The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions - Chapter 7: Islam Summary & Analysis

Philip Novak
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Chapter 7: Islam Summary and Analysis

In the Islam statement, "There is no god but God," (281) it is same god of that of Christians and Jews that is referred to. Muslims feel that the message of God was lost in Judaism and Christianity over the centuries and therefore God selected Muhammad, a devout Arab of the sixth century CE, to correct that failure. The result, after twenty-three years of work, was the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam. Although Islam is the newest of the great religions, it is the fastest growing. Muslims do not consider Islam a religion; rather, it is a way of life. The Qur'an along with the hadiths, or traditions of Islam, are the two best sources for Islamic traditions.

The Qur'an: Suras of Mecca and Medina

In the twenty-three years that it took for Muhammad to write the Qur'an, he...

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