Chapter

The Pilgrimage

in The Qur'an

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

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 The Pilgrimage

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A Medinan sura that gets its title from the reference to the sacred rite of the pilgrimage first enacted by Abraham (verse 27). This theme is introduced by the condemnation of those who bar the believers from access to the Sacred Mosque and is followed by permission to fight when attacked. The sura begins with the Day of Judgement and castigates those who worship useless idols, describing them later as powerless to create even a fly. The sura ends by urging the Muslims to persevere in following the faith of Abraham.

Chapter.  2324 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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