Notes-9.9 - Close-Reading of Sura 95 ‘The Fig’ By the...

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Hadith the recordings of Muhammad’s non-qur’anic sayings, actions and stories. It’s not the qur’an, but a guideline/interpretation for followers. Hadith is very important, but complicated because it is disputed about whether it is accurate or not or how it is interpreted The Day of Reckoning is “ yawn-ad-din” ( din translating to reckoning or religion) There are no capital letters, verse numbers or punctuation in the qur’an. The suras are similar to run-on sentences. 5 Pillars of Islam 1. Unity of God (declaring one God and Muhammad is his messenger in front two witnesses) 2. Alms (giving to the poor, 2.5-5% of wealth, annually) 3. Hajj (visiting Mecca) 4. Ramadan (fasting) 5. Prayer (five times a day)
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Unformatted text preview: Close-Reading of Sura 95, ‘The Fig’ By the Fig and the Olive… • Emphasis • Symbols of life (most basic, familiar) • A solid statement, that connects people to the sura with common things that they can relate to. • God has attention for even the littlest of things By Mount Sinai… • Mount Sinai is the most religious and sacred place on earth. It is the mountain where Moses received the revelations from God. • There is a stark contrast with a fig and an olive being put beside a religious mountain. o Small Big o Common Sacred • Parallel to people being “in the highest station, then brought down to the lowest of the low”...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course UW 20 taught by Professor Busse during the Spring '08 term at GWU.

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