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so, time to get enlightened.. cos I know bugger all about what the Quran actually says...
what are some of the better bits?
p.s. I'm serious. This is a pretty popular book, so I'd like to get some wisdom from it
I'll just wait for the movie
inb4 72 virgins
Did you Google it, Ben
The Koran is divided up into chapters. Each chapter is called a Sura. Korans do not print the Suras in chronological order. Instead, they are printed in order of length, from the longest to the shortest. Here are some Suras to start with as an introduction. All quotes are from the USC Muslim Student Association web site. This web site has three translations of each verse for comparison.
Sura 3: [3.151 - i.e. Sura 3, verse 151] We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust.
Sura 4:[4:56] (As for] those who disbelieve in Our communications, We shall make them enter fire; so oft as their skins are thoroughly burned, We will change them for other skins, that they may taste the chastisement; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[4.89] They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah's way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.
And so on, apparently.
[8.12] When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
so, pretty much like the bible then?
much better then brown rice, not too many carbs and tastes great.
i guess like many books you just need to read it. my grandfather bought it for me for my 16th birthday (along with war and peace), alas i haven't got round to reading either yet, but i will one day... probably.
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