Religious people often call upon texts and individuals for guidance in ways specific to their faith. For Muslims the Qur’an is the most important source of authority as the word of God.
Why are sources of authority important?
They confuse people
They create tensions between different groups
They help people understand some situations
What is the main source of authority for Muslims?
What do the Hadith contain?
Traditions and sayings from the life of the Prophet Muhammad
Works of fiction
The life and teachings of the Buddha
What is the Sunnah?
Key verses of the Qur'an
The belief in hell
The example set by the Prophet Muhammad
What is a Hafiz?
Someone who has memorised all of the Hadith
Someone who has memorised the whole Qur'an
The belief in heaven
Where will Muslims seek guidance?
The Qur'an, the Hadith and/or an Islamic scholar
What is the reward for memorising and acting on the Qur'an?
Material wealth in this life
What is an Imam according to Sunni Islam?
A person who teaches at a school
A person who leads the congregation in prayer and worship
A local fundraiser
How many chapters (or Surahs) are there in the Qur'an?
Why is the Qur'an divided into 30 sections?
This is how the Qur'an was originally revealed
To remind Muslims of the importance of being 30 years old
To make it possible for Muslims to complete a reading of the whole Qur'an in one month