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Nonetheless, ‘‘The Adoration’’ is sura 32, and each verse in the sura is also numbered. 24 World Religions: Primary Sources  Qur an   Muslims believe that the true Qur an can only be read in Arabic. They try to memorize at least a portion of the holy text as part of their devotion to Islam. Ó JAMES MARSHALL/CORBIS.         The Qur an was written in a combination of prose and rhymed poetry. The language, classical Arabic, continues to be used as a literary language. Spoken Arabic is different from the language of the Qur an.

Allah revealed the Qur an to the prophet Muhammad. Ó KAZUYOSKI NOMACHI/ CORBIS. Abode: Residence, place where one lives. Haply: By chance, perhaps. 20] And as for those who transgress, their abode is the fire; whenever they desire to go forth from it they shall be brought back into it, and it will be said to them: Taste the chastisement of the fire which you called a lie. 21] And most certainly We will make them taste of the nearer chastisement before the greater chastisement that haply they may turn.

To do so, they wash memorization easier, the hadith is written in a their hands, face, and feet. Any copy of simpler, more everyday style. ’’ These sayings, which number about treme care and reverence. Worn-out or 2,600, were written down by Muhammad’s damaged copies are to be buried or followers. The hadith forms the basis of anburned. other text that is important to Islam, the Sun The sahaba were the ‘‘companions’’ of nah, or ‘‘the Way of the Prophet,’’ used to Muhammad. One could be considered a refer to Muhammad’s life example.

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