The Qur'an and God's Prophets

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780195111484
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853397 | DOI:
The Qur'an and God's Prophets

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The Qur'an, the God's Word revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, teaches believers the doctrine of its own nature. First, the Arabic Qur'an is truly and literally God's Word as revealed verbatim (word for word) and seriatim (in a continuous series over time) to Prophet Muhammad. Second, the Qur'an, the Sacred Word of God, is the faithful copy of a text contained in a heavenly tablet, God's heavenly Scripture. Third, the Qur'an is God's final message to the world, guidance for all humankind. Fourth, the Qur'an follows and confirms other revelations that were sent to various people in history.

Keywords: Qur'an; God's Word; Muhammad; heavenly tablet; Scripture; guidance; Sacred Word

Chapter.  5927 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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