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Qur’an Study: Ramadan 13 (Sura 12:53-14.52)

by PastorWilliams on June 8th, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ramadan 13

Today’s Text: Sura 12.53-14.52 (, pages 129-139)

Sura 12, “Yusuf” (Joseph)

As we pick up toward the end of Joseph’s story, we see Aziz’s wife express the idea of man’s total depravity, but Islam does not confess or teach original sin (12.53).

Through Allah’s care, Joseph becomes the most powerful man in Egypt except Pharaoh. The end of the Sura fits in well with the Genesis narrative.

Sura 13, “Ar-Ra’d” (Thunder)

This Sura, properly entitled “Thunder,” speaks of Allah’s condemnation of all who refuse to believe the Qur’an. Allah specifically revealed the Qur’an in Arabic so that it would be understandable to the people (13.37). All those who refuse to believe will become Companions of the Fire (13.5).

Abrogation is also declared in this Sura (13.39). Abrogation is the perfect doctrine to explain Allah’s determination and control of everything.

Sura 14, “Ibrahim” (Abraham)

Abraham was given a revelation so that he might “lead mankind out of the depths of darkness into light—by the leave of your Lord—to the Way of (Him) the Exalted in Power, Worthy of All Praise” (14.1). Again, this points to Islam’s exclusivity. Only Muslims can be saved. Only Muslims are on Allah’s Way the leads out of darkness and into light. As Abraham went about with his message toward the end of his life, he praised Allah for both Isaac and Ishmael (14.39).

This Sura ends with a very graphic picture of Judgment Day. Heaven and earth will be changed. All men shall be brought before Allah. The sinners will be bound with fetters and given garments of liquid pitch before their faces are covered with fire for eternity (14.48-51).

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