Islam: The Holy Qur'an and the Articles of Faith



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Due on January 17, 2018 (the first two elements)
Due on January 24, 2018 (the second two elements)
 Due On January 30,2018 (the last element and all responses)



The following is a list of the Articles of Faith, the pillars upon which Islam is built as communicated through the Qur’an. Your responsibility in this blog is to explain how FIVE different elements of the Articles of Faith are demonstrated using various verses found in the Qur’an. Students MAY NOT duplicate verses used by other bloggers in their initial post!


God:
There is only one God with no associate or partner. All that happened in the past, is happening now and is going to happen in the future is by the will of God.

The Angels: 
Angels are created from light and execute the commands of God without question.

The Books of God:
These include the Torah, the Psalms of David, The Gospel revealed to Jesus and the Qurān.

Prophets of God:
There were thousands of prophets who preached Godmessage. Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet for all humanity and completed the message of God.

Day of Judgment:
On this day, all mankind will be raised back to life and judged by God. Those whose good deeds outweigh their bad deeds will be allowed to  enter Paradise and those whose bad deeds outweigh their good deeds will be condemned to Hell except whom God has mercy on.

Divine Decree:
Gods predestination of all things and events and His Decree. Nothing in the universe can occur without the knowledge of God. Whatever He  desires, it occurs and whatever He does not desire, it doesnt occur. There is no power or any movement except by God.

Life after Death:
The eternal life in Paradise where one will be rewarded for living a righteous life on Earth, or the fire of Hell where one will be punished for  the evil that one committed.


Comments

  1. Angels:

    In the Islamic faith, similar to its Judo-Christian counterpart, angels are present throughout its holy text, often serving as messengers of God [Allah]. In conjunction with serving as the intermediaries between Allah and humanity, angels act as enforcers of Allah’s will and execute his commands unflinchingly. The Qur’an showcases this by detailing a case in which the Prophet Muhammad disclosed information in confidence to one of his partners, who then divulged it to another. The partner and, presumably, the one who was told the confidential information are called upon to repent to the Prophet: “If ye two turn in repentance to Him, your hearts are indeed so inclined; But if ye back up each other against him, truly Allah is his Protector, and Gabriel, and (every) righteous one among those who believe,− and furthermore, the angels − will back (him) up” (66:4). The Qu’ran effectively asserts that if there is a refusal to repent, Allah will side with the wronged Muhammad and, naturally, the angels will follow suit. The Qu’ran continues: “O ye who believe! save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do (precisely) what they are commanded (66:6). In enforcing Allah’s will, angels take to the task naturally and do not shy away from inflicting divine punishment in wrongdoers.

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  2. Prophets:

    In the Qu’ran, prophets are seen to be those who have received the message from God and therefore they are able to preach it to others. These people talk to the “wrongdoers” and tell them to worship Allah, for he is the one and only God, or else they will be sent to Hell. God will relieve prophets of their hardships and rescue them from towns of injustice and perversion: “and to Lut, too, We gave Judgment and Knowledge, and We saved him from the town which practised abominations: truly they were a people given to Evil, a rebellious people” 21:74. God saw that the prophets were his messengers and showed them his mercy. The prophets went around and destroyed the disbelievers, “Nay, We hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain, and behold, falsehood doth perish! Ah! woe be to you for the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us)” 21:18. The prophets were responsible for spreading the word of God, that there was only one and that they were to worship him exclusively.

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    1. Summer, I believe you interpret the Prophets accurately and I like the quote you used from 21:74. I like this quote from 7:77, because it shows how they keep the messengers accountable of their duties. I believe it offers another point of view. “Then they ham−strung the she−camel, and insolently defied the order of their Lord, saying: "O Salih! bring about thy threats, if thou art a messenger (of Allah)!"

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  3. Day of Judgement:

    The Day of Judgement comes after all of mankind has died and then resurrected before God to look back at their deeds and determine their ultimate fate. According to the Qu’ran, all deeds will be accounted for, even those seemingly small enough to not matter, “and if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account” 21:47. Muslims believe that Allah will be the one they are put before on this day, as he is the only one who knows and sees all, “In the end will He tell them the truth of their conduct, on the Day of Judgment. For Allah has full knowledge of all things” 58:7. “Nay, those who seek gain in evil, and are girt round by their sins,− they are companions of the Fire: Therein shall they abide (For ever)” 2:81. Those whose sins surround them will be subject to Hell, equated to fire multiple times in the Qu’ran. Those who are faithful and righteous will be “companions of the Garden: Therein shall they abide (For ever)” 2:82. This “Garden” can be interpreted as paradise, which is different for all people.

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    1. Summer, I believe your interpretation of how the Day of Judgement is represented in the Qu’ran is incredibly accurate. However, I believe your argument would benefit if you further delineated what occurs to virtuous followers of Allah vs the Unbelievers after this judgement takes place. The Qu’ran asserts, “The parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised!− beneath it flow rivers: perpetual is the enjoyment thereof and the shade therein: such is the end of the Righteous; and the end of Unbelievers in the Fire” (13:35). This idea that Muslims in the afterlife partake in the beauty of paradise, while detractors are cast into the “fire” [Hell] brings strength to why being virtuous for the Day of Judgement is emphasized in the Qu’ran.

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    2. Summer I think you kind of left out an important piece of the day of judgement. That even though the good are rewarded and the bad punished in the afterlife, those who ask for forgiveness are likely to get it. As the Quran puts it “Except for those that repent (Even) after that, and make amends; for verily Allah is Oft−Forgiving, Most Merciful. ” (3:89)

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  4. Day of Judgement:

    One idea permeated by the Muslim religion is that of the Day of Judgement, in which all people are brought before Allah to be judged whether their actions in life qualify them for paradise or hellfire. During this Day of Judgement, no small misdeed or case of dishonesty is free from scrutiny in the afterlife. As the Qur’an asserts, “No prophet could (ever) be false to his trust. If any person is so false, He shall, on the Day of Judgment, restore what he misappropriated; then shall every soul receive its due,− whatever it earned,− and none shall be dealt with unjustly” (3:161). In essence, one’s sins will continue to follow them to the grave and proper punishment, or reward, will be fairly dolled out to each soul. As well as describing the process of judgement each soul shall undertake, the Qu’ran details what occurs after judgement had taken place. Believers, the Qu’ran warns, should not be fooled by the arrogant manner of unbelievers as they are destined for Hell, while those who follow Allah will live forevermore in the “Garden” [Heaven]: “Little is it for enjoyment: Their [the unbelievers] ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (To lie on)! On the other hand, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath; therein are they to dwell (for ever),− a gift from the presence of Allah; and that which is in the presence of Allah is the best (bliss) for the righteous” (3:197-198)

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  5. In the Qu'ran and the Islamic faith, there is only one supreme God, Allah. Allah is the supreme deity in the Islamic faith, and no one or anything is above him, as he is truly above everything. He is consistently present throughout the Qu'ran and is demonstrated throughout it: “Wheresoever ye are, Allah will bring you Together. For Allah Hath power over all things.” 2:148. Allah could be compared to God in the Christian belief, and Brahman in the Hindu belief. He is comparable to God in the Christian belief as he is above everything, knows everything, and can possibly hold a paradise for you, if you stay faithful. He is comparable to Brahman as he is again, above everything, and is omnipresent. “Allah! There is no god but He,−the Living, the Self−Subsisting, Eternal.” 3:2. Also, if you reject the faiths of Allah, you will be punished; similar to how Christians believe that if you reject the faiths of God and commit sins, you will be punished. “Then those who reject Faith in the Signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty, and Allah is Exalted in Might, Lord of Retribution." 3:4. Again, Allah is consitently present throughout the entire Qu'ran, as he is one of the most important parts of the holy text. He is present from the very beginning: “In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.” 1:1. “Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;” 1:2. And to the very end: “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He beggeth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him." 112:(1-4). Allah is clearly demonstrated in the Qu'ran, although he might not compare in power to Grahman, which by the way ladies, I am more than enough man for all of you, just in case you didn't catch that last time.

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    1. Graham, although I do feel you did an accurate job in how you portrayed Allah and his power, I disagree with your comparison of Allah with Brahman. Although, Hinduism is technically a monotheistic religion, many Hindus worship their one personal incarnation of Brahman, such as Vishnu, etc. Meanwhile, the Muslim religion is very firm in its assertion Allah’s place as the sole deity: “That is Allah, your Lord! there is no god but He, the Creator of all things: then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose of all affairs” (6:102). Allah is, thus, portrayed as a singular all powerful deity

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    2. Graham i think your understanding of the Day Of Judgement is very complete but you could of expanded your post by saying how your actions in life not only affect you in death but also in life. As the Quran says: "What! Do those who seek after evil ways think that We shall hold them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds,− that equal will be their life and their death? Ill is the judgment that they make. ” (45:21)

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  6. The Prophets:

    The book of The Prophets describes how the prophets behaved and how they interacted with others. The chapter tells of how the prophets teach and also how they prepare for death. “We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least, and if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account” 21:47. They made clear the message of God and cast away all propositions of other gods, “He said, "Nay, your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, He Who created them (from nothing): and I am a witness to this (Truth)” 21:56. The chapter of The Prophets also states that “Verily in this (Qur'an) is a Message for people who would (truly) worship Allah” 21:106. This explains that the purpose of the prophets was to provide guidance to those who worship Allah. Another example of the purpose of the prophets, “It is He Who knows what is open in speech and what ye hide (in your hearts)” 21:110. The Prophets guided the followers of Islam and taught them the proper ways of life and how to worship God.

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  7. Life after death is a widespread belief in the Islamic faith. It is demonstrated in the Qu'ran, and shares similar qualities to that of the Christian beliefs. If you demonstrate good faith in Allah, you will be admitted to your own paradise, but if you reject the faiths of Allah, you will be punished. “Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring: and angels shall enter unto them from every gate (with the salutation): Peace unto you for that ye persevered in patience! Now how excellent is the final home!" 13:(23-24). “Except those who repent and believe, and work righteousness: for these will enter the Garden and will not be wronged in the least, − Gardens of Eternity, those which (Allah) Most Gracious has promised to His servants in the Unseen: for His promise must (necessarily) come to pass." 19:(60-61). However, if you stay unfaithful to Allah and reject the beliefs of him, you will be punished. “But if ye cannot− and of a surety ye cannot− then fear the Fire whose fuel is men and stones,− which is prepared for those who reject Faith." 2:24. “But those who reject Faith and belie our Signs,− they shall be companions of Hell−fire." 5:86. Life after death is also determined by the Day of Judgement, where one is brought before Allah and he decides if they should attain paradise or punishment.

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  8. Angels:

    In the Qur'an, Angels are depicted as obedient and loyal beings of pure light with the sacred duty of carrying out every command of Allah as well as worshipping him as their sole god. “And to Allah doth obeisance all that is in the heavens and on earth, whether moving (living) creatures or the angels: for none are arrogant (before their Lord). They all revere their Lord, high above them, and they do all that they are commanded.” (16:49-50). One of the Angels duties is to note humanity and report back to Allah, for he is, and will remain, all knowing. “Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and noted them), one sitting on the right and one on the left. Not a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to note it).” (50:17-18). Angels are observers of humanity and are not in the slightest human (while this may seem obvious, I would still like to state it). The sole purpose of Angels is to worship Allah and follow his every command without hesitation.

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    1. Connor, you mention in your argument that the angels sole purpose, besides following his commands, is to worship Allah. I believe this argument could be supported by including this quote, as it directly mentions angelic worship of Allah: “To Him belong all (creatures) in the heavens and on earth: Even those who are in His (very) Presence are not too proud to serve Him, nor are they (ever) weary (of His service). They [the angels] celebrate His praises night and day, nor do they ever flag or intermit” (21:19-20). I also believe this quote highlights an interesting aspect: that not only humans, but other celestial beings worship Allah and were in fact his originally worshippers before the creation of humans.

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  9. Angles:

    Angles are present throughout the Islamic religion. The angles were created by Allah according to the Koran, “Praise be to Allah, Who created (out of nothing) the heavens and the earth, Who made the angels, messengers with wings,− two, or three, or four (pairs): He adds to Creation as He pleases: for Allah has power over all things” 35:1. The angles were the messengers of God and delivered the truth of God. “O men! Call to mind the grace of Allah unto you! is there a creator, other than Allah, to give you sustenance from heaven or earth? There is no god but He: how then are ye deluded away from the Truth?” 35:3. The angles warned those who strayed or rejected Allah, “For those who reject Allah, is a terrible Penalty: but for those who believe and work righteous deeds, is Forgiveness, and a magnificent Reward” 35:7. In Islam, the angles are good and were created by God from light. Their purpose is to fulfill the commands of God and are in charge of guiding and protecting followers until the time of their death. “And Allah did create you from dust; then from a sperm−drop; then He made you in pairs. And no female conceives, or lays down (her load), but with His knowledge. Nor is a man long−lived granted length of days, nor is a part cut off from his life, but is in a Decree (ordained). All this is easy to Allah” 35:11.

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  10. Gods
    In the Islamic religion, there is the one, omnipotent god, Allah. Allah is both a kind and merciful god, but firm and must ensure that sinners who are deserving of punishment are reprimanded. Allah has the power to both reward, and punish those on the earth. Those who refuse to follow the path set by the Qur’an, are subject to punishment. “…If Allah will[s], He [can]take away their faculty of hearing and seeing; for Allah hath power over all things. ” 2:20 In order to be faithful to Allah, one must devote themself to him. They must accept Allah as the one true God, and abide by the teachings of the holy Qur’an. Those who remain faithful to Allah will “eat and drink of the sustenance provided by Allah” as long as they “do no evil nor mischief on the (face of the) earth. ” 2:60

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    1. ReAnna, what you have said here is very accurate. Your post includes practically every feature of Allah, such as that he is omnipotent and that he is a kind and merciful god, but is also firm and ensures thar sinners deserve punishment. I think you could strengthen your claim here even more by possibly including that Allah is the only one who decides who goes to Heaven and to Hell on the Day of Judgement, the only thing that I did not necessarily see in your post. “He will go before his people on the Day of Judgment, and lead them into the Fire (as cattle are led to water): But woeful indeed will be the place to which they are led! And they are followed by a curse in this (life) and on the Day of Judgment: and woeful is the gift which shall be given (unto them)!" 11:(98-99). I believe this will help your claim in an effective way.

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    2. ReAnna, I agree with your analysis and I like the quote you used, 2:20, where it says that Allah has power over all things. I also offer another quote which I believe conveys that same point, “the way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.” 1:7

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  11. Day of judgement:

    The Quran makes sure to point out that a day of judgement is absolutely inevitable. In the Quran 4:87 it says: “Allah! There is no god but He: of a surety He will gather you together against the Day of Judgment, about which there is no doubt. And whose word can be truer than Allah's? ” which essentially says that Allah says there will be a day of judgement and there is no word more true than Allah’s. So the Quran brings up the question of “when is the day of Judgement?” As it says in the Quran 75:6​-11 “He questions:‘When is the Day of Resurrection?’ At length, when the sight is dazed, And the moon is buried in darkness. And the sun and moon are joined together, That Day will Man say: ‘Where is the refuge?’ By no means! No place of safety! “ So essentially when the solar system is out of whack and there will be nowhere to run that’s how you know the day of judgement has come. In the Quran when that day of judgement does come your good and bad deeds will be weighed and you will be either rewarded or punished. Demonstrated in the Quran 101:6​-9 “Then, he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) heavy, Will be in a life of good pleasure and satisfaction. But he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) light, Will have his home in a (bottomless) Pit.”

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  12. Life after death:

    After having your good and bad deeds weighed it is then determined whether you deserve to be allowed to enter “the garden.” Or as the Quran says, “Enter ye the Garden, ye and your wives, in (beauty and) rejoicing. To them will be passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be there all that the souls could desire, all that their ayes could delight in: and ye shall abide therein (for eye). Such will be the Garden of which ye are made heirs for your (good) deeds (in life). Ye shall have therein abundance of fruit, from which ye shall have satisfaction.” Or whether you deserve to be punished in hell. The Quran describes it as “The sinners will be in the Punishment of Hell, to dwell therein (for aye): Nowise will the (Punishment) be lightened for them, and in despair will they be there overwhelmed. Nowise shall We be unjust to them: but it is they who have been unjust themselves.” (43:75-77)

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    1. Max, the Qu'ran also states what distinguishes between someone being worthy of the Garden or of Hell, and how that is decided. On Judgement Day, one will stand before Allah and his deeds will be examined. “Say to those who reject Faith: "Soon will ye be vanquished and gathered together to Hell,−an evil bed indeed (to lie on)! 3:12. Those who do not believe in Allah as the one and only God are among those who are punished with Hell.

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  13. God:

    According to Islam, there is only a single God, which is referred to as Allah. Allah is the creator of all and all knowing. He has no definite shape or form, because he is everywhere observing everything. “That is Allah, your Lord! there is no god but He, the Creator of all things: then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose of all affairs. No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.” (6:102-103). Allah is the lord of all beings and the highest entity that there is. “Do they seek for other than the Religion of Allah?−while all creatures in the heavens and on earth have, willing or unwilling, bowed to His Will (Accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back.” (3:83). All being bend to Allah's will, whether they are Muslim or not. Allah is the supreme entity that should be worshipped by all for he knows all and controls all.

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    1. Connor, I believe that you delineate a fair image of how Allah is portrayed in the Muslim religion. However, I think your argument would benefit by indicating that Allah is supposed to be an all knowing presence, and that no sin can be hidden from his gaze. The Qur’an illustrates this fact in the context of the Day of Judgement: “But he who is given his Record behind his back,− Soon will he cry for perdition, 
And he will enter a Blazing Fire” (84:10-112). This quote showcases that even if one tries to hide his “Record,” this most likely referring to the record of one’s deeds in life, the all knowing Allah will be able to see this “Record” and will dole out any due punishment.

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  14. Angels
    In the Islamic religion, angels serve the purpose of delivering the word of Allah, and carrying out deeds ordered by him. They assist him in carrying out reward for those who are faithful, and punishment to those who are not. “Is it not enough for you that Allah should help you with three thousand angels (Specially) sent down?” (3:124) This shows how Allah sends his angels down to those who are in need if they have lived a holy life. Their job also requires them to bring forth the punishment that the sinners have earned by denying faith in Allah. “If thou couldst see, when the angels take the souls of the Unbelievers (at death), (How) they smite their faces and their backs, (saying): "Taste the penalty of the blazing Fire− ” 8:51 It is also the responsibility of the angels to tend to the souls of those who have passed. It is the duty of “[Allah’s] angels take [a man’s] soul, and they never fail in their duty.” 6:61 They are the foot soldiers of Allah.

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    1. ReAnna, your initial post here explains what angels are. I believe that you could strengthen your post by explaining that angels are beings of pure light and good, and recognize the good of people who worship Allah, and although you generally stated that, I believe you could go more into depth. A quote that could possibly help: “(Namely) those whose lives the angels take in a state of purity, saying (to them), "Peace be on you; enter ye the Garden, because of (the good) which ye did (in the world)." 16:32. I believe this quote would help deepen your post.

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  15. God:

    In the Islam religion, Allah is the one and only God, reigning over all of his creations. He is seen as all-knowing and all-seeing, being the only one able to judge people when their day comes. “Say: "My Lord knoweth (every) word (spoken) in the heavens and on earth: He is the One that heareth and knoweth (all things)." ” 21:4. Allah is eternal, the flame that connects all Muslims. He chooses everyone’s fate in this world, “He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases,” 3:6. Allah is the bringer of all news, as is the Christian God. He brought the “Book” (Qu’ran) and created the religion. A common misconception is that Muhammed is the creator of the religion, however to Muslims he is simply God’s messenger on Earth. He is simply a prophet, sent to spread the word of Allah. He serves as a protector, while being vulnerable himself. He governs all things on Earth, making fair judgements of every one. Those who believe in Him will be subject to great fortune, those who do not will be punished.

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  16. Books of God:

    The Islam belief does recognize the other religious texts that were relevant at the time. The Qu’ran speaks of the Book itself, the Law sent to Moses, the Gospel sent to Jesus Christ and the Psalms of David. They believe that all of these works were messages sent to God and that the receivers of them were prophets sent to spread Allah’s word. “We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms,” 4:163. Muslims believe that the Qu’ran was sent to confirm the word of God that was truth in the other texts, and to fix the indiscrepincies that appeared over time. “He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind” 3:3. The messages sent to these prophets were meant to guide the world to Allah, to make them see that He is the one and only God. While the Qu’ran is the official book of the religion, Muslims do follow the word of God sent through the other texts, just not in the same way that those who practice the religions do.

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  17. In the Islamic faith, Allah is considered to be the the only God and all that happens in the world are products of his will. The Qur’an emphasizes Allah’s power by asserting his place as a singular divine being: “He to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: no son has He begotten, nor has He a partner in His dominion: it is He who created all things, and ordered them in due proportions” (25:2). Despite the multiple similarities between the Muslim and Christian religions, this passage clears sets the two religions apart. The Qur’an effectively showcases not only the soleness of Allah’s power, but the distance of Allah maintains with humanity compared to the Christian God, who begot a child. The Qur’an also asserts that Allah, with all his infinite knowledge and power, created humanity and is solely responsible for their condition: “It is Allah Who created you [humans] in a state of (helpless) weakness, then gave (you) strength after weakness, then, after strength, gave (you weakness and a hoary head: He creates as He wills, and it is He Who has all knowledge and power” (30:54). As evident in this quote, Allah is seen as possible for progressing the human condition, from bringing them up from their weakness and giving them strength, etc.

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    1. Hey Isabelle, your recognition that the Quran says Allah is all powerful is very comprehensive. But you only really briefly mentioned that Allah is also all knowing. The Quran says “Whether ye reveal anything or conceal it, verily Allah has full knowledge of all things. ” (33:54​) in addition to being omnipotent.

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  18. The Day of Judgement is a prominent feature in the Islamic faith. This is when mankind is brought before Allah himself and he judges each individual to see if they shall go to paradise or be brought to hellfire. “-and on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.” 2:85. This excerpt from the Qu'ran also assures that no small misdeed or hateful action will go unnoticed by Allah, as he is all-knowing. Anyone who commits evil deeds in life (and does not make up for them) will be sent to hellfire; “Verily he who comes to his Lord as a sinner (at Judgment),− for him is Hell: therein shall he neither die nor live." 20:74. However, those who are righteous and commit good deeds in life will be sent to paradise: “But such as come to Him as Believers who have worked righteous deeds,− for them are ranks exalted,− Gardens of Eternity, beneath which flow rivers: they will dwell therein for aye: such is the reward of those who purify themselves (from evil).” 20:(75-76). Also, only Allah himself can decide whether you are sent to Hell or sent to paradise. This is similar to other faiths, such as Christianity. But not to fear, as if you do not purify yourself and are sent to Hell, you will at least have a smokin' hot body.

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    1. Mr. Bryer I think your understanding of Judgement Day is very strong but it could be strengthened by reinforcing that it is absolutely going to come. “The Hour will certainly come: Therein is no doubt: Yet most men believe not.” (40:59) This is similar to the second coming in Christianity. Where it’s going to happen and people will be judged whether their actions in life iclict sweet relief or eternal damnation.

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  19. Divine Decree:

    One of the Articles of Faith permeated by the Islamic faith is the idea of Divine Decree. Divine Decree entails everything in the universe happens as Allah wishes, and if he does not desire an outcome it will not happen. Furthermore, nothing in the universe can occur without his knowledge. Qu’ran further develops this idea by asserting that Allah sets a “term” for all his creations: “He it is created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term (for you). And there is in His presence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!” (6:2). While the particulars of this “term” are not further elaborated, it could be interpreted as how much time one has on Earth, or, perhaps, the social class or circumstances they are born into. Nevertheless, ones “term” is as Allah wishes it. The Qu’ran follows this claim by once again emphasizing Allah’s all knowing nature: “And He is Allah in the heavens and on earth. He knoweth what ye hide, and what ye reveal, and He knoweth the (recompense) which ye earn (by your deeds)” (6:3). In essence, Allah knows all humanity tries to hide and as well as what one’s deeds in life will earn them later, this once agin playing into the Day of Judgement idea.

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    1. Isabelle, I completely agree with the points you make here about God's divine decree, and that Allah knows all. I think you could have expanded more on the idea of human responsibility as Allah does expect for one to be able to be responsible for their own actions. As he does know all, “From Allah, verily nothing is hidden on earth or in the heavens," 3:5, it is one's own actions that they are responsible for, praying to God for guidance.

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  20. Prophets of Allah:

    The sole purpose of the prophets of Allah is to relay the messages of Allah to all other humans so that they may worship the one true god: Allah. In fact, the Qur'an itself is composed of the messages from Allah's prophets. “Before thee, also, the messengers We sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: If ye realise this not, ask of those who possess the Message. Nor did We give them bodies that ate no food, nor were they exempt from death. In the end We fulfilled to them Our Promise, and We saved them and those whom We pleased, but We destroyed those who transgressed beyond bounds.” (21:7-9). The prophets were not angels, and the received no special abilities by being a messenger of Allah, they sent the message to save other from damnation. The prophets served to heed the word of Allah and raise awareness to others of false gods that are not worthy of praise.

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    1. While your claim is correct that prophets relay the messages of God, they are also sent to provide guidance for people to know how to distinguish between good and evil. “And know that ye are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give (these) good tidings to those who believe,” 2:223.

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    2. Connor, your initial post generally explains what prophets are. I believe you could go even further and explain that the prophets were shown the mercy of Allah, as I did not necessarily see that in your post. “Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect." 33:56.

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    3. Connor, I think it is an interesting important point to make that the prophets are indeed human. One would think that the fact that the prophets are human, unlike angels, would provide people with a point of reference that they can empathize with. They would be able to see that humans are capable of abiding by the Qur’an, not just angels. However, for some, it had an opposite effect. “Shall (mere) human beings direct us?" So they rejected (the Message) and turned away.” 64:6 Some only feel compelled to abide by the rules set forth by superior beings.

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  21. Life After Death:

    In the Islamic faith, life after death is a topic touched upon the Koran and within the teachings of the religion. There is evidence of heaven and hell as well as how one could wind up in either place. “If thou dost marvel (at their want of faith), strange is their saying: "When we are (actually) dust, shall we indeed then be in a creation renewed?" They are those who deny their Lord! They are those round whose necks will be yokes (of servitude): they will be Companions of the Fire, to dwell therein (for aye)! ”(13:5) The Koran says that righteous and good people will fill heaven and be rewarded in life, “the righteous (will be) amid gardens and fountains (of clear−flowing water).”(15:45) Oppositely, people who sin and do wrong in life, or reject Allah as God, will be punished with hell. “For those who respond to their Lord, are (all) good things. But those who respond not to Him,− Even if they had all that is in the heavens and on earth, and as much more, (in vain) would they offer it for ransom. For them will the reckoning be terrible: their abode will be Hell,− what a bed of misery!” (13:18) Hell is described in the Koran as the place for sinners, “To it are seven gates: for each of those gates is a (special) class (of sinners) assigned.” (15:44) The idea of life after death is discussed in many different ways in Islam but is always based in this simple concept.




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    1. Sierra, your post here is very efficient in explaining what life after death is in the Islamic faith. However, I believe your claim could be strengthened even more by adding more description of the features of Heaven and Hell. (You did touch on it, but I believe that if you went more in depth of it, it would be even more effective). For Heaven you could add: “Allah hath promised to Believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful mansions in gardens of everlasting bliss. But the greatest bliss is the good pleasure of Allah: that is the supreme felicity." 9:72. For Hell you could add: “Say, "The truth is from your Lord": Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it): for the wrong−doers We have prepared a Fire whose (smoke and flames), like the walls and roof of a tent, will hem them in: if they implore relief they will be granted water like melted brass, that will scald their faces, how dreadful the drink! How uncomfortable a couch to recline on!" 18:29. I believe that both of these would be a great addition to your post.

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  22. Divine Decree:

    In the Islamic faith, Allah is the one and only God. He is all knowing and all powerful and is the one who created and controls the earth. “Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that ye can see; is firmly established on the throne (of authority); He has subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law)! Each one runs (its course) for a term appointed. He doth regulate all affairs, explaining the signs in detail, that ye may believe with certainty in the meeting with your Lord.”(13:2) Allah is the controller of all things, and he does things on his own will, “we sent not a messenger except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in order to make (things) clear to them. Now Allah leaves straying those whom He pleases and guides whom He pleases: and He is Exalted in power, full of Wisdom.” (14:4) Along with being all powerful, Allah is also all knowing, and the Koran says that everything that is on the earth is within his sight. “Allah doth know what every female (womb) doth bear, by how much the wombs fall short (of their time or number) or do exceed. Every single thing is before His sight, in (due) proportion.” (13:8) While Allah has angels and messengers, he is a single force who is supreme. “He to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: no son has He begotten, nor has He a partner in His dominion: it is He who created all things, and ordered them in due proportions.” (25:2)

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    1. Sierra, I believe you could further expand on the idea that everything occurs as Allah wills it and what he wills comes to fruition through his own power. The Qu’ran highlights this fact when discussing the fate of the unbelievers, who are forsaken to burn in Hell for eternity. The Qu’ran explains, “[The Unbelievers] will dwell therein [Hell] for all the time that the heavens and the earth endure, except as thy Lord willeth: for thy Lord is the (sure) accomplisher of what He planneth” (11:107). These quote becomes cautionary as it shows that Unbelievers are destined for hell, so one should accept Allah’s will into their life as he does what he intends, and avoid this fate.

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  23. Divine Decree:
    In the Quran the Divine Decree is represented by two main complementary ideas. The first being that Allah is all powerful and whatever he wants to happen happens. Or as the Quran says “To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He decreeth a matter, He saith to it: "Be," and it is.” (2:117) The second is that Allah is omniscient, and that nothing can be hidden from him. The Quran explains this saying, “To Allah belong the east and the West: Whithersoever ye turn, there is the presence of Allah. For Allah is all−Pervading, all−Knowing. ”(2:115) So Allah knows everything you say and do and has the power to do anything.

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    1. Another aspect of the divine decree is that God is merciful, as the Qu'ran states he only puts burdens on people that He is certain can handle them. He is all-knowing and wise, and He is able to bring great harm to people if He pleases, however he shows mercy. “He could have put you into difficulties: He is indeed Exalted in Power, Wise,” 2:220.

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    Life after Death:

    The Islamic religion believes that death is a natural process that no human is capable of escaping, but death is not a bad thing. Death is believed to simply be the gateway into a new eternal life, either in Heaven or Hell. “(To the righteous soul will be said:) 'O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction! Come back thou to thy Lord,− well pleased (thyself), and well−pleasing unto Him! Enter thou, then, among My devotees! Yea, enter thou My Heaven!'” (89:27-30). The purpose of this belief in a life after death is to ensure that those who believe in the Islamic faith are avoiding sins in order to ensure their spot in heaven. There is a phase between death and admittance to Heaven or Hell where all souls are judged. “Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception.” (3:185). In the day of judgement, one will be judged upon how well they followed the rules of Allah that were brought fourth by the prophets as well as how many good deeds they have accumulated.

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    1. Connor, I believe that you have a solid post here. But I think you neglected to talk about the non-believers in this situation? What happens to those who do not believe in the Islamic faith? “O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and give up what remains of your demand for usury, if ye are indeed believers” 2:278.

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  25. Life After Death
    In the Islamic religion, it is believed that the soul continues on after death. The physical body is nothing but a shell in which the human soul is encased in. Death is looked upon as a natural and necessary occurrence, and is welcomed. The fate of your soul is determined by the life that you lived prior to your death. If you followed the teachings of the Qur’an, and devoted your life to Allah, then you will be granted the privilege of access to The Garden. “…those who are blessed shall be in the Garden: They will dwell therein for all the time that the heavens and the earth endure, except as thy Lord willeth: a gift without break.” 11:108 Those who lived a life of sin and denounced Allah, are prohibited entry of The Garden. “…Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong−doers be no one to help.” 5:72

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    1. Howdy there ReAnna! I found your post on life after death helpful and easy to understand. It is even set up for an easy connection to the day of judgement. Before you are admitted to life after death, Allah must first judge whether you will be admitted into Paradise or Hell, similarly to how you will be judged on the day of judgement. “On that Day will men proceed in companies sorted out, to be shown the deeds that they (had done). ​
Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it! ​
And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it.” (99:6-8).

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  26. The prophets in the Islamic faith are the messengers of Allah. They spread his word to other people, and Allah shows them his mercy because he knows this. “These were the men to whom We gave the Book, and authority, and prophethood: if these (their descendants) reject them, Behold! We shall entrust their charge to a new people who reject them not.” 6:89. Prophets spread the word of Allah to other people such as people who didn't worship Allah, and they recieved guidance from Allah. “Those were the (prophets) who received Allah's guidance: Copy the guidance they received; Say: "No reward for this do I ask of you: This is no less than a message for the nations.” 6:90. Prophets were sent to towns to spread the word of Allah: “Whenever We sent a prophet to a town, We took up its people in suffering and adversity, in order that they might learn humility.” 7:94. The prophets would often try to help and spread the message of Allah, but not all people of the town were willing to listen. “If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, We should indeed have opened out to them (All kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth; but they rejected (the truth), and We brought them to book for their misdeeds." 7:96.

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    1. Graham, I agree with your interpretations of the prophets, I offer this quote to go alongside your interpretation: “Do they just wait for the final fulfilment of the event? On the day the event is finally fulfilled, those who disregarded it before will say: "The messengers of our Lord did indeed bring true (tidings). Have we no intercessors now to intercede on our behalf? Or could we be sent back? then should we behave differently from our behaviour in the past." In fact they will have lost their souls, and the things they invented will leave them in the lurch” 7:53.

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  27. Judgment Day

    According the Islamic belief, the day of judgement shall come, it’s timing is just unknown. “This is so, because Allah is the Reality: it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He Who has power over all things. And verily the Hour will come: there can be no doubt about it, or about (the fact) that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.” 22:6-7 Allah is the only one who knows when Judgement Day will occur. When the Day of Judgment arises, people must face Allah, and atone for their sins. Those who walked the path of righteousness in life will be rewarded with eternal solace. “If any do deeds of righteousness,− be they male or female − and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them.” 4:124 During this time, Allah is the judge and jury.

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    1. As you state, the Qu'ran lays out a path for those who are believers and act righteously, but He also determines ones' fate if they are disbelievers: “Their ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (To lie on)!” 3:196. Allah knows all and is able to determine whether one is worthy or not of Heaven.

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    2. ReAnna, your post here gives a basic overview and general idea of what the Day of Judgement is, which is good. I believe your claim could be complemented by adding that nothing and no sin or fact escapes Allah, no matter how small the sin or fact is. “On that day those who reject Faith and disobey the messenger will wish that the earth Were made one with them: But never will they hide a single fact from Allah!" 4:42.

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    3. Hi Reanna I think you kind of brushed over a bit too quickly what kind of stuff exactly is judged by Allah on Judgement Day. Such as “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good). ”(3:85)

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    4. Don't mind me just moseying in on this conversation. I like to think of Allah as Judge Dredd on the day of judgement, he is the judge, jury, and executioner (if he desires to cast someone to Hell). I agree with Summer in that you skipped over how Allah also punished those who do not get into Paradise. “Some faces that Day will be beaming, ​
Laughing, rejoicing. ​
And other faces that Day will be dust−stained, ​
Blackness will cover them: ​
Such will be the Rejecters of Allah, the doers of iniquity.” (80:38-42).

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    5. Graham, although it is true that Allah sees all sins, I think it is important to emphasize that Allah shows mercy to those who are worthy of it. Although he may recognize that someone has indeed sinned, he has the choice to show them mercy on Judgement Day, if they have shown improvement from when they sinned. “ Allah is Oft−forgiving, Most Merciful.” 2:192

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  28. God:
    In the Islamic religion Allah is the creator of all. He created everything with less effort than we could possibly imagine. The Quran reflects this saying, “It is He Who begins (the process of) creation; then repeats it; and for Him it is most easy. To Him belongs the loftiest similitude (we can think of) in the heavens and the earth: for He is Exalted in Might, full of wisdom. ” (30:27) In the Quran It’s stated short and simply that, “ your Allah is One Allah: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.” (2:163) because it’s one of the more important aspects of the God Article of Faith leaving it short and simple leaves little room for interpretation. That Allah is the one true god and he is gracious by showing us mercy.

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    1. Max, Allah is also all knowing and all powerful. This quote from the Koran, while lengthy, gives an example of the way people work for Allah and how believers react to him. “O ye who believe! When ye deal with each other, in transactions involving future obligations in a fixed period of time, reduce them to writing Let a scribe write down faithfully as between the parties: let not the scribe refuse to write: as Allah Has taught him, so let him write. Let him who incurs the liability dictate, but let him fear His Lord Allah, and not diminish aught of what he owes. If the party liable is mentally deficient, or weak, or unable Himself to dictate, Let his guardian dictate faithfully, and get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her. The witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (For evidence). Disdain not to reduce to writing (your contract) for a future period, whether it be small or big: it is juster in the sight of Allah, More suitable as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves but if it be a transaction which ye carry out on the spot among yourselves[…]” 2:282.

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    2. Max, I feel as though you neglect to mention that Allah did more than simply create the earth. “He is the irresistible, (watching) from above over His worshippers; and He is the Wise, acquainted with all things." 6:18 He sends prophets and angels down to those who are in need of guidance. Allah continues to preside over his creation.

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  29. Is the Islamic faith, angels are the messengers and the enforcers of Allah. They are at the command of Allah, and they will execute their duties without hesitation. “He doth send down His angels with inspiration of His Command, to such of His servants as He pleaseth, (saying): "Warn (Man) that there is no god but I: so do your duty unto Me." 16:2. This excerpt expains that the angels are the top messengers of Allah, and that they are tasked with telling man that there is no god but Allah. Angels are faithful, and will act immediately according to Allah, except for one; Iblis. Iblis refused to bow down before man. “Behold! We said to the angels, "Bow down to Adam": They bowed down except Iblis. He was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrong−doers!" 18:50. Iblis was then cast out of Heaven, and sent to Hell. Angels also help Allah reward those who are faithful to him during life, but they also help in punishing those who are unfaithful to Allah. “By the (angels) who tear out (the souls of the wicked) with violence; By those who gently draw out (the souls of the blessed);" 79:(1-2). Angels are beings of pure light, and can be thought of (as beings of pure light and good) only second to Allah himself.

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    1. You seemed to skim over the fact that Angels are inferior to man as well as Allah. It is implied by them bowing down, but you didn’t seem to take note of it. “Praise be to Allah, Who created (out of nothing) the heavens and the earth, Who made the angels, messengers with wings,− two, or three, or four (pairs): He adds to Creation as He pleases: for Allah has power over all things.” (35:1). The Angels are simply messengers of Allah leaving man superior to Angels, but inferior to Allah.

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  30. Divine Decree:

    In the Islamic religion, as in the Christian religion, God is all-knowing and all-powerful, the Creator of the universe and everything in it. He has the power to create, destroy and alter everything on Earth: happiness, loss, pain all come from God’s will. Allah has a plan for those on Earth, “Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is!” 3:47. All Allah has to do is say the word and whatever he wishes will occur, explaining things such as the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ. Allah’s involvement in the world does not go far enough to remove the need for human responsibility. Allah knows what we cannot do and he is just in judging one’s character based on their accomplishments. Allah also knows what his creatures can bear, “On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear,” 2:286. If anyone doubts their ability or believes they cannot persevere, all they have to do is pray to God and he will reveal to them their strength.

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    1. I think that Allah purposefully does not remove human responsibility from the world in order be able to judge us on the day of judgement. “From Allah, verily nothing is hidden on earth or in the heavens.” (3:5). While Allah is very capable of controlling all, he gives humans some free will in order to let them decide whether or not to join him in Paradise, or be cast into Hell.

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  31. The Prophets:

    The prophets as portrayed in the Qu’ran as a collection of individuals who were adorned by Allah to carry his message to the rest of humanity in an effort-to convert the unbelievers: “It is [Allah] Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it)” (61:9). This reference to the “Pagans,” most likely referring to those who practiced polytheistic religions, is an important distinction in Islam, which is strictly monotheistic. These prophets also greatly differed from the angels even though they both serve as messengers of Allah, the prophets are strictly humans who have been blessed with knowledge by Allah, while the angels usually only visit humanity to rely messages to specific individuals. However, like the angels, the prophets are unflinching in serving Allah’s commands: “There can be no difficulty to the Prophet in what Allah has indicated to him as a duty. It was the practice (approved) of Allah amongst those of old that have passed away. And the command of Allah is a decree determined” (33:38).







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  32. Day of Judgement:

    The day of judgement in the Islamic faith is the day when, after you die, a decision is made on you as to where you will spend eternity. Allah is all knowing and all powerful and has the say over these decisions. “Those who conceal Allah's revelations in the Book, and purchase for them a miserable profit,− they swallow into themselves naught but Fire; Allah will not address them on the Day of Resurrection. Nor purify them: Grievous will be their penalty” 2:174. Those who believe in him as the one true God will be granted peace and eternal happiness. “Mankind was one single nation, and Allah sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings; and with them He sent the Book in truth, to judge between people in matters wherein they differed; but the People of the Book, after the clear Signs came to them, did not differ among themselves, except through selfish contumacy. Allah by His Grace Guided the believers to the Truth, concerning that wherein they differed. For Allah guided whom He will to a path that is straight 2:213.” The Koran says that when the day comes, you won't have an opportunity to try and make things right in the eyes of God. “O ye who believe! Spend out of (the bounties) We have provided for you, before the Day comes when no bargaining (Will avail), nor friendship nor intercession. Those who reject Faith they are the wrong−doers” 2:254. The Koran warns those who don't believe in The Day or in allah, that they would not be granted the same fate as those who do. “O ye who believe! cancel not your charity by reminders of your generosity or by injury,− like those who spend their substance to be seen of men, but believe neither in Allah nor in the Last Day. They are in parable like a hard, barren rock, on which is a little soil: on it falls heavy rain, which leaves it (Just) a bare stone. They will be able to do nothing with aught they have earned. And Allah guideth not those who reject faith” 2:264.


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  33. Books of God:

    The Islamic faith has multiple religious texts which are sacred to them. They have the Koran, the Torah, the Musa, the Zabur, and the Injill. These texts are actively used in the Muslim faith and are revered as important stories and instructions to consider in life. “Hast thou not Turned thy vision to the Chiefs of the Children of Israel after (the time of) Moses? they said to a prophet (That was) among them: "Appoint for us a king, that we May fight in the cause of Allah." He said: "Is it not possible, if ye were commanded to fight, that that ye will not fight?" They said: "How could we refuse to fight in the cause of Allah, seeing that we were turned out of our homes and our families?" but when they were commanded to fight, they turned” 2:246. This quote mentions Moses, which is one of the holy texts,The Musa. The books are a trove of knowledge and are priceless to the Islamic faith. “Does any of you wish that he should have a garden with date−palms and vines and streams flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruit, while he is stricken with old age, and his children are not strong (enough to look after themselves)− that it should be caught in a whirlwind, with fire therein, and be burnt up? Thus doth Allah make clear to you (His) Signs; that ye may consider” 2:266. This quote from the Koran is an example of how Allah is supreme, which is a reminder to the the Muslim people of why they study these texts and follow Islam.

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  34. The prophets aspect of the Quran may not be as straightforward as some other sections but nevertheless it’s undoubtedly important. The Quran says that there are many prophets to convey Allah’s word, “Remember Moses said to his people: "O my people! Call in remembrance the favour of Allah unto you, when He produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave you what He had not given to any other among the peoples. ” (5:20) But even though there were all these prophets to speak the word of Allah, Muhammad was the one to complete His word and was the final prophet. According to the Quran: “ Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things.” (33:40)

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    1. Do you think that all of the prophets are equal? “Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah. ” (33:21) I think that this quite shows that all prophets were meant to be considered as equals even though only one finished the message of Allah.

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  35. Day of judgement:

    In the Islam faith, your life here on earth serves to prepare and test you in order to see where you should reside after you die. The day of judgement determines whether you will go to one of the seven rooms of Heaven, or go to Hell for all of eternity. “As to those who reject Faith, and die rejecting,− never would be accepted from any such as much gold as the earth contains, though they should offer it for ransom. For such is (in store) a penalty grievous, and they will find no helpers.” (3:91). As can be seen by the excerpt, all will be judged on how strong and consistent that belief in Allah was as well as their heeding to the Islamic faith. If one disregarded Islam and perused only worldly pleasures such as wealth and fame, the would be sent to Hell. The reason for the day of judgement is to reward those who have believed in Allah and following his word as spread through his prophets, and to punish the nonbelievers.

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    1. Connor, although I agree with you, I feel as though you fail to mention a key aspect of Allah on the Day of Judgement. He is both a powerful, and a merciful deity. “Allah is Lord of grace abounding.” 2:105 Allah exercises his power in his judgement of those on earth, however those who may have strayed form the path of righteousness at times, but overall are still good human beings, will be shown mercy and move on to Heaven.

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  36. Prophets
    Humans on earth need to be delivered the word of Allah. In the Islamic religion, Prophets are the messengers of the word of God. Prophets are “of the (goodly) company of the righteous.” 3:39. They guide mankind along the path of righteousness. Prophets possess no divine power, they are human in body and ability. It is imperative that those who are given the advice of a prophet abide by it, otherwise it results in punishment by Allah. “As to those who deny the Signs of Allah and in defiance of right, slay the prophets, and slay those who teach just dealing with mankind, announce to them a grievous penalty. ” 3:21

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