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Behavior and Judgment

Behavior and Judgment  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0008
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What does the Qur’an say about Death and Life after Death? For pre-Islamic Arabs, fate was the agent of death, and the only immortality lay in the memories of one’s tribal kin. ... More
Beliefs About

Beliefs About  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0004
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Why do Muslims say that the Qur’an is God’s Own Word? First of all, Muslims mean that the Qur’an is not Muhammad’s speech and was not written by him; it does not record divinely ... More
Family, Social, And Religious Relations

Family, Social, And Religious Relations  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0010
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What does the Qur’an say about Love and Marriage? About Children? The Qur’an’s teaching about love starts with God. God initiates love in humans so that they can respond and ... More
God and Creation

God and Creation  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0006
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What does the Qur’an say about God? Some verses of the Qur’an are so important in Muslim thought and practice that they have been given names. One of these is Q 2:255, known as the ... More
Influence

Influence  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0018
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How did the Qur’an Shape Islamic Philosophy and Theology? The Qur’an’s core message is that God is one, that he is both creator and judge, and that the text reveals his will and ... More
Interpretation

Interpretation  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0016
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Can the Qur’an be Interpreted? Like any scripture or serious literary work, the Qur’an has been studied and discussed since its first appearance. According to traditional accounts, ... More
Manuscripts, Public Architecture, and Material Culture

Manuscripts, Public Architecture, and Material Culture  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0014
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How Important is the Qur’an to Art and Architecture in the Muslim World? Millions of people have made a pilgrimage to the Taj Mahal, waking at dawn to behold this white marble ... More
Origins

Origins  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0002
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Where did the Qur’an come from? Compared with other world scriptures—the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, the Buddhist sutras, or the Dao De Jing—the Qur’an’s history is reasonably clear ... More
Recitation

Recitation  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0012
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How do Muslims Study the Qur’an? What if they don’t Speak Arabic? Turning a corner in downtown Dakar some years ago, I stumbled onto a sidewalk school. Clustered around a teacher ... More
Religious Requirements

Religious Requirements  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0009
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Why do Muslims Pray Five Times a Day? Many visitors to Muslim countries retain the memory of witnessing large crowds of people praying in public spaces or in the streets around ... More
Revelation, Prophecy, and History

Revelation, Prophecy, and History  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0007
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Why is Muhammad Called both a Prophet and a Messenger? The proper name “Muhammad” appears only four times in the Qur’an. Far more frequently, the Qur’an refers to Islam’s founder ... More
Ritual and Prayer

Ritual and Prayer  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0013
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Is the Qur’an used in Public Worship? In other Formal Ceremonies? Observant Muslims pray five times a day, a cycle of devotion they perform in private or in the public space of a ... More
Scholarship

Scholarship  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0017
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How have Non-Muslims Studied the Qur’an? Non-Muslims have always taken an intense interest in the Qur’an, but their motivations for doing so have been mixed. Through at least the ... More
Structure

Structure  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0003
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Does the Qur’an have Different Parts? Compared to the Bible or the library of Buddhist scriptures, the Qur’an is not a very long book. While the Bible is an assemblage of many ... More
Translation and Transmission

Translation and Transmission  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0019
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Are Muslims Allowed to Translate the Qur’an? Translating the Qur’an presents Muslims with a theological problem. Most Jews and Christians read the Bible in their native languages ... More
What does the Qur’an say about . . . ?

What does the Qur’an say about . . . ?  

Jane McAuliffe

in The Qur'an: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 July 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867683.003.0020
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This book’s final section rapidly surveys many topics, all of which are frequently raised and discussed in the popular media. Some of these subjects, such as veiling, martyrs (often in the ... More

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