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The Qur'an (Koran) As the word of God the Qur'an embodies the same authority for every Muslim, whether Sunni or Shi'a and makes Islam 'the religion of the book' Sacred Writings of World Religions, page 115 The Qur'an is the written record of the revelation of Allah through the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad during his lifetime - he received these divine revelations over a period of twenty-three years.
The Qur'an: is revered by Muslims is considered to be written without error cannot be questioned The principle affirmation of the Qur'an, which underlies all of the suras (chapters), is: Allah is one only Allah is to be worshipped
Allah is: the God of judgement trustworthy and forgiving Compassionate merciful
The Qur'an consists of 114 suras (chapters) Suras vary considerably in the length of verses. e.g. the longest sura is Al-Baquarah consisting of 286 verses the shortest is Alkawthar consisting of 3 verses. In total the Qur'an has 6,666 verses.
the reality and attributes of God the spiritual world God's purpose for mankind man's relationship and responsibility to Allah the coming of the Day of Judgement life hereafter The Qur'an speaks in a powerful, moving language about:
rules for living stories of earlier prophets and their communities vital insights and understandings concerning the meaning of existence and human life of the ritualistic aspects of Islam e.g. Zakah, fasting and the Hajj of the moral and ethical codes of criminal laws of social, economic and state policies The Qur'an contains: The Qur'an gives an outline:
From the Qur'an, Muslims derive the inspiration and impetus for their daily lives. For example: passages of the Qur'an are recited during each of the five daily prayers it is regarded as a book of guidance for daily living