I inherited a Quran from my grandmother when I was young. I read it. I was astonished that parts of it were not too different from The Bible with “Bible Stories” and Jesus mentioned.
But I’ve lost the book – or lent it.
So, using modern technology I downloaded a Quran. Just as I remember the absolute boredom of reading through the “begets” in the Old Testament, when I struggled through the whole King James Bible as a young person, I find my brain seizing up with the medieval text of the Quran.
So I’m analysing it with “find”. I just found “love” is mentioned 78 times. So I whizzed through. None of those times were about humans loving each other, but only about what God loves in humans.
“Peace” is mentioned 56 times and it seems to represent a wish – “Peace be apon you” rather than a state of stable governance.
“Kill” appears 95 times. Most of the “kills” are complaints about that done against the followers. I could find 4 “kill” instructions directly to followers to do against non followers – with a smattering of chopping off of hands and feet. And 2 “execute” instructions.
Beside there being a whole chapter called “Women”, “women” are mentioned 126 times.
Oh dear, my studies are delayed. “Women” is taking up a whole lot of my attention!
I shall have to continue this in another post…
“Peace be with you/upon you” in the meantime.
I enjoyed this movie Part 1 today, Part 2 tomorrow