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Lecture 8

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David Perley

RLGA02 Lecture 8 : March 22, 2011 Islam cont Quran: Allah in quran and Allah is Arabic word for God. Misrepresentation: allah as a different god. A devout muslim believes allah they pray too is the same god thatvabraham was speaking to Messages received from this god to prophets (ie. Muhammad) Muhammad = the seal of the prophets Key thing: it is considered to be the completion of the revelation. Scholars talking of the quran talk about the absolute nessecity of jewish and Christian history. (ie. Quran history focused on Polytheistic of the time Muhaammad was aware Christianity and Judaism were thriving in parts) The Quran has this dimenstionality where it refrences itself within its own text. (Meta- Text) -not in any historical chronological sequence -in earlier suras (as according to the story when Muhammad is in mecca) very oral where it is clear Muhammad is preaching orally. Later suras emphasize o
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