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Sura 1: The Opening
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Qur'an 1:1[edit]

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.

Qur'an 1:1 Notes[edit]

The Qur'an tells us that Allah is merciful. Is he?

Qur'an 1:2[edit]

Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds.

Qur'an 1:2 Notes[edit]

And really powerful.

Qur'an 1:3[edit]

The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Qur'an 1:3 Notes[edit]

The Qur'an tells us that Allah is merciful. Again. Is he?

Qur'an 1:4[edit]

Master of the Day of Judgment.

Qur'an 1:4 Notes[edit]

o sHit it's teh apocalypse!!1!

Qur'an 1:5[edit]

It is You we worship, and upon You we call for help.

Qur'an 1:5 Notes[edit]

Like any good god, Allah hates the other (allegedly non-existent) gods.

Qur'an 1:6[edit]

Guide us to the straight path.

Qur'an 1:6 Notes[edit]

Without Allah's word, how could we possibly have morals?

Qur'an 1:7[edit]

The path of those You have blessed, not of those against whom there is anger, nor of those who are misguided.

Qur'an 1:7 Notes[edit]

Only 7 verses in, and Allah has gone from happy to angry! What fun. The "favoured" are Muslims. Those who "go astray" are the Christians and the Jews. Those who "earn Thine anger" are probably sinners and/or apostates.