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05 Beliefs Quran - The Holy Quran The Holy Quran Meaning& language Meaning& language • also ‘Koran’ • literally means recitation or

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Unformatted text preview: The Holy Quran The Holy Quran Meaning & language Meaning & language • also ‘Koran’ • literally means: recitation or discourse • not a history/philosophical book • a book of proclamation: Oneness • God’s words in Arabic language Time Period of revelation Time Period of revelation • delivered in 23 years from 610-632 • last verse: “Today have I perfected your religious law for you, and have bestowed upon you the full measure of my blessings, and willed that self- surrender unto me (Islam) shall be your religion.” (5:3) Style Style • not a ‘linear’ text, no chronological order, no a “logical” beginning, middle and an end • editorial principle: chapters/surahs ordered in decreasing length Authentic/orthodox version Authentic/orthodox version • unified written text started from Abu Bakr, Zaid as the principle scribe • Uthman, 3rd Caliph, made 6 copies by hand writing • public reading “authentic” edition • destruction of all other copies Content...
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course RELIG 358 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '10 term at Iowa State.

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05 Beliefs Quran - The Holy Quran The Holy Quran Meaning& language Meaning& language • also ‘Koran’ • literally means recitation or

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