of these revelations by Muhammad became the basis for all beliefs of the Islamic tradition.
well as opposition.
very prevalent themes throughout the entire Koran. These three things are viewed to be
the key to happiness.
The requirement to love god is very evident in the Koran. Al-Fahita (Surah 1) is a
Sovereign of the Day of Judgement! You alone we worship, and to You alone we
turn for help. Guide us to the straight path, The path of those whom You have
favored, Not of those who have incurred Your wrath, Nor of those who have
gone astray. (1)
honor and respect for their god, Allah. God is asked to steer our lives in the right direction
Not only is love for god important but love for other people is extremely
significant and required. It is said that we were created by him from dust and spouses were
should be in our hearts. (30:21) This clearly illistrates how important love is between
people and how it is of major importance.
The guidelines for love of one another is clearly spelled out and has specific
draw their veils over their bosoms and not to display thier finery except to their…” (24:31)
The passage continues with a list of who is permitted to view them uncovered which
consists of their husbands, fathers, sons as well as other specific individuals.
The idea of community refers to a group sharing the same interests and living
together in harmony. This is a clear and essential part of living according to the Koran:
“We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes,
that you might get to know one another. The noblest of you in God’s sight is he who is
are a follower of the Koran and it’s teachings.
In a concept foreign to our own, the Koran explains how polygamy is a permissible
saying is that if you believe you cannot be faithful to your wife, rather than deceiving her
concept, it is said in the Koran that if you believe you cannot treat all your wives equally,
you must choose only one to be with to avoid injustice. (4:3)
Responsibility is a duty bestowed upon all followers of the Koran. The teachings
set forth in this book must be followed strictly and stringently. God is given credit for
mans’ intellect which is of great value and is emphasized: “by the pen taught men what he
did not know.” (96) In the Koran, there is a methodology for everything even when
receiving information from evildoers. The Koran says you should investigate into the truth
Disobedience also has it’s grave consequences. Not believing in what the Koran says will
damn you. “Yet if you recite to them a single verse, the unbelievers will surely say; ‘You
preach nothing but falsehoods.’ Thus God seals of ignorant men.” (30:59)
most important aspect is that Allah and the Prophet, Muhammad, be a muslims first love
and it is clear that this is so. There are many passages in surah 30 which support and
and Muhammad the Prophet.
The Koran for Muslims is a very important in integral part of their lives. It is their
central reference point not only for religious and spiritual matters but for the ways to
conduct life on a day to basis. Without this handbook for life, they would be lost.