe that God imparted knowledge to enlightened individuals, who passed them on orally for thousands of years. The Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, and the Bhagavad Gita, or Song of God, are among the texts. They deal primarily with spirituality but also include discussions on politics, society, and philosophy.

Hindus believe that these texts contain all knowledge and therefore they have great value for humanity. In fact, it is believed that every time someone reads a verse from the Bhagavad Gita, his life is saved.

The Bible has inspired many good things in the world but it also contains errors that have been propagated by people with motives other than helping others. For example, there are parts of the New Testament that were probably written as early as 100 A.D., but some people continue to quote them today because they want to say that Jesus is their god.

Even though Hindus consider both the Bible and the Quran to be sacred books, they believe that only Hindus can save souls after death. Since most Indians are Hindu, this means that most Indians will go to heaven!

It is very important for Hindus to follow what's called "the path of righteousness". This means doing acts of kindness, charity, and devotion to God will earn them moksha or liberation.

What are the main sources of authority in Islam?

The Qur'an: God's Word The primary source of authority in Islam. It is the whole book of wisdom for mankind, and Allah revealed it to the Prophet Muhammad (through the Angel Jibril) during a 23-year period. It contains everything needed by humans to have a good life here on earth and to enter heaven upon death.

The Prophet: God's Messenger Humans can only obey what they hear from someone who has been sent by God. This means that the Prophet was required to convey God's messages to his people and he was also given power by God to make decisions about religious matters. He was not only a messenger but also a leader who made important political decisions as well.

The Imams: Successors to the Prophet Muslims believe that there will be prophets after Muhammad and they will continue to convey God's messages to humanity. After the death of the last prophet there will be no more prophets nor will there be any more books written.

So in summary, the three main sources of authority in Islam are the Quran, the Prophet and the Imams.

What are the main sources of Hindu law?

The Shrutis are regarded as the primary sources of Hindu law. Shruti is also known as Veda. There are four Vedas in Hindu law: Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda, and Atharveda. The Brahmins used to read out to the public what was written in the Vedas. As time passed by, priests started interpreting the Vedic texts themselves. This led to the creation of many different schools of Hindu law.

The Brahmanical schools are: Dharmashastra, Dharma-sūtra, Ishvara-pranidhana, Mīmāṃsā, Nyaya, Pañcatantra, and Vishnu-dharmottara. The Buddhist schools are: Abhidharma, Amba-gaccha, Amarasiya, Assamasa, Atiyala, Caittiya, Cakravartin, Dhammapada, Digha Nikaya, Ekachakra, Gautama, Gotama, Harsha, Jainism, Mahavihara, Majjima, Markandeya, Milinda, Naropa, Pudgalavada, Sthaviravada, Vasubandhu, Vimoksha, and Yona. The Islamic schools are: Falsafa, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafii.

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