the Bible is to Christians, the Torah is to Judaism, the Qur'an
(in English "Koran") is the holy book of Muslims. Much
of their contents are similar. However, unlike the Torah and the Bible,
the Qur'an survived in its originally written form.
According to the Islam, the Qur'an was not created by man but rather represents God's message revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel. The essence of the Qur'an is Godís relationship with humanity and the request that humans recognize God's sovereignty over their lives.
Pursuant to the Qur'an: Only One God exists, only One true religion exists, on final judgment day the just will be rewarded and the sinners will be punished. Under Islam believe, God sent prophets (most notably Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad) to show humanity the way back to truth and -with the help of the Qur'an- to instruct how to lead a moral life. According to the Qur'an, the night between the 26th and 27th day of Ramadan, (the night on which the first revelation occurred), is called the Night of Determination, during which God determines the course of the world for the following year.
Much of what is contained in the Koran was actually confirmed by science much later than it was written. Given its powerful impact on humanity, the Koran is considered a masterpiece of Arabic literature.
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