Solid Lines

in The Qur'an

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

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 Solid Lines

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A Medinan sura encouraging the believers to stick together in support of God's cause (hence the title of the sura, cf. verse 4). It criticizes those who broke their word (verse 3) and those who argued against the faith (verses 78). Moses and Jesus are cited as examples of prophets whose communities were divided: the rebellious were left to stray and the faithful granted success (verses 56, 14). The rewards of those who strive in God's cause are described in some detail (verses 1113).

Chapter.  478 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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