The Family of 'Imran

in The Qur'an

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192831934
Published online November 2007 |

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 The Family of 'Imran

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A Medinan sura which takes its title from the family of Imran mentioned in verse 33. It begins by emphasizing that the Quran confirms the earlier scriptures and goes on to say later that the central tenet of faith is devotion to God (verses 1920). The story of Zachariah, Mary, and Jesus is given in verses 3564 and the fact that Jesus was unfathered, just as Adam was created without a father, is accentuated. Aspects of the battles ofBadr and Uhud are described, especially the latter, where the Muslims disobeyed the Prophet and were defeated. The sura first documents the tension that arose between the Muslims and certain of the Jews and Christians (verses 6585 and 98101), then closes by emphasizing the unity of faith and conduct between the Muslims and some of these People of the Book, explaining that these will have their reward from God (verse 199).

Chapter.  6589 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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