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Sacred Scriptures
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Every religion have their own sacred scriptures. These scriptures are considered to be divine and of holy origin. The monotheist religions such as Islam and Christianity etc consider their sacred texts to be the word of their own God.

Hinduism is a vast religion and has various texts which they view as sacred. The Vedas are very important religious scriptures and are of much importance.Sacred Scriptures Amongst the vedas Rigveda is considered to be composed between 1300-1500 BCE and that makes it the world`s oldest scriptures. The Bhagwat Gita is also considered to be a very important religious book and it is said that Lord Krishna`s words to Arjuna during the war of Mahabharata is compiled in the Bhagwat Gita.

Buddhism in due course established Universities at Nalanda Vikramashila and Taxila. Many monks and chiefs studied in them. A large number of Buddhist literature has cropped up as a result of these Universities. Many of these Buddhist writings are found in Tibetan texts, Chinese translations, and even in distant NorthWest countries.

The various books written by Jesus`s followers after his death called the New Testament, along with the Old Testament makes up the Christian Bible. The Bible holds all the teachings of Jesus on how all Christians should live out their lives.

The oldest Parsi scripture is known as Gatha. Later on it came to be written in Zend (commentary) and Avesta (the language in which it was later written). So it is now known as Zendavesta.

The Quran contains the spoken words of Allah. The Quran is revealed in the Arabic language and it is noted for its inimitable excellent language. It has 114 chapters which are not chronologically arranged. The different pronouncements by the Prophet at different intervals were recorded and arranged in their present form by orders of Caliph Uthman (645-656). It is worthy of note that the prophet was not a man of letters. Therefore, the utterances in the Quran are considered to be genuine speech of God himself.

Kitab-i-Iqan was written partly in Persian and partly in Arabic by Bahá`u`lláh the prophet founder of the Bahá`í Faith in 1862. At this time Bahá`u`lláh was living as an exile in Baghdad, then a part of the Ottoman Empire.
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