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J.J. Davis RS 140 Islam Journal Entry 9/13/07 “The Miracle of the Qur’an” After reading about the Our’an in this chapter, I realized how important the book is to the entire Islam religion. The Qur’an has been handed down through ages and is considered holy so must be handled very gently and can only be handled by the ritually pure. There are also many rules that go along with reading the Qur’an such as before reciting any text, one must first take refuge by reciting “I take refuge with God from the accursed Satan” which is then followed by the basmala which states, “In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.” The basmala appears in the beginning of every chapter or Sura (except the ninth). The basmala is also recited before certain events throughout the day such as eating, writing or speaking before a group. At the end of recitation of the Qur’an, one must say “God almighty has spoken truly”. Without these recitations in due order, the performance is unworthy. Recitation of the Qur’an requires a lot of training
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course RELST 101 taught by Professor Solomon during the Spring '08 term at Allegheny.

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