Verses from the Quran
VERSES FROM THE QUR'AN - 1
Introduction N.J. Dawood, in his
translation of the Qur'an, states, "The Qur'an is the earliest and by
far the finest work of Classical Arabic prose. For Muslims it is the
infallible word of God, a transcript of a table preserved in heaven,
revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel.
Except in the opening verses
and some few passages in which the Prophet of the Angel speaks in the
first person, the speaker throughout is God."
Historically, Dawood points
out, the verses of the Qur'an were written during Prophet Muhammad's
lifetime on anything at hand, such as palm-leaves, stones, or any
other material that could be inscribed. After Prophet Muhammad's death
in 632, these verses were collected into an authorized version of the
Qur'an during the caliphate of Othman, 844-56. It is this version
which Muslims recognize as the authoritative word of God.
task is to analyze one of the verses and be able to explain what the
verse means in relationship to life, today, to meet the Salaat
the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, Lord of Creation,
The Compassionate, the Merciful,
King of Judgment-day!
You alone we worship, and to You alone we pray for help,
Guide us to the straight path
The path of those whom You have favoured,
Not of those who have incurred Your wrath,
Nor of those who have gone astray.
"...for him that gives in charity and guards himself against evil and
believes in goodness, We shall smooth the path to salvation; but for
him that neither gives nor takes and disbelieves in goodness, We shall
smooth the path of affliction. When he breathes his last, his riches
will not avail him...
(this is word for word, dot for dot per the handout)
"Do you not see how Allah compares a good word to a good tree? Its
root is firm and its branches are in the sky; it yields it fruit in
every season by Allah's leave. Allah gives parables to men so that
they will take heed. But an evil word is like an evil tree torn out of
the earth and shorn of all its roots." Islam 3:13
Introduction "You will
3. Islamic names children
chose to "become Muslims"
5. Glossary2 Muhammad
factually defined as "Prophet of God"
Quran/Koran - Children to
define its teachings into their life today
Verses from the Qur'an
obvious brainwashing strategy!
Lesson 2 Preview - directs children to write that the Quran
is Allah's words!
Lesson 2 Summary -
"The Life of the Prophet"
Islam History -
more beliefs given as facts