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The Quran:

The Quran Concept is a concept of Sin and Salvation. There is no chronological


sequence of events or teachings in the chapters of the Quran. The Quran mentions
that Adam learnt words of inspiration from Allah. The Quran is comprised of 114
verses which are of unequal length. The longest surahs occur first and, as one
progresses through the Quran, the chapters become shorter, the second surah has
two hundred and eighty-six verses, the last ten are made up of only a few lines
each. Each surah has a title usually taken from a significant word or name usually at
the beginning of the text.
The Quran also has well-defined divisions, comprised into thirty sections of virtually
equal length. Muslims describe as "chapters". Each one is called a Juz'. There is no
correlation between these and the surahs of the Quran. The purpose of this division
is to enable Muslims to recite the Quran easily. At the beginning of the 29 of the
surahs of the Quran, just after the Bismillah, are certain Arabic letters that
introduces the surah. No one knows what they mean except Allah. At least six
surahs begin with the letters alif, lam, mim. The actual recitation of the Quran is
known as tilawat. Each surah of the Quran is also broken up into brief sections
known as ruku. The Quran has a number of names for itself. It is called Quran Majid,
Quran Karim etc. The Quran is a book which differentiates the "criterion" by which
all truth can be distinguished from falsehood.
While the certainty of death is universally accepted, the question of what happens
afterwards has been defined in the Quran exclusively. Islam teaches that ones life
doesnt end on earth; rather, it is followed by the eternal life of the hereafter. Those
who focus only on this immediate life miss out on the bigger picture. Indeed, they
become heedless of their purpose in life. Allah reminds humanity, The life of this
world is merely an amusement and a diversion; the true life is in the Hereafter, if
only they knew (Quran 29:64).
The Quran makes a claim no other religious text makes, that Allah Himself will keep
its text safe from alteration. Allah says: "Behold, it is We Ourselves who have
gradually revealed this reminder, and, behold, it is We who shall truly guard it [from
all corruption]." (Quran 15:9) Allah has made the Quran easy to memorize: "And in
truth We have made the Quran easy to remember; who, then, is willing to take it to
heart?" (Quran 54:17) The ease with which Quran is memorized is inimitable. There
is not a single scripture or religious text in the world that is as easy to memorize;
The Quran predicted the defeat of unbelievers in Mecca while Prophet Muhammad
and his followers were still being persecuted by them: "Or do they (the Meccan
disbelievers) say: We are a great multitude, and we shall be victorious? Their
multitude will be defeated, and they shall turn their backs!" (Quran 54:45) The
prophecy was revealed in Mecca, but was fulfilled at the Battle of Badr, two years
after the Prophets migration to the city of Medina.
The Islamic penalty system has many objectives. Islamic Law confronts other crimes
by stating the general principle that indicates their prohibition, leaving the
punishment to be decided by the proper political authority in society. The political

authority can then take the particular circumstances of the criminal into
consideration and determine the most effective way to protect society from harm.
In accordance with this principle, punishments in Islamic Law are of three types:

1. Prescribed punishments
2. Retribution
3. Discretionary punishments
Nikah is the bonding of a relationship between man and women. Marriage that is
prescribed by Allah, is the lawful union of a man and women based on mutual
consent. Ideally, the purpose of marriage is to foster a state of tranquility, love and
compassion in Islam. Islam discourages divorce but, unlike some religions, does
make provisions for divorce by either party. Islam lays down a specific procedure for
this separation. Talaq is the Islamic term for disjoining a relationship between a man
and his wife. It says that both a man and a woman have an equal right to it. The
only difference is that a man divorces a woman while a woman demands a divorce
from her husband. If a husband has decided to divorce his wife, he should first wait
until she has completed her menstrual cycle and then not having any other
relationship with her. The wife, after she has been divorced in this way, must stay in
her husband's house for a period of three menstrual cycles. This period is called
Iddat.
Allah has ordained the good treatment of parents and warned us against treating
them with disrespect. There are several verses in the Quran where kindness to
parents is even coupled with the most important aspect of Islam, worshipping of
Allah alone. This indicates that being kind to parents, honoring and respecting
them, is extremely important in the way of life that is Islam.
And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you
be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in
your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but
address them in terms of honor. (Quran 17:23)
Allah continues this verse by reminding us that parents are deserving of kindness
because they raised their children with gentleness and often made great sacrifices
for their wellbeing.
The Quran lays great emphasis on what a Muslim can and cannot eat in his diet. The
main food group which is made lawful for consumption for believers is grazing. The
Quran informs us not to make lawful or forbidden anything other than what is
mentioned in it. Every food and drink is permissible unless it is prohibited by Allah
or His Messenger. All vegetables, fruits, lentils and grains are permissible, and
nothing has been explicitly forbidden in the Quran in their regards. As for meat, all
seafood has been made permissible, as are common meats like beef, chicken, and
lamb. Muslims are required to slaughter their livestock by slitting the animal's throat
in a swift and merciful manner, reciting Allahs name with the words, "In the name
of Allah, Allah is Most Great" (Qur'an 6:118-121). This is in acknowledgement that

life is sacred, and that one must remember Allah at all times, to meet one's lawful
need for food. The animal is then bled completely before consumption. Meat
prepared in this manner is called halal meat.