History Literature / TheQuran

23rd Jun '16 12:44:56 PM Phoenixion
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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The angels of Literature/TheQuran are ''definitely'' of the EldritchAbomination variety. They are described as having anywhere from two wings to thousands, and [[TheNeedless they do not eat or drink]]. They are also ''huge.'' It would take 700 years to go the distance between the ear-lobes and shoulders of the angel who carries Allah's throne, and the ArchangelGabriel has 600 wings which span from the Eastern to the Western horizon. They're invisible to humans but animals can see them. If they do show up to humans (mostly towards [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophets_and_messengers_in_Islam Prophets and Messengers]], they tend to assume [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human form]].\\

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The angels of Literature/TheQuran are ''definitely'' of the EldritchAbomination variety. They are described as having anywhere from two wings to thousands, and [[TheNeedless they do not eat or drink]]. They are also ''huge.'' It would take 700 years to go the distance between the ear-lobes and shoulders of the angel who carries Allah's throne, and the ArchangelGabriel has 600 wings which span from the Eastern to the Western horizon. They're invisible to humans but animals can see them. If they do show up to humans (mostly towards [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophets_and_messengers_in_Islam Prophets and Messengers]], Messengers]]), they tend to assume [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human form]].\\
23rd Jun '16 12:43:28 PM Phoenixion
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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The angels of Literature/TheQuran are ''definitely'' of the EldritchAbomination variety. They are described as having anywhere from two wings to thousands, and [[TheNeedless they do not eat or drink]]. They are also ''huge.'' It would take 700 years to go the distance between the ear-lobes and shoulders of the angel who carries Allah's throne, and the ArchangelGabriel has 600 wings which span from the Eastern to the Western horizon. They're invisible to humans but animals can see them. \\

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The angels of Literature/TheQuran are ''definitely'' of the EldritchAbomination variety. They are described as having anywhere from two wings to thousands, and [[TheNeedless they do not eat or drink]]. They are also ''huge.'' It would take 700 years to go the distance between the ear-lobes and shoulders of the angel who carries Allah's throne, and the ArchangelGabriel has 600 wings which span from the Eastern to the Western horizon. They're invisible to humans but animals can see them. If they do show up to humans (mostly towards [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophets_and_messengers_in_Islam Prophets and Messengers]], they tend to assume [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human form]].\\
13th Jun '16 8:31:37 AM Dimas28
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* AncientEgypt: Some part of Prophet Musa's story. It seems that the more interesting parts happen when he's outside Egyptian territory, such as marriage, meeting with Allah, and looking for a land for his people.

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* AncientEgypt: Some part of Prophet Prophets Yusuf's[[note]]Joseph[[/note]] and Musa's story. It stories. In the case of Musa, it seems that the more interesting parts happen when he's outside Egyptian territory, such as the marriage, meeting with Allah, and looking for a land for his people.



* 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.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Go there and back again, actually. Muhammad was called to an audience with Allah, received the order for ''salah'' (daily prayers, said five times a day), and then returned to the world so he could bring the order to the Muslims. On his way he met prophets of ancient times such as Musa. Musa actually told Muhammad to renegotiate the order, because ''50 times a day'' would be too difficult.
** Reminiscent of an old Jewish joke, in which Moses tells his people "There's good news and bad news. The good news is that I convinced Him to drop seven of the Seventeen Commandments. The bad news is that He wouldn't budge on the one about adultery."
* BadassArmy: {{Defied}}! The Army of Muslims attributed their victories (and defeats) in war to the will of Allah, never due to their own might. [[spoiler:The one time they believed that victory is assured, archers on a strategic hill went for loot instead of manning their post, resulting in the enemy countering by attacking the hill and killing the few archers left, and reversing the course of the battle, resulting in the prophet being seriously injured.]]

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* ArchangelMichael: Mentioned once, as part of the host who will be the enemy of the people who rejected reject God. Its other exploits are explored in the hadiths and other traditions.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Go there and back again, actually. Muhammad was called to an audience with Allah, received the order for ''salah'' (daily prayers, said five times a day), and then returned to the world so he could bring the order to the Muslims.people. On his way he met prophets of ancient times such as Musa. Musa actually told Muhammad to renegotiate the order, because ''50 times a day'' would be too difficult.
** Reminiscent of an old Jewish joke, in which Moses tells told his people "There's good news and bad news. The good news is that I convinced Him to drop seven of the Seventeen Commandments. The bad news is that He wouldn't budge on the one about adultery."
* BadassArmy: {{Defied}}! The Army of Muslims attributed their victories (and defeats) in war to the will of Allah, never due to their own might. [[spoiler:The one time they believed that victory is assured, archers on a strategic hill went for loot instead of manning their post, resulting in the enemy countering by attacking the hill and killing the few archers left, and reversing the course of the battle, resulting in the prophet Muhammad being seriously injured.]]



* BuryYourGays: Unlike the Bible, homosexuality is clearly stated as the reason why Sodom was doomed. Lesbianism, group sex of any kind and bisexuality from any gender are all equally condemned as very serious sins.
** This actually varies depending on interpretation. Sodom was doomed because of total depravity rather than the sole reason being homosexuality, and bisexuality and lesbianism are not touched upon.

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* BuryYourGays: Unlike the Bible, homosexuality is clearly stated as the reason why The fall of Sodom and Gomorrah was doomed. Lesbianism, group sex caused by many reasons, one of any kind and bisexuality from any gender are all equally condemned as very serious sins.
** This actually varies depending on interpretation. Sodom
which was doomed because of total depravity rather than the sole reason being homosexuality, although other vices such as depravity and bisexuality decadence were also cited as equally responsible. Traditional interpretation, though, leans to [[{{Flanderization}} flanderize]] the homosexuality part, hence why most hadiths and lesbianism are not touched upon.laws promulgated by ''ulema'' tend to scapegoat it the most.



** 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]].

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** Ibrahim[[note]]Abraham[[/note]]'s first wife didn't believe, thought though 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]].



* 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.

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* 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 was jailed anyways, partly due to his low-status, partly to further protect his chastity.



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



* ContinuityNod: So, so many, toward 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 The Torah]][[/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.

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** The "tolerance with non-Muslims" part is also given credence by the fact that an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad itself, Abu Talib, was a devout Christian and chose not to convert to Islam, despite supporting his nephew's sermons. He is never demonized by anyone for being this, either, even to the most ardent and zealous believers.
* ContinuityNod: So, so many, toward towards 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 The Torah]][[/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.



* DarkIsNotEvil: The Qur'an teaches its believers not to fear darkness or night. In fact, people should be grateful when darkness came, because that means you can finally put your work at the desk and either dedicatedly pray to God, who will accept prayers at nighttime more intently, or, if you are too tired, get some sleep. See TheSacredDarkness below.



* DecisiveBattle: Several, leading to the re-capture of Mecca by the Muslim army. Entering Makkah itself was an anti-climax, though.
* DomesticAbuse: A man is allowed to beat his disobedient wife. (IV, 38)

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* DecisiveBattle: Several, leading to the re-capture of Mecca by the Muslim army. Entering Makkah Mecca itself was an anti-climax, though.
* DomesticAbuse: A man is allowed to beat his disobedient wife. (IV, 38)38) However, it is ''forbidden'' for men to act like thugs and deal a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on his wife whenever he doesn't like her way of thinking. Punishment must be given sparsely, like gently hitting her with a stick three times for example, as Prophet Ayub[[note]]Job[[/note]] did to his wife when [[EtTuBrute she left him]]. Unfortunately, like the law about polygamy mentioned below, this rule is frequently abused (pun intended) by the people, [[AllAbusersAreMale mostly by men]].



* FreakOut: Muhammad, the first time [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Jibril]] visited him. An entire ''surah'' were descended to assure him that things are going to be okay.

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* FreakOut: Muhammad, the first time [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Jibril]] Jibril/Gabriel]] visited him. An entire ''surah'' were descended to assure him that things are going to be okay.



* TheGreatFlood: 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.

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* TheGreatFlood: Nuh[[note]]Noah[[/note]] 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.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Lot already got some in the New Testament compared to the Old, being described as a well meaning victim of circumstance but he gets even more heroic treatment here by vocally denouncing the ways of Sodom and Gomorrah.
** In general, prophets are more virtuous than they are in the Bible. David's adultery isn't mentioned nor is Noah getting drunk. It explicitly states that Solomon did not worship other gods and Aaron did not make the Golden Calf.

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* HighHeelFaceTurn: The first person in the Fir'aun's court to care and nurture Moses and then realize his prophethood was the Fir'aun's wife.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Lot Lut[[note]]Lot[[/note]] already got some in the New Testament compared to the Old, being described as a well meaning victim of circumstance but he gets even more heroic treatment here by vocally denouncing the ways of Sodom and Gomorrah.
** In general, prophets are more virtuous than they are in the Bible. David's Dawud's[[note]]David[[/note]] adultery isn't mentioned nor is Noah Nuh getting drunk. It explicitly states that Solomon Sulaiman[[note]]Solomon[[/note]] did not worship other gods and Aaron Harun[[note]]Aaron[[/note]] did not make the Golden Calf.



* 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 (Ishaq) wouldn't be realized until Ismail was already an adult.
* LikesOlderWomen: Muhammad and Khadija married despite their 15-year-old age difference. Guess which one is older?

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* 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, Ismail[[note]]Ishmael[[/note]], was born. Ibrahim's promised son with his wife (Ishaq) wouldn't be realized until Ismail was already an adult.
* LikesOlderWomen: Muhammad and Khadija married despite their 15-year-old age difference. Guess which one is was older?



* LightIsNotGood: On the other hand, Satan is a djinn, a being made up of smokeless fire. Fire does emit light, too, by the way. While Djinns can be good or bad, Satan is ''always'' bad.



* MagicIsEvil: Magic exists, and it's invariably a bad thing. The Qur'an also [[{{Jossed}} explicitly states]] that Prophet Sulaiman[[labelnote:*]]King Solomon[[/labelnote]] ''did not'' use magic: he indeed had djinn servants, but his mastery over them was granted by Allah, not because he knew spells that bind them to servitude.

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* MagicIsEvil: Magic exists, and it's invariably a bad thing. The Qur'an also [[{{Jossed}} explicitly states]] that Prophet Sulaiman[[labelnote:*]]King Solomon[[/labelnote]] Sulaiman ''did not'' use magic: he indeed had djinn servants, but his mastery over them was granted by Allah, not because he knew spells that bind them to servitude.



* {{Miko}}: Maryam was raised from birth in a temple and had a compartment there for her to sleep in. Her mother had previously begged God for a child and would dedicate them to His service, whether they were a boy or a girl (women were expected to become mothers back in the day, hence why her vow was unusually bold).



* MoralityPet: Binyamin towards his family. All of them, his father Yaqub, his full brother Yusuf, even his wicked half-brothers all loved him to such an extent that they were reluctant when Yusuf (whom they did not recognize at the start) ordered his half-brothers to take Binyamin personally to Egypt.



* {{Nephewism}}: Maryam lived most of her life with her uncle, Zakariya, since her duty as a temple caregiver meant that she did not have much time home. Also, Muhammad, who was raised by his uncle, Abu Talib, after the deaths of his parents and grandfather.



* 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'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 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 is 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 is 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]] Ismail and Ishak Ishaq 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).



* PersonaNonGrata: Non-Muslims are barred from entering Mecca, the holy city that holds the Black Stone.

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* OutOfFocus: [[Literature/AnimalFarm All messengers are messengers, but some are more messengers than others]]. Well, not really, but while the Twenty-Five Messengers are equal messengers of the people from God, some of them are given more details about their exploits at the expense of others. In particular, we know next to nothing about Dhulkifl[[note]]Ezekiel[[/note]], Ilyas[[note]]Elijah[[/note]], Ilyasa[[note]]Elisha[[/note]], except that their contributions are great and genuine.
* ParentalAbandonment: Muhammad lost his father before he was born, then his mother when he was 5 years old.
* PersonaNonGrata: Non-Muslims are barred from entering Mecca, the holy city that holds the Black Stone. [[TruthInTelevision The law is still held to this very day]].



* {{Pride}}: Iblis believes he's superior to humans because he was made from smokeless fire and humans were made from clay.

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* {{Pride}}: Iblis Satan believes he's superior to humans because he was made from smokeless fire and humans were made from clay.



* 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.

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* 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). dusk; by this system, this means that the days for the believers to pray are concentrated at night, while daytime is allocated for work. Understandable, given that, being desert-dwellers, the nights are the only time when the Arabs and indeed the other Middle Eastern people (the Jews included, hence why their calendar is also lunar) can rest and look away from the harsh sun.



** For the Twenty-Five Messengers mentioned in the Qur'an, six are designated as "majors", because they were tasked to preach to more than their own people and had to endure much more challenges. They are: Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, Isa, and Muhammad. As expected, their stories are the most detailed of the prophets'.



* TemporaryBlindness: Yaqub cried himself to blindness upon hearing about Yusuf's apparent death. His sight was restored by Yusuf himself, after all said and done.



** Adam's wife Hawwa[[/note]]Eve[[note]] was not enticed alone. Both were together when tempted.

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** Adam's wife Hawwa[[/note]]Eve[[note]] was not enticed alone. Both were together when tempted.



* 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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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Isa ''could talk just a short time after his birth''. That alone should convey how wise he was for his age.
* 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) Ishaq) 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 Ishaq's birth, but the Qur'an's nature being anachronistic as it is, there is no way to be sure.[[/note]]
2nd Jun '16 11:37:16 AM Chytus
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2nd Jun '16 11:31:08 AM Chytus
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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. 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: MadeASlave: 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. 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.



%%* 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.
** Well, not entirely forced, but celibacy is better option than being humiliated constantly.
*** 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]]
14th May '16 7:54:24 PM Dingbot
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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.

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** This actually varies depending on interpretation. Sodom was doomed because of total depracity depravity rather than the sole reason being homosexuality, and bisexuality and lesbianism are not touched upon.



* DomesticAbuse: A man is allowed to beat his disobediant wife. (IV, 38)

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* DomesticAbuse: A man is allowed to beat his disobediant disobedient wife. (IV, 38)
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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