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11th Apr '16 10:02:50 PM Hadjorim
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** A man is not allowed to hit his wife. The word used is "idribuhunna" which was derived from the word "daraba". The word "daraba" means to strike out (i.e. on a journey). However, misogyny has helped change that translation to one that leaves the "out" from "strike out", thereby giving a very wrong translation. The whole verse hence reads "As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) strike out (away from them); but if they show remorse, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For God is Most Forgiving, Great (above you all). (Qur’an 4:34)"
5th Apr '16 7:44:15 AM anza_sb
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-->The Bismillah, the opening invocation to every chapter of the Qu'ran.

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-->The Bismillah, the opening invocation to every all but one chapter of the Qu'ran.
Qur'an.



* TheGreatFlood: Nuh was given a warning that a flood would wipe his land, so he tried to tell his wicked people to come with him in his Ark, to no avail. [[EtTuBrute Even his wife and one of his sons abandoned him for it]]. Because the flood was not universal, however, Nuh's family (plus some outsiders who accepted his message) didn't need to procreate among themselves, thank you very much.

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* TheGreatFlood: Nuh Nuh[[note]]Noah[[/note]] was given a warning that a flood would wipe his land, so he tried to tell his wicked people to come with him in his Ark, to no avail. [[EtTuBrute Even his wife and one of his sons abandoned him for it]]. Because the flood was not universal, however, Nuh's family (plus some outsiders who accepted his message) didn't need to procreate among themselves, thank you very much.



* MandatoryMotherhood: Refusing to be a mother is ''heavily'' frowned upon by Muslim culture and in the Qu'ran. Any woman who is born barren or who becomes so is considered a pariah and is usually forced into celibacy until she dies.

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* %%* MandatoryMotherhood: Refusing to be a mother is ''heavily'' frowned upon by Muslim culture and in the Qu'ran. Any woman who is born barren or who becomes so is considered a pariah and is usually forced into celibacy until she dies.



*** What is Muslim Culture exactly? [[/note]]Hint: it doesn't exist. There is no such thing in the religion. Marriage is encouraged, but being forced both in, or out of marriage is not allowed.[[note]]

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*** What is Muslim Culture exactly? [[/note]]Hint: [[note]]Hint: it doesn't exist. There is no such thing in the religion. Marriage is encouraged, but being forced both in, or out of marriage is not allowed.[[note]][[/note]]
19th Mar '16 9:58:03 PM sunfiredheartsblood
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**This actually varies depending on interpretation. Sodom was doomed because of total depracity rather than the sole reason being homosexuality, and bisexuality and lesbianism are not touched upon.



* CharacterTitle: Some chapters in the Qur'an are titled according to the figures they explored, including Hud, Ibrahim, Luqman, Maryam, Muhammad, Nuh[[note]]Noah[[/note]], Yunus, and Yusuf[[note]]Joseph[[/note]].

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* CharacterTitle: Some chapters in the Qur'an are titled according to the figures they explored, including Hud, Ibrahim, Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]], Luqman, Maryam, Maryam[[note]]Mary[[/note]], Muhammad, Nuh[[note]]Noah[[/note]], Yunus, Yunus[[note]]Jonah[[/note]], and Yusuf[[note]]Joseph[[/note]].



**The only verses forbidding Muslims from forming strong bonds with non-Muslims are context dependent[[note]]The Jews in the area betrayed the covenant that they had formed, causing Muslims to suffer attacks. Hence they were allowed to take up arms against them as a last resort, which was previously banned.[[/note]], and are incorrectly cited to make straw arguments.



* DealWithTheDevil: You can make a deal with djinns to cast a spell upon your enemies, but it's a very grave sin. It doesn't help that the aforementioned djinns tend to have [[AGodAmI god-complex]]s, which is yet another offense to Allah.

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* DealWithTheDevil: You can make a deal with djinns to cast a spell upon your enemies, but it's a very grave sin. It doesn't help that the aforementioned djinns tend to have [[AGodAmI god-complex]]s, god-complexes]], which is yet another offense to Allah.



** The way it says a man is allowed to beat his disobedient wife doesn't mean he can punch her in the face just because she didn't want to make him tea. Disobedient is meant by, not cooking for her husband and children, not taking care of them while the man is at work, along with other things. There's are the 'beating', it stated that while yes a man can beat his wife, he is to use a cane on either her foot or buttocks. Not that he can punch her like an an abusive jerk.

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** The way it says a A man is not allowed to beat hit his disobedient wife doesn't mean he can punch her in wife. The word used is "idribuhunna" which was derived from the face just because she didn't want word "daraba". The word "daraba" means to make him tea. Disobedient is meant by, not cooking for her husband strike out (i.e. on a journey). However, misogyny has helped change that translation to one that leaves the "out" from "strike out", thereby giving a very wrong translation. The whole verse hence reads "As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and children, not taking care of ill-conduct, admonish them while the man (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) strike out (away from them); but if they show remorse, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For God is at work, along with other things. There's are the 'beating', it stated that while yes a man can beat his wife, he is to use a cane on either her foot or buttocks. Not that he can punch her like an an abusive jerk.Most Forgiving, Great (above you all). (Qur’an 4:34)"



***Different requirements are outlined for different trials. Hence, in the case of an interest free-loan, which is the relevant verse (Qur’an 2:282), nowhere in is it stated that the testimony of two women is needed to equal the testimony of a man. Nor does the verse prefer male witnesses to female witnesses. Instead it addresses the composition of the court for each sex, and asks for the presence of two women in case one of them is threatened or intimidated. If a man dares condescend on her due to her sex she will have support to keep her from being bullied into a certain perspective. <br> Other types of court trials (e.g. those concerning theft, adultery, divorce etc.) all ask for different court compositions.



*** Men having a higher degree than women actually means that men have higher degree of responsibility than women. An Nisa:34 explained that since men have a higher degree than women, they are required to look for a job and ensure the income of their family AND parents, unlike women who don't have those responsibilities. This's also used to justify why men get twice the amount of inheritance.

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*** Men having a higher degree than women actually means that men have higher degree of responsibility than women. An Nisa:34 explained that since men have a higher degree than women, they are required to look for a job and ensure the income of their family AND parents, unlike women who don't have those responsibilities. This's also used to justify why men get twice the amount of inheritance. Moreover, while a man's income is to be shared with his wife, no man can ask for any materialistic object from his wife.



** Contrary to popular beliefs, however, Muslim women do ''not'' have to wear hijab e.g. head and body coverings. All the Quran has to say about women in general are that they should dress modestly by not attracting unwanted attention, ''not'' the specifications for the coverings itself. The "ninja" coverings (everything sans face and hands) are only compulsory during prayer times, where even the men will have to dress modestly if they want to, well ''pray'', to God. The only women who are required to wear those kind of coverings are Muhammad's wives‒Khadija, Aisha, Zaynab, etc. The culprit for the application of this rule to all women are the hadiths, which are really open to interpretation. This led to every cases from a law forcing women to cover every single inch of their body (Afghanistan's [[ChurchMilitant Taliban]]) to severe ''ban'' for them to do so (Tunisia and Turkey).

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***There is only one verse that reluctantly allows men to marry women of the book, on the proviso that there are no other Muslim women available, and women are not addressed in the verse at all, leading to the deduction that Muslim women are only allowed to marry Muslim men. However, male-centric societies tend to neglect the proviso.
** Contrary to popular beliefs, however, Muslim women do ''not'' have to wear hijab e.g. head and body coverings. All the Quran has to say about women in general are that they should dress modestly by not attracting unwanted attention, attention[[note]]not because men are animals who cannot control themselves, but because the human body is God's greatest gift to the soul and hence should be given as a gift only to those worthy i.e. those who agree to marry you[[/note]], ''not'' the specifications for the coverings itself. The "ninja" coverings (everything sans face face, hands and hands) feet) are only compulsory during prayer times, where even the men will have to dress modestly if they want to, well ''pray'', to God. The only women who are required to wear those kind of coverings are Muhammad's wives‒Khadija, Aisha, Zaynab, Zaynab[[note]]because enemies would try to harrass them[[/note]], etc. The culprit for the application of this rule to all women are the hadiths, which are really open to interpretation. This led to every cases from a law forcing women to cover every single inch of their body (Afghanistan's [[ChurchMilitant Taliban]]) to severe ''ban'' for them to do so (Tunisia and Turkey).



* GoodIsNotNice: God will forgive, but will never forget. Anyone who sin will have to pay for it in the afterlife.

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* GoodIsNotNice: God will forgive, but will never forget. Anyone who sin will have to pay for it in the afterlife. Sins, however, can be negated by doing good deeds.



* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Or rather The First Is Not Like The Others. The very first chapter, Al-Fatiha (''The Opening'') is the only one where the basmala phrase, e.g. ''Bismillahi rrahmani rrahim''[[note]]In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful[[/note]], is a part of the chapter, instead of being an "appetizer"; you ''have'' to read it to start the chapter, lest your reading becomes invalid. In all other chapters, except the ninth (see below), it is only merely recommended.
** On the flip side, the ninth chapter, At-Tawba (''The Repentance''), is the only one of the 114 ''not'' to have the basmala as an opening. Also, because it is much longer than Al-Fatiha which means that readers often stop at a designated verse, once they pick it up again, they are forbidden to read the basmala as is customary, but instead have to continue straight into the chapter.
* LawOfInverseFertility: Ibrahim and his wife lived through so many years together without any heir, so the latter decided to gave her husband her handmaiden. A single night with the handmaiden, and a son: Ismail, was born. Ibrahim's promised son with his wife (Ishak) wouldn't be realized until Ismail was already an adult.

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Or rather The First Is Not Like The Others. The very first chapter, Al-Fatiha (''The Opening'') is the only one where the basmala bismillah phrase, e.g. ''Bismillahi rrahmani rrahim''[[note]]In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful[[/note]], is a part of the chapter, instead of being an "appetizer"; you ''have'' to read it to start the chapter, lest your reading becomes invalid. In all other chapters, except the ninth (see below), it is only merely recommended.
** On the flip side, the ninth chapter, At-Tawba (''The Repentance''), is the only one of the 114 ''not'' to have the basmala bismillah as an opening. Also, because it is much longer than Al-Fatiha which means that readers often stop at a designated verse, once they pick it up again, they are forbidden to read the basmala bismillah as is customary, but instead have to continue straight into the chapter.
* LawOfInverseFertility: Ibrahim and his wife lived through so many years together without any heir, so the latter decided to gave her husband her handmaiden. A single night with the handmaiden, and a son: Ismail, was born. Ibrahim's promised son with his wife (Ishak) (Ishaq) wouldn't be realized until Ismail was already an adult.



* MadeASlave / IndenturedServitude / HappinessInSlavery: Vanquished unbelievers are to be killed ([[MenAreTheExpendableGender men especially]]), converted or enslaved. While it's possible to become a ''dhimmi'' when you're Jewish or a Christian, for all the others, slavery is their ultimate fate. However, being a slave is usually just a transitional state before becoming a Muslim through exhortation of one's master. If that fails, masters of slaves must treat their slaves fairly and make sure they don't resent their servitude, even though slavery in and of itself is not forbidden at all. If an infidel doesn't convert but wishes to be free, exile is the only alternative.

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* MadeASlave / IndenturedServitude / HappinessInSlavery: Vanquished unbelievers are to be killed ([[MenAreTheExpendableGender men especially]]), converted or enslaved. While it's possible to become a ''dhimmi'' when you're Jewish or a Christian, for all the others, slavery is their ultimate fate.Christian. However, being a slave is usually just a transitional state before becoming a Muslim through exhortation of one's master. If that fails, masters of slaves must treat their slaves fairly and make sure they don't resent their servitude, even though slavery in and of itself is not forbidden at all. If an infidel doesn't convert but wishes to be free, exile is the only alternative.
**Slavery existed before Islam, already so heavily in practice that it was the basis of financial security, and Islam encouraged that the corrupt economic system come to an end. It’s not surprising that the results didn’t show overnight, since chaos is likely to have ensued, which is why the discouragement of keeping slaves was blatant but gradual, to the point where you had to free a slave, say, if you dissed your wife, or talked rudely your child. [[http://thefatalfeminist.com/2011/06/29/missing-the-point-slavery/ There's a hilarious article that explains it with examples.]]


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***What is Muslim Culture exactly? [[/note]]Hint: it doesn't exist. There is no such thing in the religion. Marriage is encouraged, but being forced both in, or out of marriage is not allowed.[[note]]


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**Adam's wife Hawwa[[/note]]Eve[[note]] was not enticed alone. Both were together when tempted.
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* ArchangelGabriel: Believed to have revealed the Qur'an to the prophet Muhammad, by Muslims.

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* ArchangelGabriel: Believed to have One of, if not, ''the'' most important angel, as the one who revealed God's revelations to all prophets. It is also understood to be the Qur'an "Ruh" and "Ruhl al-Quds"[[note]]The Holy Spirit[[/note]], blessed to people in the prophet Muhammad, by Muslims.time of uncertainty.
* ArchangelMichael: Mentioned once, as part of the host who will be the enemy of the people who rejected God. Its other exploits are explored in the hadiths and other traditions.



* BellyOfTheWhale: Yunus[[note]]Jonah[[/note]] was swallowed whole because [[WhatTheHellHero he did not want to preach God's message to his people again, thinking that they were beyond saving]]. After a TheReasonYouSuck speech courtesy of God and repentance, he was allowed out.



* CharacterTitle: Some chapters in the Qur'an are titled according to the figures they explored, including Hud, Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]], Luqman, Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]], Muhammad, Nuh[[note]]Noah[[/note]], Yunus[[note]]Jonah[[/note]], and Yusuf[[note]]Joseph[[/note]].

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* ButICantBePregnant: At least three separate cases:
** Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]]'s first wife didn't believe, thought she thought that would be wonderful, that she would have a child when she was already in her nineties, but the angel sent to her told her that it's God's will. So she gave birth to Ishak[[note]]Isaac[[/note]].
** Zakariya[[note]]Zechariah[[/note]] couldn't believe that God actually answered to his beg for an heir and asked how He would provide him that, seeing that his wife was barren. God thought otherwise, and enter Yahya[[note]]John the Baptist[[/note]].
** Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]] thought that having a child was ridiculous, since not a single man had touched her. The angel who gave her the news responded that when God willed, so be it. And unto her, Isa[[note]]Jesus[[/note]] was born.
* CainAndAbel: Though they are not named, but the original Cain and Abel are here. Their story, though, exists to give an {{Aesop}}: killing a human is the same as killing all humans; saving a human is the same as saving all humans.
* CelibateHero: Yusuf refused the seduction of his adoptive mother and when she accused him of false adulteries (twice), he correctly gave his adoptive father evidence that he did not do so. His adoptive father believed him, but he jailed anyways, partly due to his low-status, partly to further protect his chastity.
** Then there's Maryam. Having a son while remaining chaste ''and'' a virgin was quite a feat.
* CharacterTitle: Some chapters in the Qur'an are titled according to the figures they explored, including Hud, Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]], Ibrahim, Luqman, Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]], Maryam, Muhammad, Nuh[[note]]Noah[[/note]], Yunus[[note]]Jonah[[/note]], Yunus, and Yusuf[[note]]Joseph[[/note]].



* EvilVizier: Haman, an adviser in the Pharaoh's court during Musa's time.
* TheExile: Quite a few.
** Satan was expelled from the Heavenly Garden because he refused to bow down to God's newest creation: Adam.
** Adam and his wife were banished from the Heavenly Garden because they transgressed God's rule of not eating the forbidden fruit.
** Muhammad and his followers were forced to migrate to Medina because of the increasingly volatile situation in Mecca (specifically, the Meccans refused to accept his teachings and threatened to kill him). They would not reclaim Mecca until years later.



* TheGreatFlood: Nuh was given a warning that a flood would wipe his land, so he tried to tell his wicked people to come with him in his Ark, to no avail. [[EtTuBrute Even his wife and one of his sons abandoned him for it]]. Because the flood was not universal, however, Nuh's family (plus some outsiders who accepted his message) didn't need to procreate among themselves, thank you very much.



* HumansAreBastards: The angels believe we are, and they actually questioned God of why He would create beings that could only cause destruction and harm everywhere. God's response is basically a very polite form of saying "shut up".
-->'''2:30 - God''': [[ShutUpHannibal Surely I know that which you know not]].



* {{Jesus}}: Isa, son of Maryam.



* LawOfInverseFertility: Ibrahim and his wife lived through so many years together without any heir, so the latter decided to gave her husband her handmaiden. A single night with the handmaiden, and a son: Ismail, was born. Ibrahim's promised son with his wife (Ishak) wouldn't be realized until Ismail was already an adult.



* NoNameGiven: Unlike the name/genealogy-loving Bible, many characters in the Qur'an are not named and instead are characterized by their professions or how they relate to other characters who are named. This extends to the Biblical characters, who already had names during the time that the Qur'an was written. It is most obvious in the case of women; the only women who are named in the Qur'an are a part of Muhammad's family (his mother Amina, his wives Khadija, Aisha, and others, his daughter Fatima...) and Isa[[note]]Jesus[[/note]]'s mother, Maryam. So for the rest we have Adam's wife but not Eve, Ibrahim's wives who mothered Ismail[[note]]Ishmael[[/note]] and Ishak[[note]]Isaac[[/note]] but not Hagar and Sarah, Yaqub[[note]]Jacob[[/note]]'s wife who mothered Yusuf and Binyamin[[note]]Benjamin[[/note]] but not Rachel, etc... (though popular legends gave them names, most of them based on the Biblical ones, anyway).

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* NoNameGiven: Unlike the name/genealogy-loving Bible, many characters in the Qur'an are not named and instead are characterized by their professions or how they relate to other characters who are named. This extends to the Biblical characters, who already had names during the time that the Qur'an was written. It is most obvious in the case of women; the only women who are named in the Qur'an are a part of Muhammad's family (his mother Amina, his wives Khadija, Aisha, and others, his daughter Fatima...) and Isa[[note]]Jesus[[/note]]'s Isa's mother, Maryam. So for the rest we have Adam's wife but not Eve, Ibrahim's wives who mothered Ismail[[note]]Ishmael[[/note]] and Ishak[[note]]Isaac[[/note]] Ishak but not Hagar and Sarah, Yaqub[[note]]Jacob[[/note]]'s wife who mothered Yusuf and Binyamin[[note]]Benjamin[[/note]] but not Rachel, etc... (though popular legends gave them names, most of them based on the Biblical ones, anyway).



* PrettyBoy: Yusuf, very much. It took a degree of handsomeness/prettiness to make women distracted to you so much that they ''peeled their fingers instead of fruits that they held, without any pain felt whatsover''.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Subverted. Adam's wife was enticed to eat the forbidden fruit and convinced Adam to do the same, but she was not held solely responsible. Instead, ''both of them'' were. The human's "ills" (death, childbirth, sickness, etc.) are not punishments for the transgression, but because, well, life on earth is not the same as life in paradise. Oh, and no, we are not doomed with the sin of Adam and his wife, either, because: 1. God already forgave Adam and his wife, and 2. No one can be held accountable for others' sin.
** Unfortunately, some misogynists exploit this event to make women responsible for men's fall, and thus, owe men by having to become subservient to them. To make their claim "authentic", they cite some hadiths that support their claim (yes, they ''do'' exist, but, like other hadiths, are to be taken with a grain of salt). Hadiths aside, this is very against Qur'anic teaching.




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* YankTheDogsChain: Almost. After years of no heir, Ibrahim was finally given a son through his second spouse: Ismail. But then, God ordered him to sacrifice the latter, and both resigned over God's command. Only for God, through an angel, to offer a cattle for sacrifice, because He was impressed by both individuals' faith to Him, turning this into a happy ending.[[note]]Yes, we all aware that Isaac (or rather, Ishak) was the one sacrificed in the Bible. The Qur'an's wording is actually ambiguous as to which son was sacrificed. Most interpreted it as Ismail because the account of the sacrifice preceded Ishak's birth, but the Qur'an's nature being anachronistic as it is, there is no way to be sure.[[/note]]
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* 1. Al Fatiha ~ ''The Opening'' (MC) ‒ 7 verses.

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* 1. Al Fatiha Al-Fatiha ~ ''The Opening'' (MC) ‒ 7 verses.



* 9. At-Tawbah ~ ''The Repentance'' (MD) ‒ 129 verses.

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* 9. At-Tawbah At-Tawba ~ ''The Repentance'' (MD) ‒ 129 verses.



* 20. Ta-Ha ~ ''Ta-Ha'' (MC) ‒ 135 verses.

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* 20. Ta-Ha Ta Ha ~ ''Ta-Ha'' ''Ta Ha'' (MC) ‒ 135 verses.



* 36. Ya Sin ~ ''Ya Seen'' (MC) ‒ 83 verses.

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* 36. Ya Sin ~ ''Ya Seen'' Sin'' (MC) ‒ 83 verses.


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* CoolHorse: The Buraq, winged horses who carried Muhammad from Mecca to UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}}, then to the highest heaven in a span of a single night. [[MeaningfulName Their name is Arabic for "lightning"]][[note]]No, it's not Barak/[[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack]]. That means "prosperity". Barak, however, does mean "lightning"...in Hebrew (which Buraq is a cognate of).[[/note]].


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* GoodIsNotNice: God will forgive, but will never forget. Anyone who sin will have to pay for it in the afterlife.
** Hell is not guarded by demons/Satan/other evil cronies. It is guarded by an angel. No, it isn't evil in any way. Getting a ticket to Hell means that you have done something very wrong in your life, and the angel is just for punishing you.


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* HeelFaceTurn: Out-universe, the Qur'an seems to have a profound effect on people who read it. A dramatic example would be Umar. He was one of Muhammad's bitterest enemies ever and was set about to kill him when he heard his sister (she already converted earlier; in fact, one of the reasons for the attempted murder was because Muhammad's teachings swayed his sister.) reciting a chapter of Qur'an (specifically, Ta Ha). He [[WouldHitAGirl slapped her]], but [[SilkHidingSteel she remained firm, refused to give up her faith, and blocked access to the book unless he clean himself.]] So he cleaned himself to read it, [[TearsOfRemorse cried]], [[HeelRealization realized his mistakes]], and immediately converted, becoming one of Muhammad's fiercest supporters and even a caliph eventually.


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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Or rather The First Is Not Like The Others. The very first chapter, Al-Fatiha (''The Opening'') is the only one where the basmala phrase, e.g. ''Bismillahi rrahmani rrahim''[[note]]In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful[[/note]], is a part of the chapter, instead of being an "appetizer"; you ''have'' to read it to start the chapter, lest your reading becomes invalid. In all other chapters, except the ninth (see below), it is only merely recommended.
** On the flip side, the ninth chapter, At-Tawba (''The Repentance''), is the only one of the 114 ''not'' to have the basmala as an opening. Also, because it is much longer than Al-Fatiha which means that readers often stop at a designated verse, once they pick it up again, they are forbidden to read the basmala as is customary, but instead have to continue straight into the chapter.
* LikesOlderWomen: Muhammad and Khadija married despite their 15-year-old age difference. Guess which one is older?
** Though ultimately subverted later on, since Muhammad's later spouses were younger than him in age, particularly Aisha.
* LightIsGood: In keeping with the Abrahamic belief that God created the world by separating light from darkness. Also, one verse in An-Nur (''[[MeaningfulName The Light]]'') chapter compares God to a majestic light:
-->'''24:35''': "Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is a niche wherein is a lamp—the lamp is in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star—lit from a blessed olive tree, neither eastern nor western, whose oil almost lights up, though fire should not touch it. Light upon light. Allah guides to His Light whomever He wishes. Allah draws parables for mankind, and Allah has knowledge of all things.
** Angels are beings made of pure light. They can only do what God orders them to do. In short, they cannot sin.


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* OlderThanPrint


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* RiddleForTheAges: The ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muqattaat Muqattaat]]'' is a series of seemingly meaningless Arabic letters chained and placed at random points in the Qur'an. Four of them even made it as chapter titles (Ta Ha, Ya Sin, Sad, and Qaf). There are several combinations, but there is one thing that ties them together: mysteriousness. Since the Qur'an's inception, nobody could figure just what the letters are supposed to represent, let alone mean. Not even ''Prophet Muhammad'' himself. And no one will probably ever know, except for God.


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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Khadija was a rich widow and businesswoman who, being 40 years old, didn't see remarriage as a feasible thing. But then, she employed a [[GoodShepherd Good Laborer]] famous for his fidelity and truthfulness by the name of Muhammad and...[[LoveAtFirstSight fell in love with him immediately]], their 15-year-old age difference notwithstanding.
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* NoNameGiven: Unlike the name/genealogy-loving Bible, many characters in the Qur'an are not named and instead are characterized by their professions or how they relate to other characters who are named. This extends to the Biblical characters, who already had names during the time that the Qur'an was written. It is most obvious in the case of women; the only women who are named in the Qur'an are a part of Muhammad's family (his mother Amina, his wives Khadija, Aisha, and others, his daughter Fatima...) and Isa[[note]]Jesus[[/note]]'s mother, Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]]. So for the rest we have Adam's wife but not Eve, Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]]'s wives who mothered Ismail[[note]]Ishmael[[/note]] and Ishak[[note]]Isaac[[/note]] but not Hagar and Sarah, Yaqub[[note]]Jacob[[/note]]'s wife who mothered Yusuf[[note]]Joseph[[/note]] and Binyamin[[note]]Benjamin[[/note]] but not Rachel, etc... (though popular legends gave them names, most of them based on the Biblical ones, anyway).

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* NoNameGiven: Unlike the name/genealogy-loving Bible, many characters in the Qur'an are not named and instead are characterized by their professions or how they relate to other characters who are named. This extends to the Biblical characters, who already had names during the time that the Qur'an was written. It is most obvious in the case of women; the only women who are named in the Qur'an are a part of Muhammad's family (his mother Amina, his wives Khadija, Aisha, and others, his daughter Fatima...) and Isa[[note]]Jesus[[/note]]'s mother, Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]]. Maryam. So for the rest we have Adam's wife but not Eve, Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]]'s Ibrahim's wives who mothered Ismail[[note]]Ishmael[[/note]] and Ishak[[note]]Isaac[[/note]] but not Hagar and Sarah, Yaqub[[note]]Jacob[[/note]]'s wife who mothered Yusuf[[note]]Joseph[[/note]] Yusuf and Binyamin[[note]]Benjamin[[/note]] but not Rachel, etc... (though popular legends gave them names, most of them based on the Biblical ones, anyway).



* SpotlightStealingSquad: Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]] is mentioned a lot more in the Qur'an than her son, Isa[[note]]Jesus, as in Jesus of Nazareth[[/note]] is, even though the latter is recognized as the last prophet before Muhammad and indeed will play a great role during the Last Days. Maryam had ''two'' chapters dedicated to her ("The House of Imran", which is titled after her family pre-virgin birth, and the eponymous "Maryam"), Isa did not have even one.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]] Maryam is mentioned a lot more in the Qur'an than her son, Isa[[note]]Jesus, as in Jesus of Nazareth[[/note]] Isa is, even though the latter is recognized as the last prophet before Muhammad and indeed will play a great role during the Last Days. Maryam had ''two'' chapters dedicated to her ("The House of Imran", which is titled after her family pre-virgin birth, and the eponymous "Maryam"), Isa did not have even one.
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[[folder: The 114 Surahs]]
There are a total of 114 chapters (''surah'') in the Qur'an, all of varying degrees of length and the number of verses (''ayat''). Because the Quran is ordered by length, there is no specific theme between each surah. Instead, the Quran is ordered through the ''juz'', numbering 30 in total, which are mainly useful when one is about to read the Qur'an a specific order each day/week/month; an ''imam'' can read one ''juz'' per ''tarawih'' prayer during the 28-30 nights of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month.

In addition, the chapters are also stamped on whether they originate pre-Hijra[[note]]The time when Muhammad received his first verses from Allah, his early attempts at spreading Islam in Mecca, and his exile to Medina.[[/note]] and post-Hijra[[note]] Everything past the exile to Medina, up to Muhammad's death.[[/note]] The pre-Hijra chapters are generally short in verses and length, but they are more numerous in number, while the post-Hijra chapters are the exact opposite: long, winded, but small in number. Each type is denoted by these symbols: (MC) denotes the pre-Hijrah chapters, while (MD) denotes the post-Hijrah chapters.
* 1. Al Fatiha ~ ''The Opening'' (MC) ‒ 7 verses.
* 2. Al-Baqara ~ ''The Cow'' (MD) ‒ 286 verses.
* 3. Al Imran ~ ''The House of Imran'' (MD) ‒ 200 verses.
* 4. An-Nisa' ~ ''The Women'' (MD) ‒ 176 verses.
* 5. Al-Ma'idah ~ ''The Repast'' (MD) ‒ 120 verses.
* 6. Al-An'am ~ ''The Cattle'' (MC) ‒ 165 verses.
* 7. Al-A'raf ~ ''The Heights'' (MC) ‒ 206 verses.
* 8. Al-Anfal ~ ''The Spoils of War'' (MD) ‒ 75 verses.
* 9. At-Tawbah ~ ''The Repentance'' (MD) ‒ 129 verses.
* 10. Yunus ~ ''Jonah'' (MC) ‒ 109 verses.
* 11. Hud ~ ''Hud'' (MC) ‒ 123 verses.
* 12. Yusuf ~ ''Joseph'' (MC) ‒ 111 verses.
* 13. Ar-Ra'd ~ ''The Thunder'' (MD) ‒ 43 verses.
* 14. Ibrahim ~ ''Abraham'' (MC) ‒ 52 verses.
* 15. Al-Hijr ~ ''The Rocky Tract'' (MC) ‒ 99 verses.
* 16. An-Nahl ~ ''The Honeybee'' (MC) ‒ 128 verses.
* 17. Al-Isra ~ ''The Night Journey'' (MC) ‒ 111 verses.
* 18. Al-Kahf ~ ''The Cave'' (MC) ‒ 110 verses.
* 19. Maryam ~ ''Mary'' (MC) ‒ 98 verses.
* 20. Ta-Ha ~ ''Ta-Ha'' (MC) ‒ 135 verses.
* 21. Al-Anbiya ~ ''The Prophets'' (MC) ‒ 112 verses.
* 22. Al-Hajj ~ ''The Pilgrimage'' (MD) ‒ 78 verses.
* 23. Al-Mu'minun ~ ''The Believers'' (MC) ‒ 118 verses.
* 24. An-Nur ~ ''The Light'' (MD) ‒ 64 verses.
* 25. Al-Furqan ~ ''The Standard'' (MC) ‒ 77 verses.
* 26. Ash-Shu'ara ~ ''The Poets'' (MC) ‒ 227 verses.
* 27. An-Naml ~ ''The Ant'' (MC) ‒ 93 verses.
* 28. Al-Qasas ~ ''The Stories'' (MC) ‒ 88 verses.
* 29. Al-Ankabut ~ ''The Spider'' (MC) ‒ 69 verses.
* 30. Ar-Rum ~ ''The Romans'' (MC) ‒ 60 verses.
* 31. Luqman ~ ''Luqman'' (MC) ‒ 34 verses.
* 32. As-Sajdah ~ ''The Prostration'' (MC) ‒ 30 verses.
* 33. Al-Ahzab ~ ''The Confederates'' (MD) ‒ 73 verses.
* 34. Saba ~ ''Sheba'' (MC) ‒ 54 verses.
* 35. Fatir ~ ''Originator'' (MC) ‒ 45 verses.
* 36. Ya Sin ~ ''Ya Seen'' (MC) ‒ 83 verses.
* 37. As-Saffat ~ ''Those Who Set the Ranks'' (MC) ‒ 182 verses.
* 38. Sad ~ ''Sad'' (MC) ‒ 88 verses.
* 39. Az-Zumar ~ ''The Crowds'' (MC) ‒ 75 verses.
* 40. Ghafir ~ ''Forgiving'' (MC) ‒ 85 verses.
* 41. Fussilat ~ ''Explained'' (MC) ‒ 54 verses.
* 42. Ash-Shura ~ ''The Consultation'' (MC) ‒ 53 verses.
* 43. Az-Zukhruf ~ ''The Gold Ornaments'' (MC) ‒ 89 verses.
* 44. Ad-Dukhan ~ ''The Smoke'' (MC) ‒ 59 verses.
* 45. Al-Jathiya ~ ''The Kneeling Down'' (MC) ‒ 37 verses.
* 46. Al-Ahqaf ~ ''The Sand Dunes'' (MC) ‒ 35 verses.
* 47. Muhammad ~ ''Muhammad'' (MD) ‒ 38 verses.
* 48. Al-Fath ~ ''The Victory'' (MD) ‒ 29 verses.
* 49. Al-Hujurat ~ ''The Inner Apartments'' (MD) ‒ 18 verses.
* 50. Qaf ~ ''Qaf'' (MC) ‒ 45 verses.
* 51. Adh-Dhariyat ~ ''The Winds That Scatter'' (MC) ‒ 60 verses.
* 52. At-Tur ~ ''The Mount'' (MC) ‒ 49 verses.
* 53. An-Najm ~ ''The Star'' (MC) ‒ 62 verses.
* 54. Al-Qamar ~ ''The Moon'' (MC) ‒ 55 verses.
* 55. Ar-Rahman ~ ''The Most Gracious'' (MD) ‒ 78 verses.
* 56. Al-Waqi'ah ~ ''The Inevitable'' (MC) ‒ 96 verses.
* 57. Al-Hadid ~ ''The Iron'' (MD) ‒ 29 verses.
* 58. Al-Mujadila ~ ''She Who Pleads'' (MD) ‒ 22 verses.
* 59. Al-Hashr ~ ''The Exile'' (MD) ‒ 24 verses.
* 60. Al-Mumtahana ~ ''She Who is Examined'' (MD) ‒ 13 verses.
* 61. As-Saff ~ ''The Ranks'' (MD) ‒ 14 verses.
* 62. Al-Jumu'a ~ ''Friday'' (MD) ‒ 11 verses.
* 63. Al-Munafiqun ~ ''The Hypocrites'' (MD) ‒ 11 verses.
* 64. At-Taghabun ~ ''The Loss'' (MD) ‒ 18 verses.
* 65. At-Talaq ~ ''The Divorce'' (MD) ‒ 12 verses.
* 66. At-Tahrim ~ ''The Prohibition'' (MD) ‒ 12 verses.
* 67. Al-Mulk ~ ''The Dominion'' (MC) ‒ 30 verses.
* 68. Al-Qalam ~ ''The Pen'' (MC) ‒ 52 verses.
* 69. Al-Haqqa ~ ''The Reality'' (MC) ‒ 52 verses.
* 70. Al-Ma'arij ~ ''The Ascending Stairways'' (MC) ‒ 44 verses.
* 71. Nuh ~ ''Noah'' (MC) ‒ 28 verses.
* 72. Al-Jinn ~ ''The Jinn/The Hidden One'' (MC) ‒ 28 verses.
* 73. Al-Muzzammil ~ ''The Enshrouded One'' (MC) ‒ 20 verses.
* 74. Al-Muddathir ~ ''The Cloaked One'' (MC) ‒ 56 verses.
* 75. Al-Qiyama ~ ''The Day of Resurrection'' (MC) ‒ 40 verses.
* 76. Al-Insan ~ ''The Human'' (MD) ‒ 31 verses.
* 77. Al-Mursalat ~ ''The Emissaries'' (MC) ‒ 50 verses.
* 78. An-Naba ~ ''The Tidings'' (MC) ‒ 40 verses.
* 79. An-Nazi'at ~ ''Those Who Tear Out'' (MC) ‒ 46 verses.
* 80. 'Abasa ~ ''He Frowned'' (MC) ‒ 42 verses.
* 81. At-Takwir ~ ''The Overthrowing'' (MC) ‒ 29 verses.
* 82. Al-Infitar ~ ''The Cleaving Asunder'' (MC) ‒ 19 verses.
* 83. Al-Mutaffifin ~ ''The Defrauders'' (MC) ‒ 36 verses.
* 84. Al-Inshiqaq ~ ''The Splitting Asunder'' (MC) ‒ 25 verses.
* 85. Al-Buruj ~ ''The Stars'' (MC) ‒ 22 verses.
* 86. At-Tariq ~ ''The Morning Star'' (MC) ‒ 17 verses.
* 87. Al-A'la ~ ''The Most High'' (MC) ‒ 19 verses.
* 88. Al-Ghasiya ~ ''The Overwhelming'' (MC) ‒ 26 verses.
* 89. Al-Fajr ~ ''The Dawn'' (MC) ‒ 30 verses.
* 90. Al-Balad ~ ''The City'' (MC) ‒ 20 verses.
* 91. Ash-Shams ~ ''The Sun'' (MC) ‒ 15 verses.
* 92. Al-Lail ~ ''The Night'' (MC) ‒ 21 verses.
* 93. Ad-Dhuha ~ ''The Morning Hours'' (MC) ‒ 11 verses.
* 94. Al-Inshirah ~ ''The Consolation'' (MC) ‒ 8 verses.
* 95. At-Tin ~ ''The Fig Tree'' (MC) ‒ 8 verses.
* 96. Al-'Alaq ~ ''The Clot'' (MC) ‒ 19 verses.
* 97. Al-Qadr ~ ''The Power'' (MC) ‒ 5 verses.
* 98. Al-Bayyina ~ ''The Clear Evidence'' (MD) ‒ 8 verses.
* 99. Az-Zalzala ~ ''The Earthquake'' (MD) ‒ 8 verses.
* 100. Al-Adiyat ~ ''The Courser'' (MC) ‒ 11 verses.
* 101. Al-Qari'a ~ ''The Great Calamity'' (MC) ‒ 11 verses.
* 102. At-Takathur ~ ''The Rivalry'' (MC) ‒ 8 verses.
* 103. Al-Asr ~ ''The Time'' (MC) ‒ 3 verses.
* 104. Al-Humaza ~ ''The Scandalmonger'' (MC) ‒ 9 verses.
* 105. Al-Fil ~ ''The Elephant'' (MC) ‒ 5 verses.
* 106. Quraysh ~ ''Quraysh'' (MC) ‒ 4 verses.
* 107. Al-Ma'un ~ ''The Small Kindness'' (MC) ‒ 7 verses.
* 108. Al-Kawthar ~ ''The Abundance'' (MC) ‒ 3 verses.
* 109. Al-Kafirun ~ ''The Disbelievers'' (MC) ‒ 6 verses.
* 110. An-Nasr ~ ''The Assistance'' (MD) ‒ 3 verses.
* 111. Al-Masad ~ ''The Palm Fiber'' (MC) ‒ 5 verses.
* 112. Al-Ikhlas ~ ''The Sincerity'' (MC) ‒ 4 verses.
* 113. Al-Falaq ~ ''The Dawn'' (MC) ‒ 5 verses.
* 114. An-Nas ~ ''The Mankind'' (MC) ‒ 6 verses.
[[/folder]]



* CharacterTitle: Some chapters in the Qur'an are titled according to the figures they explored, including Hud, Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]], Luqman, Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]], Muhammad, Nuh[[note]]Noah[[/note]], Yunus[[note]]Jonah[[/note]], and Yusuf[[note]]Joseph[[/note]].



* ContinuityNod: So, so many, toward Injil[[note]][[Literature/TheFourGospels]]--the theory being either (1) that the ''Injil'' was a literal book sent to Jesus that was copied and mistranscribed by later Christians as the Gospels, or (2) taking elements of the Christian view, that Jesus ''himself'' was the Word/Book, whose words and deeds were copied and later mistranscribed as the Gospels.[[/note]] and Taurat[[note]][[Literature/TheBible TheTorah]][[/note]]. In fact, it's stated in The Qur'an itself that one of its purposes is to give ContinuityNod to the aforementioned books, so as to give good news to the faithfuls.
** Also mentioned--although rarely referenced--is the Zabur (the Psalms).

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* ContinuityNod: So, so many, toward Injil[[note]][[Literature/TheFourGospels]]--the Injil[[note]][[Literature/TheFourGospels The Gospels]]--the theory being either (1) that the ''Injil'' was a literal book sent to Jesus that was copied and mistranscribed by later Christians as the Gospels, or (2) taking elements of the Christian view, that Jesus ''himself'' was the Word/Book, whose words and deeds were copied and later mistranscribed as the Gospels.[[/note]] and Taurat[[note]][[Literature/TheBible TheTorah]][[/note]]. The Torah]][[/note]]. In fact, it's stated in The the Qur'an itself that one of its purposes is to give ContinuityNod to the aforementioned books, so as to give good news to the faithfuls.
** Also mentioned--although rarely referenced--is the Zabur (the Psalms).[[Literature/BookOfPsalms Psalms]]).



* DecisiveBattle: Several, leading to the re-capture of Makkah by the Muslim army. Entering Makkah itself was an anti-climax, though.

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* DecisiveBattle: Several, leading to the re-capture of Makkah Mecca by the Muslim army. Entering Makkah itself was an anti-climax, though.



** There is no denying the text - [[NotSoDifferent much like The Bible]] - contains examples of this, especially when Al-hadits that further explained these rules are not included into the equation.
** One DoubleStandard - the one about polygamy - actually has a reason behind it: it's believed the original reason for allowing men to take additional wives was that in an age of constant tribal warfare, men were often killed and their widows left without a means of support. Polygamy was a way of addressing this gender imbalance in towns that had been ravaged by war.

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** There is no denying the text - [[NotSoDifferent much like The Bible]] - contains examples of this, especially when Al-hadits the Hadiths that further explained these rules are not included into the equation.
** One DoubleStandard - the one about polygamy - actually has a reason behind it: it's believed that the original reason for allowing men to take additional wives was that in an age of constant tribal warfare, men were often killed and their widows left without a means of support. Polygamy was a way of addressing this gender imbalance in towns that had been ravaged by war.



*** The rules for woman in general are very strict, where the only skin that they can show in public are their faces (some even consider that only their eyes can be shown) and their hands. They are justified (for Muslims) to ensure the woman's safety while enhancing their elegance.



** Men can marry any woman from any other Abrahamic religion (Jews or Christians), women are strictly forbidden to marry a man who isn't a Muslim.

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** Men can marry any woman from any other Abrahamic religion (Jews or Christians), women are strictly forbidden to marry a man who isn't a Muslim. The reason usually posited by scholars is that a husband is always considered the ''imam''-leader, of his family, so having a non-Muslim as the leader of his family is not advisable.
** Contrary to popular beliefs, however, Muslim women do ''not'' have to wear hijab e.g. head and body coverings. All the Quran has to say about women in general are that they should dress modestly by not attracting unwanted attention, ''not'' the specifications for the coverings itself. The "ninja" coverings (everything sans face and hands) are only compulsory during prayer times, where even the men will have to dress modestly if they want to, well ''pray'', to God. The only women who are required to wear those kind of coverings are Muhammad's wives‒Khadija, Aisha, Zaynab, etc. The culprit for the application of this rule to all women are the hadiths, which are really open to interpretation. This led to every cases from a law forcing women to cover every single inch of their body (Afghanistan's [[ChurchMilitant Taliban]]) to severe ''ban'' for them to do so (Tunisia and Turkey).



* TheFederation: During the Madinah [[labelnote:*]]called Yathrib prior to the Prophet moving there. Madinah means city, and is short-hand for al-Madinat al-Munnawarah (the enlightened city), due to the Prophet settling there[[/labelnote]] era. Muhammad was the leader of the people of Madinah, which also included Jews. The details of the Battle of the Trench showed cracks in the Federation, though prior to it, the Medina Constitution showed ideals of federation and mutual respect, even though it eventually failed in reality.

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* TheFederation: During the Madinah Medina [[labelnote:*]]called Yathrib prior to the Prophet moving there. Madinah Medina means city, and is short-hand for al-Madinat al-Munnawarah (the enlightened city), due to the Prophet settling there[[/labelnote]] there. Jews may be familiar with term, since in Hebrew, ''Medinat'' means "country", e.g. "Medinat Yisrael" (State of Israel).[[/labelnote]] era. Muhammad was the leader of the people of Madinah, Medina, which also included Jews. The details of the Battle of the Trench showed cracks in the Federation, though prior to it, the Medina Constitution showed ideals of federation and mutual respect, even though it eventually failed in reality.



** In general prophets are more virtuous than they are in the Bible. David's adultary isn't mentioned nor is Noah getting drunk. It explicitely states that Solomon did not worship other gods and Aaron did not make the golden calf.
* HumansAreSpecial: The angels and the Jinns where ordered to bow down to us. One of the Jinn, ʾIblīs, refused to bow down and was banished for this.
** The very last ''surah'' is titled An-Nās, or ''The People''.

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** In general general, prophets are more virtuous than they are in the Bible. David's adultary adultery isn't mentioned nor is Noah getting drunk. It explicitely explicitly states that Solomon did not worship other gods and Aaron did not make the golden calf.
Golden Calf.
* HumansAreSpecial: The angels and the Jinns where were ordered to bow down to us. One of the Jinn, ʾIblīs, Iblis, refused to bow down and was banished for this.
** Two surahs are dedicated to humans, the 76th (Al-Insan) and the last, 114th (An-Nas). The very last ''surah'' is titled An-Nās, or ''The People''.former means "The Human", the latter means "The People".



* MadeASlave / IndenturedServitude / HappinessInSlavery: Vanquished unbelievers are to be killed ([[MenAreTheExpendableGender men especially]]), converted or enslaved. While it's possible to become a ''dhimmi'' when you're Jewish or a Christian, for all the others, slavery is their ultimate fate. However, being a slave is usually just a transitional state before becomeing a Muslim through exhortation of one's master. If that fails, masters of slaves must treat their slaves fairly and make sure they don't resent their servitude, even though slavery in and of itself is not forbidden at all. If an infidel doesn't convert but wishes to be free, exile is the only alternative.

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* MadeASlave / IndenturedServitude / HappinessInSlavery: Vanquished unbelievers are to be killed ([[MenAreTheExpendableGender men especially]]), converted or enslaved. While it's possible to become a ''dhimmi'' when you're Jewish or a Christian, for all the others, slavery is their ultimate fate. However, being a slave is usually just a transitional state before becomeing becoming a Muslim through exhortation of one's master. If that fails, masters of slaves must treat their slaves fairly and make sure they don't resent their servitude, even though slavery in and of itself is not forbidden at all. If an infidel doesn't convert but wishes to be free, exile is the only alternative.



* MessianicArchetype: Aïssa [[spoiler:Also known as JesusChrist]].

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* MessianicArchetype: Aïssa [[spoiler:Also Isa [[spoiler:also known as JesusChrist]].



* MysticalPregnancy: Aïssa [[spoiler:(Jesus)]] is recognized as being born from a virgin, Maryam [[spoiler:(Mary)]]. He's also identified as the Messiah (''Mahdi'') who will come back to defeat ''Dajjal'' [[spoiler:(Antichrist)]] at EndOftheWorldasWeKnowIt.

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* MysticalPregnancy: Aïssa Isa [[spoiler:(Jesus)]] is recognized as being born from a virgin, Maryam [[spoiler:(Mary)]]. He's also identified as the Messiah (''Mahdi'') who will come back to defeat ''Dajjal'' [[spoiler:(Antichrist)]] at EndOftheWorldasWeKnowIt.TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.



* NoNameGiven: Unlike the name/genealogy-loving Bible, many characters in the Qur'an are not named and instead are characterized by their professions or how they relate to other characters who are named. This extends to the Biblical characters, who already had names during the time that the Qur'an was written. It is most obvious in the case of women; the only women who are named in the Qur'an are a part of Muhammad's family (his mother Amina, his wives Khadija, Aisha, and others, his daughter Fatima...) and Isa[[note]]Jesus[[/note]]'s mother, Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]]. So for the rest we have Adam's wife but not Eve, Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]]'s wives who mothered Ismail[[note]]Ishmael[[/note]] and Ishak[[note]]Isaac[[/note]] but not Hagar and Sarah, Yaqub[[note]]Jacob[[/note]]'s wife who mothered Yusuf[[note]]Joseph[[/note]] and Binyamin[[note]]Benjamin[[/note]] but not Rachel, etc... (though popular legends gave them names, most of them based on the Biblical ones, anyway).



Angels are the messengers of Allah. It is literally impossible for an angel, no matter how powerful, to disobey Allah, because they have no free will. This means there are no evil or FallenAngels, and that every thing they do is commanded by Allah. They carry out Allah's will by doing things like praising and worshiping him, cursing women who will not have sex with their husbands, testing people by giving them wealth or healing their illnesses, and throwing the wicked into hell and mercilessly tormenting them for all of eternity. Belief in them is considered one of the five Articles of Faith in Islam, and Gabriel is said to have revealed Literature/TheQuran to Muhammad.

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Angels are the messengers of Allah. It is literally impossible for an angel, no matter how powerful, to disobey Allah, because they have no free will. This means there are no evil or FallenAngels, and that every thing they do is commanded by Allah. They carry out Allah's will by doing things like praising and worshiping him, cursing women who will not have sex with their husbands, testing people by giving them wealth or healing their illnesses, and throwing the wicked into hell and mercilessly tormenting them for all of eternity. Belief in them is considered one of the five Articles of Faith in Islam, and Gabriel is said to have revealed Literature/TheQuran the Quran to Muhammad.



* [[OurTropesAreDifferent Our Godhead is different]]- The Christian Trinity and the status of Jesus as divine are specifically denied. The Jewish concept of God's covenant with Israel and its status as "the Chosen People" is ignored in light of a more universal message to humanity, rather than to Israel.
** The false trinity when it is actually described in the Qu'ran Allah/Isa/Marium is not the same one modern Christians believe in Father(origin)/Son(doer)/Spirit(omnipresence). It is true trinity is never explicitly described in the gospels, just something people interpreted from them but Christians are not "ascribing partners to Allah", just trying to help people understand God better.
* PersonaNonGrata: Non-muslims are barred from entering Meccah, the holy city that holds the Black Stone.

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* [[OurTropesAreDifferent Our Godhead is different]]- Different]]- The Christian Trinity and the status of Jesus as divine are specifically denied. The Jewish concept of God's covenant with Israel and its status as "the Chosen People" is ignored in light of a more universal message to humanity, rather than to Israel.
** The false trinity Trinity when it is actually described in the Qu'ran Qu'ran; Allah/Isa/Marium is not the same one modern Christians believe in Father(origin)/Son(doer)/Spirit(omnipresence). Father (origin)/Son (doer)/Spirit (omnipresence). It is true trinity Trinity is never explicitly described in the gospels, just something people interpreted from them but Christians are not "ascribing partners to Allah", just trying to help people understand God better.
* PersonaNonGrata: Non-muslims Non-Muslims are barred from entering Meccah, Mecca, the holy city that holds the Black Stone.



* {{Retcon}}: Called abrogation, which means latter verses that supposedly contradict earlier ones invalidate those before them. This is because the Qur'an was recorded under a twenty three year period and during that time Muhammad's instructions changed according to circumstance. Since the Qur'an is not listed in chronological order what exactly is abrogated is not clear without help from other text such as those in the Hadith. It is obvious the whole Qur'an abrogates the Old and New testaments however.

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* {{Retcon}}: Called abrogation, which means latter verses that supposedly contradict earlier ones invalidate those before them. This is because the Qur'an was recorded under a twenty three year period and during that time Muhammad's instructions changed according to circumstance. Since the Qur'an is not listed in chronological order what exactly is abrogated is not clear without help from other text such as those in the Hadith. It is obvious the whole Qur'an abrogates the Old and New testaments however.Testaments however.
* TheSacredDarkness: Nights and their associated things (moon, stars, darkness, etc.) are ''heavily'' praised in Qur'an as well as in Islam in general. There are just so much events that happened during the night that its importance cannot be denied, including but not limited to: providing Bani Isra'il[[note]]Children of Israel[[/note]] escape from the Pharaoh, providing Muhammad and his followers relieve during their exile to Medina, the Night of Power, etc. There are also at least four chapters with a night theme in the series. Then there's the fact that the Islamic calendar is lunar and measures each day from dusk to the next dusk (a bit like Judaism, actually). Understandable, given that, being desert-dwellers, the nights are the only time when the Arabs and indeed the other Middle Eastern people can rest and look away from the harsh sun.



* SexIsEvil: Averted. Celibacy and asceticism are strongly discouraged, even though it's not ''harām'' in and of itself. Sex is considered to be perfectly normal and men and women are permitted to do pretty much any kinky thing they want with each other (except anal sex and BDSM which remain gravely sinful in any capacity), but only within the confines of marriage.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS

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* SexIsEvil: Averted. Celibacy and asceticism are strongly discouraged, even though it's not ''harām'' forbidden in and of itself. Sex is considered to be perfectly normal and men and women are permitted to do pretty much any kinky thing they want with each other (except anal sex and BDSM which remain gravely sinful in any capacity), but only within the confines of marriage.
* SpellMyNameWithAnSSpellMyNameWithAnS: There is no universally agreed upon-romanization of Classical Arabic, so application of this trope is in ''spades''. Jews might be familiar with this, since Classical Hebrew also has no universally agreed upon-romanization (hence (C)han(n)ukka(h)).



* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The name Allah is a contraction of ''al-illa'' meaning not just God, but ''the'' God (the one and only). You will find a lot of these contractions in Arabic texts, even before the Qu'ran and many of them relate to the god, such as Astaghfirullah, "I ask the God's forgiveness".
** That is not, technically speaking, a contraction. That's the way arabic word/sentence structure works. Astaghfirullah is an entire sentence. These things have nothing to do with Quran, modern arabic works like this too.

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The name Allah is a contraction of ''al-illa'' ''Al-illa'' meaning not just God, but ''the'' God (the one and only). You will find a lot of these contractions in Arabic texts, even before the Qu'ran and many of them relate to the god, God, such as Astaghfirullah, "I ask the God's forgiveness".
** That is not, technically speaking, a contraction. That's the way arabic Arabic word/sentence structure works. Astaghfirullah is an entire sentence. These things have nothing to do with Quran, modern arabic Quran; Modern Arabic works like this too.too.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Maryam[[note]]The Virgin Mary[[/note]] is mentioned a lot more in the Qur'an than her son, Isa[[note]]Jesus, as in Jesus of Nazareth[[/note]] is, even though the latter is recognized as the last prophet before Muhammad and indeed will play a great role during the Last Days. Maryam had ''two'' chapters dedicated to her ("The House of Imran", which is titled after her family pre-virgin birth, and the eponymous "Maryam"), Isa did not have even one.
5th Nov '15 10:20:18 AM nombretomado
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The '''''Qur'an''''' is a [[SacredLiterature holy text]] of [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} the Islamic faith]], the first and smallest text in the Islamic trilogy with the Sira[[note]]The stories of Muhammad's life, basically biographies.[[/note]] and the Hadiths[[note]]The collected words and actions of Muhammad[[/note]] being the other eighty four percent of it. The Qur'an differs from the Jewish and Christian Bible, in that the work is not a collection of various other works, but rather a collection of sayings in verse attributed to Allah/God given to TheProphetMuhammad via the ArchangelGabriel. Think of it as ''God: The Collected Poems'', or perhaps as the Psalms of Islam.

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The '''''Qur'an''''' is a [[SacredLiterature holy text]] of [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} the Islamic faith]], the first and smallest text in the Islamic trilogy with the Sira[[note]]The stories of Muhammad's life, basically biographies.[[/note]] and the Hadiths[[note]]The collected words and actions of Muhammad[[/note]] being the other eighty four percent of it. The Qur'an differs from the Jewish and Christian Bible, in that the work is not a collection of various other works, but rather a collection of sayings in verse attributed to Allah/God given to TheProphetMuhammad UsefulNotes/TheProphetMuhammad via the ArchangelGabriel. Think of it as ''God: The Collected Poems'', or perhaps as the Psalms of Islam.
13th Jul '15 10:27:09 PM Salvatory
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*** Who the fuck told you that? A Muslim cannot marry a non-muslim, it doesn't matter of they are male, female, both or neither. If one partner Isn't muslim, then you cannot marry him/her.
2nd Jul '15 1:28:53 AM rexis12
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** The way it says a man is allowed to beat his disobedient wife doesn't mean he can punch her in the face just because she didn't want to make him tea. Disobedient is meant by, not cooking for her husband and children, not taking care of them while the man is at work, along with other things. There's are the 'beating', it stated that while yes a man can beat his wife, he is to use a cane on either her foot or buttocks. Not that he can punch her like an an abusive jerk.
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