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Sura 112: The Unity
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Qur'an 112:1[edit]

Say: He is Allah, the One!

Qur'an 112:1 Notes[edit]

Okay, I will say it: "He is Allah, the One!"

Did some prayer beam shoot out of my skull towards the heavenly skies and register in Allah's database of human praise?

Qur'an 112:2[edit]

Allah, the eternally Besought of all!

Qur'an 112:2 Notes[edit]

Yep, said this too.

Though I must also say, I have never implored Allah to do anything. And before Islam existed, nobody ever did. And after humanity is all dead, nobody ever will. I'm not entirely sure where the "eternal" and "of all" parts come from.

Qur'an 112:3[edit]

He begetteth not nor was begotten.

Qur'an 112:3 Notes[edit]

It's unlikely that an all powerful God was born from an all powerful God, so this sort of goes without saying. (Maybe someone should tell the Christians?)

Qur'an 112:4[edit]

And there is none comparable unto Him.

Qur'an 112:4 Notes[edit]

Definitely incomparable. I certainly cannot think of a more violent, angry, petty, fury driven and immoral fictional character in all of literature except for maybe the clown in Stephen King's "It" or, uh, whathisname from the Bible.