Quranic themes

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Quran Lecture: 9.14.09 Quranic phrases : The Bismillah:  Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim:  In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The Kind. The Shahada:  La Ilah Ill Allah : There is no god except Allah.  The Hamd: Al Hamd al-Allah : Praise be to Allah.  Organization of the Quran: 114 chapters (suras) of varying lengths Each  sura  prefaced with  The Bismillah  (in the name of Allah, the Merciful)  Opening Sura:  The   Fatiha Longest Suras come first: last revelations at Medina Short suras come last: first revelations from Mecca Non-Linear: jumps in theme within one sura  Non-narrative: has small vignettes of well-known tales woven into it.  Shifts in pronoun (I we) In many languages I and we are used interchangeably by an individual speaker The formal way of saying ‘you’ is to  use the  3 rd  person plural.  Ambiguous language: Unfamiliar  similes: Qab Qaussain (2 bows length) Intentional ambiguity: Issue of naming  1
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Suras and Images: While the entire Quran yields images that will be important for the imaginative lives of Muslim,  and hence Islamic art, the following passages are  particularly  important as sources of imagery 
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