Biblical Prophets in the Qur'an and Muslim Literature by Roberto Tottoli

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By Roberto Tottoli

Half 1 is a accomplished learn of the Qur'anic information approximately every one prophet, with an entire portrait of each determine and working additionally with all of the significant scholarly literature at the topic and with the Qur'anic idea of prophetology. half 2 is a background and learn of the overall Muslim literature facing the prophets.

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39 Only one passage gives a detailed description of the meeting between God and Moses. In order to go to this meeting, Moses entrusts the people to the care of Aaron and is absent for forty days. It is the express desire of Moses to be able to see God, even though he is aware of the risks and of the human impossibility of being able to cope with such a vision. 4o In these and other Qur'anic passages the Israelites emerge as ungrateful if not openly hostile to the wishes of their prophet and saviour and, therefore, to the orders of God.

Certain passages refer briefly to God's forgiveness, after Adam's expulsion from paradise which happened when Adam "received certain words from his Lord, and He turned towards him", and to the strict pact between God and Adam which he later forgot. 8 Of slight significance are those verses in which his name is repeated to identifY mankind by means of the title "sons of Adam"Y Lastly the Qur'an includes a passage on the story of Cain and Abel in which they are not named but only alluded to as "the sons of Adam that offer a sacrifice".

When they reach their father Jacob, the brothers ask if they can take their youngest brother Benjamin with them and once they have found their money they decide to depart again, notwithstanding the fear of Jacob. Once they reach Egypt, Joseph immediately reveals his identity to his youngest brother and reassures him before hiding the cup of the king in his bag. 33 When the brothers are searched it is Joseph himself who checks the bags and finds the cup in the bag of Benjamin and decides to keep him despite the protests of the brothers who offer to stay in his place in order to fulfil the pact with their father.

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