History Literature / TheQuran

8th Jul '17 1:38:15 PM nombretomado
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* VerbalTic: It's customary to follow the name of a prophet with "Peace be upon him" as a show of respect. (TheOtherWiki devotes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_be_upon_him_(Islam) a whole article]] to this.)

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* VerbalTic: It's customary to follow the name of a prophet with "Peace be upon him" as a show of respect. (TheOtherWiki (Wiki/TheOtherWiki devotes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_be_upon_him_(Islam) a whole article]] to this.)
14th Jun '17 8:40:12 PM DustSnitch
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** 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.

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** 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]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Isa]][[note]]Jesus[[/note]] was born.



* {{Jesus}}: Isa, son of Maryam.
16th May '17 3:07:54 AM LogoP
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: {{Averted}}. Satan was given a choice to obey or disobey Allah, and he chose to disobey, thus ensuring his fate. This doesn't apply to his race the djinns, who are as capable of being good or evil as the humans, and thus can enter Paradise if they do good.
** That being said, there are some texts which say that he weeps during the Hajj, as he regrets not taking advantage of God's forgiveness when he could, while mankind is able to do it all the time.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: {{Averted}}. Satan was given a choice to obey or disobey Allah, and he chose to disobey, thus ensuring his fate. This doesn't apply to his race the djinns, who are as capable of being good or evil as the humans, and thus can enter Paradise if they do good.
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good. That being said, there are some texts which say that he weeps during the Hajj, as he regrets not taking advantage of God's forgiveness when he could, while mankind is able to do it all the time.



** Reminiscent of an old Jewish joke, in which Moses 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."



** 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.
** 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 kuffar, but he afraid about his social position and chose not to convert to Islam, despite supporting his nephew's sermons, even until his death. He is never demonized by anyone for being this, either, even to the most ardent and zealous believers.



** Also mentioned--although rarely referenced--is the Zabur (the [[Literature/BookOfPsalms Psalms]]).



*** It still has a reason to help women that can't find work, live in poor conditions, and have no one in their family that can help them.



*** Different requirements are outlined for different trials. Hence, in the case of an interest free-loan, which is the relevant verse (Qurían 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. Moreover, while a man's income is to be shared with his wife, no man can ask for any materialistic object from his wife.



*** 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.



*** But the concept of woman modesty itself is different in islam. A women can only show her face and hand, and wear clothes that hide her body figure, IN public. But, they can chose if they want abide or not, with the usual consequence.



* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Or rather The First Is Not Like The Others. The very first chapter, Al-Fatiha (''The Opening'') is the only one where the 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 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 bismillah as is customary, but instead have to continue straight into the chapter.

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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 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.
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recommended. On the flip side, the ninth chapter, At-Tawba (''The Repentance''), is the only one of the 114 ''not'' to have the 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 bismillah 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 was older?
** Though ultimately subverted later on, since Muhammad's later spouses were younger than him in age, particularly Aisha.

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* LikesOlderWomen: Muhammad and Khadija married despite their 15-year-old age difference. Guess which one was older?
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older? Though ultimately subverted later on, since Muhammad's later spouses were younger than him in age, particularly Aisha.



** 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. Itís not surprising that the results didnít 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.]]



** Could be an avert trope as interpretations of the Qur'an define working with magic as a form of trickery and deceit, which makes it forbidden, but it has no effect in reality.



** Some Muslims regard it as ''worse'', actually--seeing the men who take advantage of the rule as sexually-incontinent dogs using religious law as a cover for having an affair under their first--and ''real''--wife's nose. The great Muslim reformer Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) was more or less of this opinion and actually argued that requiring men to treat their wives equally was an intentionally impossible requirement, since unless the imbalance of the sexes is huge (allowing wealth to concentrate in fewer hands) it will be impossible for a man to do so.



** That is not, technically speaking, a contraction. That's the way Arabic word/sentence structure works. Astaghfirullah is a sentence. These things have nothing to do with Quran; Modern Arabic works like this too.



** 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'.



** Even though The Qur'an has a lot of {{Continuity Nod}}s towards the Gospels and the Torah, no love is lost toward [[CorruptChurch those who exploited or -Allah forbid!- altered the texts just to gain political power]].
** There are also a lot of {{Take That}}s toward the {{Hypocrite}}s amongst Muslims.

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** Even though The Qur'an has a lot of {{Continuity Nod}}s towards the Gospels and the Torah, no love is lost toward [[CorruptChurch those who exploited or -Allah forbid!- altered the texts just to gain political power]].
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power]]. There are also a lot of {{Take That}}s toward the {{Hypocrite}}s amongst Muslims.



** To be grateful to what Allah gives to you is a recurring aesop. One whole ''surah'' descended just to remind the Quraysh, Muhammad's own tribe, that they should be grateful for their lofty position amongst the Arabs of the day.



** Adam's wife was not enticed alone. Both were together when tempted.
** 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.
12th May '17 10:57:53 AM TVRulezAgain
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* AncientRome: There is a whole ''surah'' (chapter) titled ''Rome'', foretelling the victory of the monotheistic (Byzantine) Romans against the polytheistic Sassanid Empire of Persia. It should be noted that the Sassanids did not consider themselves polytheists; despite recognizing several figures worthy of worship they only recognized one of them as God. Still, this "ascribing of false partners" was unacceptable to Muhammad.
* AndIMustScream: The fate of people cast down to Hell(s). You burn for eternity, drink boiling hot water, and eat horrible fruit ('demon head'). Once your entire skin is burned up, Allah wills that another layer be grown so you can burn again. Verse 87:13 says succinctly: "Therein he does not die, neither does he live."

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* AncientRome: There is a whole ''surah'' (chapter) titled ''Rome'', foretelling the victory of the monotheistic (Byzantine) Romans against the polytheistic Sassanid Empire of Persia. It should be noted that the The Sassanids did not consider themselves polytheists; despite recognizing several figures worthy of worship they only recognized one of them as God. Still, this "ascribing of false partners" was unacceptable to Muhammad.
* AndIMustScream: The fate of people cast down to Hell(s). You burn for eternity, drink boiling hot water, and eat horrible fruit ('demon head'). Once your entire skin is burned up, Allah wills that another layer be grown so you can burn again. Verse 87:13 says succinctly: "Therein he does not die, neither does he live."



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Morality is entirely based on faith and thus Muslims are good and miscreants are evil.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Morality is entirely based on faith and thus Muslims are good and miscreants are evil.



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



* 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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* 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.



* 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".

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* 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".



* NeverLearnedToRead: Muhammad was illiterate. This comes as an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] to ChekhovsSkill: Muhammad's proponents were unable to deny his prophethood because he knew the lore of the monotheists. Keep in mind that this was in the ~600 C.E., where such knowledge was restricted to and heavily controlled by the clergy.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Muhammad was illiterate. This comes as an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] to ChekhovsSkill: Muhammad's proponents were unable to deny his prophethood because he knew the lore of the monotheists. Keep in mind that this This was in the ~600 C.E., where such knowledge was restricted to and heavily controlled by the clergy.



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 the Quran 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 the Quran to Muhammad.



* {{Polyamory}}: Well, polygamy. The Qur'an allows a limited polygamy, one of whose requirements is, essentially, that it be polyamorous as well (the man is required to treat all his wives equally in all respects). We should note that the Muslims originally frowned on polygamy--Muhammad himself was faithful to his first wife and did not marry again until after her death--and it was only allowed when war had created a lot of widows. Contemporary Muslims for the most part regard polygamy with as much or only slightly less disgust than contemporary...well...almost anyone, really.

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* {{Polyamory}}: Well, polygamy. The Qur'an allows a limited polygamy, one of whose requirements is, essentially, that it be polyamorous as well (the man is required to treat all his wives equally in all respects). We should note that the The Muslims originally frowned on polygamy--Muhammad himself was faithful to his first wife and did not marry again until after her death--and it was only allowed when war had created a lot of widows. Contemporary Muslims for the most part regard polygamy with as much or only slightly less disgust than contemporary...well...almost anyone, really.



* 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''.

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* PrettyBoy: Yusuf, very much.Yusuf. 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''.



* SexIsEvil: Averted. Celibacy and asceticism are strongly discouraged, even though it's not 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.

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* SexIsEvil: Averted. Celibacy and asceticism are strongly discouraged, even though it's not 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.



** 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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** That is not, technically speaking, a contraction. That's the way Arabic word/sentence structure works. Astaghfirullah is an entire a sentence. These things have nothing to do with Quran; Modern Arabic works like this too.
6th Apr '17 12:00:39 PM justanid
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* {{Satan}}: He's a Jinn called Iblis or Shaytan.

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* {{Satan}}: He's a Jinn called Iblis Iblis, Satan (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Shaytan]]) translates as "adversary" or Shaytan."astray".
26th Mar '17 8:34:56 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EvilVizier: Haman, an adviser in the Pharaoh's court during Musa's time.

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* EvilVizier: EvilChancellor: Haman, an adviser in the Pharaoh's court during Musa's time.
3rd Mar '17 11:20:25 PM LB7979
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* {{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).
3rd Mar '17 3:44:07 PM Madrugada
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* 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[[note]]Jonah[[/note]], and Yusuf.

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* 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[[note]]Jonah[[/note]], Yunus[[note]]Jonah, again[[/note]], and Yusuf.
20th Jan '17 3:23:38 AM antareja987
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***But the concept of woman modesty itself is different in islam. A women can only show her face and hand, and wear clothes that hide her body figure, IN public. But, they can chose if they want abide or not, with the usual consequence.
20th Jan '17 3:12:29 AM antareja987
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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.

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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 kuffar, but he afraid about his social position and chose not to convert to Islam, despite supporting his nephew's sermons.sermons, even until his death. He is never demonized by anyone for being this, either, even to the most ardent and zealous believers.
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