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The principle idea found in Sura 2 is not only the notion of Gods omniscience the fact that he is all knowing but also the idea of Gods extreme munificence his giving spirit The text also stresses two major attitudes found in people those who are believers or ones who trust and serve God and those who are non-believers those who doubt God either openly or in their hearts Finally Sura 2 the tells of practices one must perform to show his faith in God and generally how you must go about living your life The text opens by saying This Book is not to be doubted that is to say Gods authority must not be challenged It says that God is the only God and to worship anther or doubt God in any way would bring about stern retribution The text provoked fear by saying that just as God had created the world he could and would without hesitation send someone to a life of hell However the Koran is quick to point out that only those who doubt God would ever receive this treatment and even those people he would forgive if they truly believe in him To all others it is said that he gives abundantly and is forgiving and lenient God is also described throughout Sura 2 as having knowledge of all things and as being aware of whatever you do There can be no questioning his power and no way of hiding your true thoughts from him Also described are two major attitudes among the people believers and non-believers Believers are those people who exemplify the same characteristics that are found in God they are charitable honest caring etc More importantly though is the fact that they are righteous in the eyes of God because they fear worship and give thanks to him Non-believers are described as being deaf dumb and blind and it is said that they know nothing
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