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Qur’an Study: Ramadan 22 (Sura 33.31-36.27)

by PastorMinton on June 17th, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ramadan 22

Today’s Text: Sura 33.30-36.27 (http://www.trinityslayton.net/ramadan/quran.pdf, pages 228-238)

Sura 33, “al-Ahzab” (The Confederates)

With their elevated status, Mohamed’s wives were held up to a double standard of sorts. Not what we typically think of as a double standard. Their rewards for their faith were doubled and so were their punishments for misconduct (33.30-34).

Wrapped around Mohamed’s declaration about Zaynab (33.4, 37-38), Allah reiterates that he demands total and complete submission to him in all things without question. Those who disobey Allah’s commands through his Prophet will be condemned to Hell (33.36).

Mohamed continues to lay down laws for marriage as a Muslim is not allowed to marry more than one believing woman (33.52). However, Muslims are not allowed to marry an unbelieving woman (2.221).

Sura 34, “Saba”

This Sura is based around the city of Saba (Sheba). In this setting, there are many things that are testified here from the Testament of Solomon from the Pseudepigrapha (34.12-14).

Sura 35, “Fatir” (The Originator of Creation)

As Allah continues to proclaim himself as Creator, he speaks about creation again. He takes a moment to encourage everyone to bear their own burdens, a stark contrast to St. Paul’s admonition to “bear one another’s burdens” in Galatians 6:2 (35.18).

Allah also reprimands all who would say, as many Christians are tempted to say, “If I had been there when Allah had send a Prophet, I would have believed everything.” Allah denies this and so does the Bible (35.42-43; cf. Matthew 13:13-15).

Sura 36, “Ya-Sin”

This Sura begins with the admonition to believe the Qur’an as it is “full of wisdom” (36.2). Those who believe will find themselves in the Gardens because Allah “has enrolled [them] among those held in honor” (36.27).

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