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The Qur'an - “Uthman Ibn’ Affan • Zayd Ibn Thabit...

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Qur’an Karaa “recit” or revelation 114 suras (chapters) Literally God’s word/eternal word delivered by Angel Gabriel to Muhammad Revelations started around 610 CE Qur’an to recite each new revelation; Muhammad couldn’t read or write— followers wrote down NOT written in chronological order form= from longest to shortest (longest=2; shortest 114) 3 rd Caliph
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Unformatted text preview: “Uthman Ibn’ Affan • Zayd Ibn Thabit personal scribe, wrote down versus. • 4/5ths size of Christian Bible (each chapter has title) • Each sura begins with “In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful” • Always in Arabic—considered classical Arabic • Aim of God guidance to faithful • Hafiz=memorize entire Qur’an...
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