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Qur’an Study: Ramadan 23 (Sura 36.28-39.31)

by PastorWilliams on June 18th, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ramadan 23

Today’s Text: Sura 36.28-39.31 (, pages 238-251)

Sura 36, “Ya-Sin”

This Sura ends with man’s inability to understand and believe. Unbelieving man asks the same question God asks Ezekiel in Ezekiel 37, “Can these bones live?” But Allah gives the same answer that the God who created the world is able to do all things (36.77-83).

Sura 37, “as-Saffat” (Those Ranged in Ranks)

This Sura speaks of those who will be in the Gardens of Paradise after Judgment Day. They will be arranged in ranks of honor and glory because of their deeds. This Sura has the first mention of virgins being part of the prizes for faithfulness (37.48). Throughout the Sura, the Messengers throughout the ages are arrayed in their faithfulness on earth.

Sura 38, “Saad”

Mohamed has an interesting version of David’s sin with Bathsheba. In the Qur’an, Nathan’s parable comes to life as a couple of disputants come before David for his judgment about one taking the other’s ewe lamb. Through his judgment, David repents of his sin with Bathsheba and is restored to Allah’s graces (38.17-29; cf. 2 Samuel 11-12).

When Mohamid offers another vision of Heaven, the prized virgins will be the same age as the righteous man (38.49-52).

Sura 39, “az-Zumar” (The Crowds)

Mohamed adopts the Arian heresy that any Son of God would be a creation and therefore not fully God (39.4).

The understanding of the three trimesters of gestation was understood even in the seventh century (39.6).

Troubles come because of sin, but the troubles of this life are nothing compared to the troubles of Hell. Likewise, the good things of this world are nothing compared to the glories of Paradise (39.25-26; cf. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18).

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