Top 10 religions facts Selected as the most interesting among religions related questions in Religions quiz Which diseases are exceptionally common among Amishes?Genetic disorders. Since almost all Amish descend from about 200 18th-century founders, genetic disorders that come out due to inbreeding increase the mortality rate among Amish children. In contrast, cancer rates are 56 percent of the national rate.Created by: Kasiagenetics facts » What does the word "Islam" literally mean?Submission. Islam is the only major religion, along with Buddhism (if we consider the name of the religion to come from budh "to awake, know, perceive", and not the Buddha), whose name is not related to a person or ethnic group, but to the central idea of the religion.Created by: Debbie FoxIslam facts » What is written on the Saudi Arabia flag?Declaration of belief. The shahada is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet. The declaration in its shortest form reads: There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.Created by: KasiaSaudi Arabia facts » Entrance to which holy city is prohibited for non-believers?Mecca. In its modern period, Mecca has seen tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure. Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the Muslim world, although non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.Created by: Cleocities facts » Which religion is the most popular in the world?Christianity. The CIA's World Factbook gives the distribution of religions as Christian 33.39%, Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, non-religious 9.66%, atheists 2.01%. (2010 est.)Created by: globalquiz.orgHinduism facts » Why is Jerusalem a holy city for Muslims?It is the site of Muhammad's ascension to heaven. In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city, after Mecca and Medina. In Islamic tradition in 610 CE it became the first Qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (later moved by Muhammad to Mecca), and Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later, ascending to heaven where he speaks to God, according to the Quran.Created by: globalquiz.orgIsrael facts » What are the holes in this Buddha statue for?Windows. The Laykyun Setkyar in Myanmar is the second tallest statue in the world at 116 meters (381 ft), plus 13.5 m (44 ft) for the throne. All top three tallest statues in the world depict Buddha.Created by: globalquiz.orgBuddha facts » Which city is associated with cremated bodies lying on the banks of a river?Varanasi. Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganges remits sins and that dying in Varanasi ensures release of a person's soul from the cycle of its transmigrations. Those who are lucky enough to die in Varanasi, are cremated on the banks of the Ganges, and are granted instant salvation. Thus, many Hindus arrive here for dying.Created by: globalquiz.orgdeath facts » What was the first major empire in the world to officially adopt Christianity as a state religion?Kingdom of Aksum (Africa). In about 316 AD, Frumentius and his brother Edesius from Tyre were taken to the Ethiopian court as slaves. They were given positions of trust by the monarch, and converted members of the royal court to Christianity. Ethiopia, a major empire at the time, was the second country to officially adopt Christianity (after Armenia).Created by: globalquiz.orgEthiopia facts » In which active religion is cat a revered animal?In Islam. Muhammad is reported to have said that "a love of cats is an aspect of faith". He prohibited the persecution and killing of cats. His favourite cat was a female named Muezza. According to a legend, a cat saved Muhammad from a snake. The grateful prophet stroked the cat's back and forehead, thus blessing all cats, and leaving the stripes on his forehead some cats still have on their coats. Created by: globalquiz.orgcats facts » Play religions quiz and see all the questions.