ENG 208 The Koran
ENG 208 The Koran
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English 208 The Koran 1 Much of the text concerns punishments Choose one How is this punishment similar or different to that of contemporary American law According to The Koran any man or woman found guilty of theft should have their hands cut off as punishment of this crime Koran 51433 The American Constitution states that cruel and unusual punishment shall not be in icted The dismemberment of the hands constitutes cruel and unusual under American law Punishments should be a deterrent from committing future crimes not to mutilate an individual However many punishments used by the American criminal justice system are far from being a deterrent 2 Based on the passages read what is the Koranic view of Judaism Islam respects the Jewish people as the People of the Book and as descendants of Abraham However Muslims believe the Jewish people have broken their covenant with God Muhammad claims that the Jews tampered with the wording of the sacred scriptures He also claims the Jewish people have strayed from the true path of righteousness The Koran states that the majority of Jews are deceitful and Muslims should refrain from becoming friends with them Muhammad proclaims that the Jews need to convert to Islam in order to be received in paradise at God s side Koran 51433 3 Based on the passages read what is the Koranic view of Christianity Christianity and Islam are two of the most populous religions in the world They have their similarities as well as differences in their religious beliefs Islam and Christianity are similar in that they both believe in one God monotheism Muhammad proclaims that Christians believe in more than one God through their worship of the Trinity the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit Muslims believe in a strict monotheism Muslims highly respect Jesus as the second to last prophet second only to Muhammad in importance They do not believe that Jesus was the neither son of God nor God incarnate Muslims respect Christians as People of the Book but believe that Christians have mistaken beliefs and only partial revelation of God s word Koran 51434 4 Choose a specific teaching from the passage with which you agree How is the Koranic teaching similar or different from your own experience of the teaching whether religious or secular Although I cherish the independence women have gained over the centuries this independence has come at a cost While women gained independence men have been emasculated in the process The Koran proclaims Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other and good women are obedient Koran 4143132 I consider myself a strong and educated woman but I want my husband to be the stronger of the two and the head of our household I agree with The Koran that I owe my husband my total respect and obedience 5 Choose a specific teaching from the passage with which you disagree How is the Koranic teaching similar or different from your own experience of the teaching whether religious or secular There is not one specific teaching in The Koran that I disagree with but I question the premise that only Muslims will go to paradise Each religion touts that they are the one true religion and those that do not believe as they do will go to hell The three main religions in the world Judaism Islam and Christianity all claim that they are the correct path to everlasting life However each religion has their zealous factions that distort the fundamental beliefs of right and wrong I hold myself to be a spiritual but not religious person I try to find the good in each person no matter their religion race sexual orientation nationality etc I also try to find positive aspects in all the world s religions to apply to my life s path Works Cited na quotThe Koranquot The Norton AnthologV of World Literature Ed S Lawall and M Mack Trans N J Dawood 2rld ed Vol B New York Norton 2002 142660 Print
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