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Seventh Century A.D.


The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment

Last Revised: 10 February 2005

Enlightenment Teachings and Experiences

Details of bibliographic acronyms are available here .

Subject: Koran (dictated to the Prophet Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel).
Dates: Written over the course of the Prophet Mohammedís life (d. 632 A.D.)
Tradition: Gave rise to Islam.

Allah has brought you forth from the earth like a plant, and to the earth He will restore you. Then He will bring you back afresh. (Koran, 22.)

I swear by the glow of sunset; by the night, and all that it brings together; by the moon, in her full perfection: that you shall march onwards from state to state. (Koran, 48.)

When the sky is rent asunder, obeying her Lord in true submission; when earth expands and casts out all that is within her and becomes empty, obeying her Lord in true submission; then, O man, who labour constantly to meet your Lord, you shall meet Him. (Koran, 48.)

The mountains, for all their firmness, will pass away like clouds. Such is the might of Allah, who has rightly disposed all things. (Koran, 86.)

Paradise shall be brought close to the righteous. ... Enter it in peace. This is the day of immortality. (Koran, 120.)

Exalted and throned on high, He lets the Spirit descend at his [sic] behest on those of His servants whom He chooses, that He may warn them of the day when they shall meet Him. (Koran, 160.)

And who shall reign supreme on that day? Allah, the One, the Almighty. (Koran, 160.)

It was he who created you from dust, making you a little germ, and then a clot of blood. He brings you infants into the world; you reach manhood, then decline into old age (though some of you die young), so that you may complete your appointed term and grow in wisdom. (Koran, 163.)

It is Allah who has created you and given you your daily bread. He will cause you to die hereafter and will then bring you back to life. (Koran, 190.)

The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment

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