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Monday, October 01, 2007

 
Blogging the Qur'an: Sura 6, "Cattle," verses 1-83

Robert Spencer has the installment here.

One significant topic deals with the sin of shirk, "the association of partners with Allah," which Islam regards as the greatest sin. The definition of shirk is rather complex; this article explains its various categories. Shirk includes trinitarianism, polytheism, atheism, idols and icons, belief in deified humans, directing worship toward something other than God (icons and idols, dead saints, living "holy" individuals), and religious rites intended primarily to impress human bystanders rather than to express genuine worship toward Allah.

Click the "Koran" label to see all my posts on this series.

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