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The Qur’an’s role in Islam In Islamic culture, the Qur’an is the most sacred text and is the Word of God. Along with the three primary fundamentals of religion ( usul al-din ) and the Five Pillars of Islam, the Qur’an declares that there is one sovereign monotheistic God whom is omnipotent. Muslims believe that, through the messages sent from God to the prophets, they will learn how to live in devotion towards God. The Qur’an is the message God sent to the final prophet, Muhammad. Therefore, the Qur’an is seen as the most important text in Islamic society. The Qur’an strengthens the unity and devotion towards God that is displayed in the three primary fundamentals of religion and the Five Pillars of Islam, while also being an omnipresent form of piety. The Qur’an plays an important role in Islamic piety, law, and theology. Although being similar and dissimilar to the New Testament and Bhagavad-Gita , all three are texts, which, through their various interpretations, form the belief system towards each religion. Muslims show their devotion to Islam by following the three primary fundamental of religion ( usul al-din ), the Five Pillars of Islam ( Ibadah ), and the Qur’an. The three fundamentals: tawhid (belief in the unity of God), nubuwah (belief in the prophets), and qiyamah (belief in the Day of Judgment), are the basic concepts that one must believe in order to be a Muslim. At the same time, the Five Pillars of Islam:
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course RLST 201 taught by Professor Elliot during the Fall '07 term at Kenyon.

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