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Unformatted text preview: 21 September 2010 Religion 161: Islam Koran Continued: The Koran is the channel through which God speaks and is thus the word of God. Burning the Koran would be like burning Christ at the stake. It is not just a book that the Word on earth. compiles the teachings of God and Christ as the Bible is, but the literal representation of Sunnah: wont – includes all the doings and the sayings of the Prophet • the laws of the universe • tradition = sunnah • Prophetic actions and doings and customs and ways of doing things • models of actions and response • what children learn from their parents is often taught from the Sunnah • full beard, long hair, cut fingernails, etc. • all embracing, the most important visible source of the Muslim world Sirah: biography, life, journey of life • the first commentary on the Koran (includes the Hadith) • related to the life of the person • • from the Sirah you learn the Sunnah Hadith: speech, saying, accounting of something • not in the sense of events, but sayings • technically part of the Sunnah 3rd most popular biography is Mohammad • included in the first commentary on the Koran • intellectual part of the Sunnah • three categories of Haddith ◦ alahadith alqadsiyyah (40) ◦ alhadith alnabawiyyah • Sahih
◦ ◦ alhadith alwalawiyyah ◦ 6 conical collections of Haditth 7th Book by Ibn Malik? Against Islamic law to show the face of the Prophet in any way. 10 Clerical Books • Sahih • Kulayni k. alKafi • alKutub alarba'ah The main foundation of Islam Law is ethics, which are derived from the Koran and Hadith. Philosophical and theology from the Koran and Hadith. The Koran always has primacy. Nothing in the Hadith can contradict the Koran. ...
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