Selections from the Koran

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct 7, 2011 - Religion - 120 pages
Muslims regard the Koran as the main miracle of Muhammad, as proof of his prophethood, and as the culmination of a series of divine messages. These started, according to Islamic belief, with the messages revealed to Adam, regarded in Islam as the first prophet, and continued with the Suhuf Ibrahim (Scrolls of Abraham), the Tawrat (Torah or Pentateuch) of Moses, the Zabur (Tehillim or Book of Psalms) of David, and the Injil (Gospel) of Jesus. The Koran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in Jewish and Christian scriptures, summarizing some, dwelling at length on others, and, in some cases, presenting alternative accounts and interpretations of events. The Koran describes itself as a book of guidance, sometimes offering detailed accounts of specific historical events, and often emphasizing the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence

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Muhammad ibn 'Abdullah is considered the founder of the religion of Islam, and is regarded by Muslims as a messenger and prophet of God (Allah), the last law-bearer in a series of Islamic prophets, and, by most Muslims, the last prophet of Islam as taught by the Koran. Muslims thus consider him the restorer of an uncorrupted original monotheistic faith (Islam) of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and other prophets. He was also active as a diplomat, merchant, philosopher, orator, legislator, reformer, military general, and, according to Muslim belief, an agent of divine action.

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