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Islam and the Quran

Reader comment on item: Resisting Islamic Law
in response to reader comment: brings up the question

Submitted by Taj (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 17:35


There are many Islamic issues that are not confined to or even cited in the Quran. The Quran itself enjoins Muslims to follow the teachings of Muhammad in relation to the practice of Islam. Many of these teachings are preserved in transmitted reports of his followers - teachings about dogs included.

An example: The Quran enjoins the salat prayer upon Muslims, however, the actual instructions as to how to actually perform the prayer is not in the Quran...


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