Meaning Of Quaran In Islam

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Today, there is a lot of controversy regarding the Qur’an and its principles. Some people have attempted to justify violent acts by claiming they were following the religious text. The writing provides numerous principles and commandments for how Islamic people should live their lives in order to please Allah, or God. Many people choose ways of peace while acting according to these principles. The Qur’an allows room for interpretation in its teachings, and therefore can be portrayed in many lights by the Muslim people. The Qur’an, literally meaning “the recitation”, is the religious text of Islam. It is said to have been verbally given to the prophet Muhammad by Allah through the angel Gabriel. It was revealed to the Muslim people over 1400 …show more content…
An example of these verses present in the text is the Muslim view on war. In chapter 5 verse 53, the Qur’an states,
“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.” (Answering Muslims).
This verse states that disbelieves of Allah should be killed without mercy. They should not be given the chance to redeem themselves or change their ways for they have treated Allah with disrespect. It is their belief that Allah deserves love and respect superior to everyone else. This verse condemns the non-believers, but does not express Allah’s view towards those who obey.
In 9:111, the Qur’an
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This verse contradicts other verses in the Qur’an. Here, Allah teaches one to be at peace with his enemy and to develop love instead of enmity.
The Qur’an also says in 5:33, “...the taking of one innocent life is like taking all of Mankind...and the saving of one life is like saving all of Mankind.” (Aliyah). The text implies that followers of Allah who murder others will be punished on the Day of Judgement. They will not be rewarded for killing in the name of Allah because to Him, taking one life is comparable to taking the lives of all of Mankind.
It has already been shown that the Qur’an contains numerous contradictions which allow its readers to interpret the text in a variety of ways. Other examples of contradiction in the Qur’an include how man was created and who was the first

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