Please Note : I have no intentions on converting, persuading, or insulting ANY faith within this presentation. I simply read the Holy Qur’an to see what all the fuss was about. I hope to clear any misconception from the mishaps that have been concluded from the Qur’an, its context, and its translation. I am hoping to also clear the fact that no religion is truly bad, but that people, or the adherents of any religion, have sought to desecrate any peace abiding faith, which condemns any acts of violence, or cruelty, to any living or non-living subject. I condemn all such moral practices of evil that may incur the wrath of God (for those of you that believe in a God). I believe everyone has the right to their beliefs, and that they shouldn’t be forced to have the faith of the majority, or any faith in a higher Being at all. This presentation is for the sake of education, not conversion. Please Note Slide 2: سُوۡرَةُ إبراهیمبِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
الٓرۚ ڪِتَـٰبٌ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ إِلَيۡكَ لِتُخۡرِجَ ٱلنَّاسَ مِنَ ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّهِمۡ إِلَىٰ صِرَٲطِ ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡحَمِيدِ (١) ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِى لَهُ ۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِۗ وَوَيۡلٌ۬ لِّلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ مِنۡ عَذَابٍ۬ شَدِيدٍ (٢)
Al Ibrahim (The Chapter of Abraham)In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the MercifulAlif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light, by the permission of their Lord, unto the path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise, (1) Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. and woe unto the disbelievers from an awful doom; (2) The Holy Qur’an : The Holy Qur’an القرآن What is the Qur’an? : What is the Qur’an? For Muslims (believers of the faith of Islam) it is the oliest piece of literatures in the world, which is mainly written in Arabic.
It is believed as the Word of God by Muslims, as Muhammad (the final prophet of God), brought forth the Message of God through he revelations received to him by Jibril (The Archangel Gabriel), over a period of 23 years, until the Prophet died in 632 AD.
To preserve the revelations, all oral written account by the Prophet were recorded and saved by the followers of Muhammad, by order of Abu Bakr, his best friend and son-in-law. The First Revelation : The First Revelation The first revelation was the first five verses of Surah Al-Alaq (Chapter 96):
"Iqra bismi rabbikalla dhi khalaq. Khalaqal insana min alaq. Iqra wa rabbukal akram. Alladhi 'allama bil qalam. 'Allamal insana malam ya’lam, "
"Read in the name of your Lord who created, created man from a clot. Read, for your Lord is most Generous, Who teaches by means of the pen, teaches man what he does not know." (96: 1-5) What does the Qur’an consist of? : What does the Qur’an consist of? The text of the Qur’an consists of 114 chapters of varying lengths, each known as a sura.
Chapters are classed as Meccan or Medinan, depending on where the verses were revealed.
Chapter titles are derived from a name or quality discussed in the text, or from the first letters or words of the sura.
Muslims believe that Muhammad, on God's command, gave the chapters their names. Generally, longer chapters appear earlier in the Qur’an, while the shorter ones appear later. Teachings of the Qur’an : Teachings of the Qur’an Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion, colour, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job and so on [17/70]
Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception [33/70]
Choose best words to speak and say them in the best possible way [17/53, 2/83]
Do not shout. Speak politely keeping your voice low. [31/19]
Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful and ostentatious [22/30]
Do not confound truth with falsehood [2/42]
Say with your mouth what is in your heart [3/167]
Speak in a civilised manner in a language that is recognised by the society and is commonly used [4/5]
When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a relative [6/152]
Do not be a bragging boaster [31/18]
Do not talk, listen or do anything vain [23/3, 28/55] Equality : Equality Al-IsraAnd indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with At-Taiyyibât (lawful good things), and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preferment. (70) (And remember) the Day when We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imâm [their Prophets, or their records of good and bad deeds, or their Holy Books like the Qur'ân, the Taurât (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel the readers whom the people followed in this woried)]. So whosoever is given his record in his right hand, such will read their records, and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least. (71) And whoever is blind in this world (i.e., does not see Allâh's Signs and believes not in Him), will be blind in the Hereafter, and more astray from the Path. (72) The Seeds of Controversy (Controversial Chapters And Verses of the Qur’an) : The Seeds of Controversy (Controversial Chapters And Verses of the Qur’an) Chapter 9, Verse 5
Chapter 4, Verse 34
The Concept of Jihad The True Context of Each Verse : The True Context of Each Verse Al-TawbaFreedom from (all) obligations (is declared) from Allâh and His Messenger (SAW) to those of the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh), with whom you made a treaty. (1) So travel freely (O Mushrikûn - see V.2:105) for four months (as you will) throughout the land, but know that you cannot escape (from the Punishment of) Allâh, and Allâh will disgrace the disbelievers. (2) And a declaration from Allâh and His Messenger to mankind on the greatest day (the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah - the 12th month of Islâmic calendar) that Allâh is free from (all) obligations to the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) and so is His Messenger. So if you (Mushrikûn) repent, it is better for you, but if you turn away, then know that you cannot escape (from the Punishment of) Allâh. And give tidings (O Muhammad SAW) of a painful torment to those who disbelieve. (3) Except those of the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) with whom you have a treaty, and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor have supported anyone against you. So fulfill their treaty to them for the end of their term. Surely Allâh loves Al- Mattaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2). (4) Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islâmic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, then leave their way free. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (5) And if anyone of the Mushrikûn (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) seeks your protection then grant him protection, so that he may hear the Word of Allâh (the Qur'ân), and then escort him to where he can be secure, that is because they are men who know not. (6) How can there be a covenant with Allâh and with His Messenger for the Mushrikûn (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) except those with whom you made a covenant near Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (at Makkah)? So long, as they are true to you, stand you true to them. Verily, Allâh loves Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2) (7) How (can there be such a covenant with them) that when you are overpowered by them, they regard not the ties, either of kinship or of covenant with you? With (good words from) their mouths they please you, but their hearts are averse to you, and most of them are Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh). (8) They have purchased with the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh a little gain, and they hindered men from His Way; evil indeed is that which they used to do. (9) With regard to a believer, they respect not the ties, either of kinship or of covenant! It is they who are the transgressors. (10) Slide 11: An-Nisa
And to everyone, We have appointed heirs of that (property) left by parents and relatives. To those also with whom you have made a pledge (brotherhood), give them their due portion (by Wasiyyah will). Truly, Allâh is Ever a Witness over all things. (33) Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allâh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allâh and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allâh orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property). As to those women on whose part you see ill¬conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allâh is Ever Most High, Most Great (34) If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's; if they both wish for peace, Allâh will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allâh is Ever All¬Knower, Well¬Acquainted with all things. (35) Worship Allâh and join none with Him (in worship), and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, Al-Masâkin (the poor), the neighbour who is near of kin, the neighbour who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, Allâh does not like such as are proud and boastful; (36) Those who are miserly and enjoin miserliness on other men and hide what Allâh has bestowed upon them of His Bounties. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a disgraceful torment. (37) And (also) those who spend of their substance to be seen of men, and believe not in Allâh and the Last Day [they are the friends of Shaitân (Satan)], and whoever takes Shaitân (Satan) as an intimate; then what a dreadful intimate he has! (38) And what loss have they if they had believed in Allâh and in the Last Day, and they spend out of what Allâh has given them for sustenance? And Allâh is Ever All¬Knower of them (39) Surely! Allâh wrongs not even of the weight of an atom (or a small ant), but if there is any good (done), He doubles it, and gives from Him a great reward (40) How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad SAW) as a witness against these people? (41) What is Jihad? : What is Jihad? Jihad IS NOT A HOLY WAR!
The word for Holy War is الحرب المقدسة or Harbul Muqaddasa, which is not mentioned in any verse of the Qur’an!
Jihad comes from the world Jahada for strife, therefore Jihad means to strife, or struggle, for a cause (economic, opressive, etc) Random Facts : Random Facts The longest chapter is Al-Baqarah (Chapter 2) consisting of 286 verses
The whole Quran has a total of 6,236 verses
The shortest Surahs are Surah Al-Asr (103), Surah Al-Kauthar (108) Surah Al-Nasr (110) consisting of three short ayaat each.
Surah Al-Kauthar consits of only 37 letters.
The longest ayah (or verse) of the Qur’an is ayah 'mada'ena' (Qur’an 2:282), It consists of more than 31 phrases.
The shortest ayah is Ha-mim(ﻢﺣ) (Qur’an 41:19) It consists of only two 'muqatt'at‘ (or unique letter combinations that begin certain chapters of the Qur'an). The other shortest ayaat are mudhammatan (نﺎﺘﻣ ﺎﻫﺪﻣ) (Qur’an Ar-Rahman, 55:64) and summa nazara (ﺮﻈﻧﻢﺛ) (Qur’an Al-Muddaththir 74:21).