By Massimo Campanini
This hugely topical advent to the holy e-book of Islam comprises crucial reference assets akin to a chronology of the revelation, weblinks and wide courses to additional reading.
Exploring the Qur'an's reception via heritage, its key teachings and its position in modern concept and trust, the booklet analyzes:
- the Qur'an because the be aware of God
- its reception and verbal exchange through the Prophet Muhammad
- the constitution and language of the text
- conceptions of God, the holy legislation and jihad
- Islamic commentaries on Qur’anic teachings in the course of the ages.
The Qur'an: The Basics is a concise and easy-to-read introduction to the textual content that offers the rules of Muslim religion, right-living and day-by-day worship.
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Alamìn) The rapid rhythm, which is almost suffocating, the culminating vision of the terrible moment of the end of the world, the oaths and curses, the understanding that there is a supreme force, without any limits in its power, that governs the universe, everything demonstrates, especially in the rhyming original Arabic, that the 25 26 STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION Arabic structure of the original text gives this chapter a literary character of great potency, something that the translation cannot hope to reproduce fairly.
40). Light guides and sustains all in the true faith and is a gift of God yet not provided to those wandering in the darkness. According to Islam in order to prevent obsessions, uncertainties and fears tormenting humanity it is necessary to set out to seek the divine light. CONCEPTIONS OF GOD: HIS ACTIONS The previous section is a summary of what the Qurʾan has to say in allusion to the essence of God. God may be chiefly grasped through His actions. The first of God’s actions is obviously creation.
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