How Religions Around the World View Solar Eclipses
How Religions Around the World View Solar Eclipses

How Religions , Around the World , View Solar Eclipses.

With the upcoming April 8 total solar eclipse quickly approaching, Fox News offered readers an overview of how religions traditionally view eclipses.

Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism suggests that the karmic results of positive and negative actions are magnified during major astronomical events, including solar eclipses.

Christianity, Christian tradition connects eclipses with a number of significant events, including the death of Jesus and the "end times.".

Hinduism, In Hinduism, eclipses both solar and lunar are generally regarded as bad omens.

Islam, Muslims see a solar eclipse as a time for prayer and contemplating God.

The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah and they do not eclipse because of the death of someone... Whenever you see these eclipses pray and invoke (Allah), Kaiser Aslam, Muslim chaplain at the Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University, via Fox News.

Judaism, Similarly to Hinduism, Judaism views eclipses as "an ill omen for the world.".

Eclipses should be opportunities to increase in prayer and introspection — as opposed to prompting joyous blessings.

It is a sign that we really could and should be doing better, Rabbi Menachem Posner, via Fox News.

Fox News reports that Rabbi Mordechai Becher cited Judaism's longstanding connections with astronomy and the heavenly message eclipses deliver.

He created a system that would remind us regularly that our choices can create darkness, even at times when there should be light.

Our free will choices can create a barrier between us and the Divine light, but can also allow Divine light to be seen here, Rabbi Mordechai Becher, via Fox News