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Sura 97: The Majesty
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Qur'an 97:1[edit]

We sent it down on the Night of Decree.

Qur'an 97:1 Notes[edit]

No one knows quite exactly what night that night was...but some Koranic scholars make their best guess...which is good enough for most people.

Qur'an 97:2[edit]

But what will convey to you what the Night of Decree is?

Qur'an 97:2 Notes[edit]

It is the inexplicable undefined source of amazing power that somehow rendered the message from the sky-God to puny humanity in the superficial primitive language spoken by people in the Arabian Peninsula centuries ago.

Qur'an 97:3[edit]

The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.

Qur'an 97:3 Notes[edit]

So if you bob your head up and down on a carpet and through the magic of this prayer your repeating praise for a sky-tyrant is recorded by the sky-tyrant in his grand attendance sheet as having prayed as much as many many other nights. Sort of like 1000 for the price of 1...special time deal...while supplies last.

Qur'an 97:4[edit]

In it descend the angels and the Spirit, by the leave of their Lord, with every command.

Qur'an 97:4 Notes[edit]

Gabriel, the man with chiseled pectorals and abs with splendid wings and a gorgeous set of eyes that match his sandals has the whitest teeth you've ever seen, big strong hands and an eloquent voice that makes you faint at the speaking of a simply genteel hello!

Qur'an 97:5[edit]

Peace it is; until the rise of dawn.

Qur'an 97:5 Notes[edit]

I hope I don't pass out on the stairs as I walk up to my apartment.