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Matthew Sullivan21100 Development of Western Civilization The Relations of God to Humanity in Islam One of the primary beliefs of the Muslims is that God reveals himself to all people through prophets such as Mohammed Abraham and Jesus and that Mohammed is the last of these prophets In the beginning of Sura 2 the Koran is referred to as what We have revealed to Our servant 12 This is a crucial belief of Islam as God has offered salvation to all people However the Muslims believe that the others who received revelations from God were given only partial revelations or that they corrupted what was given them so that the Koran is both the revision and the completion of The Book Thus the Muslims are the chosen people of God who will fulfill the covenant with Abraham and follow Gods word There are many passages where the Koran speaks about the Jewish faith referring to them as People of the Book These passages often point out places where the Jews have disobeyed the Scriptures and also provide the Muslims with arguments against them For example in Sura 2 the Koran alludes to the gift of manna from the heavens during the exodus to the promised land The Koran states We caused the clouds to draw their shadow over you and sent down manna and quails saying Eat of the good things We have given you Indeed they did not wrong Us but they wronged themselves 15 Also an example of the Koran providing arguments occurs when the Koran states They declare None shall enter paradise but Jews and Christians Such are their wishful fancies Say Let us have your proof if what you say be true 21 God according to Islam will accept into paradise those who follow his word and do good works The God of Islam demands that those who believe in him follow his word as that is the
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