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Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by lucillia90: 6:48pm On Feb 02, 2012
Question: Who are you and where are you from?

Answer: My name is Sheik Sani Haliru. I am from Niger Republic, but my mother is from Bornu State of Nigeria and I grew up in Wulari, Maiduguri, (Northern Nigeria) where I was trained.

Q: Trained as what and under whose tutelage?

A: I was trained as an Almajiri, after four years, at the age of 14, I was sent to Kano City, Kano State where I was trained in the Sheik Abubakar Gummi School of Arabic studies.

Q: So you know Sheik Abubakar Gummi?

A: Yes, and I also know his children and obeyed all the teachings he laid down before he died.

Q: So who tutored you and who is your mentor?

A: Sheik Abubakar Gummi tutored me. My mentor was Osama bin Laden, and until my conversion from Islam to the Christian faith, my dreams and aspirations in life was to do more than Osama bin Laden did before he died on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Q: You said that your mentor was Osama bin Laden. Is he still your mentor?

A: I am now a changed person. The Sheik Sani Haliru is now a new creature, old things have passed away because I now have Jesus Christ that I hated and persecuted for 44 years.

Q: Tell me about your past and how many countries of the World you have been to?

A: I cannot tell all about my past because it will take several days to tell my story and about my conversion experience to Christianity. I have been to eight countries.

Q: Can you please name them?

A: I have been to Sudan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Egypt and of course to my own country Niger Republic.

Q: Where did you receive your training and as what?

A: I received my training in Libya and Pakistan as an Attack Strategist. I was trained along side with some highly placed Nigerians and other foreign Nationals who were marked (he showed me the proof of his mark with a sign) in the form of a sword in the hand to fight and kill for Allah.

Q: Can you give me some of the names of your colleagues with whom you received training in Libya and Pakistan?

A: They are scattered all over the country and we were not too many then.

Q: Just mention but a few names.

A: Ali Baba Nur, Asari Dokubo, Jasper Akinbo, Mohammed Yusuf, Salisu Maigari, Danlami Abubakar, Cletus Okar, Ali Qaqa, Maigari Haliru and Asabe Dantala to mention but a few.

Q: Which of the Asari’s do you mean?

A: The Niger Delta war king. He was a year ahead of me in Benghazi training camp in Libya.

Q: Who financed your training in Libya and Pakistan?

A: You will not believe me and only God will judge the Chief sponsor of terrorism in Nigeria whose name I will not mention because he is so powerful and even the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, is so much afraid of the man.

Q: If you really know the Christ in you, why are you afraid to tell me the name of the man who sponsored you and the date or approximate period he sponsored you.

A: I am not afraid because he knows me and he cannot deny it if he sees me face to face.

Q: Then tell me, who is this powerful man?

A: The man is no other person than the man they call IBB now as I am talking to you, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida has more than 600 men and women Jihadists who are under his pay role. They are scattered all over the Country and he (IBB) can use them to destroy Nigeria.

Q: Did you say six hundred?

A: Yes 600 + IBB’s agents of destruction are in the Nigeria Army (NA), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Navy, Air Force, Oil and Gas sectors, even in the finance home such as in top level positions of CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) and other banks. You find them in politics, in the Senate, National Assembly, in the media both print and electronic and even in Aso Rock, Abuja (Nigeria’s capital).

Q: How do you mean by this statement “and even in the finance…”?

A: Yes, I mean every word I say; even the Islamic bank champion was planted by IBB to help in Islamizing Nigeria.

Q: So how can you describe IBB?

A: IBB is a “green snake” in green grass. He is the main problem of Nigeria along with members of the Cabal.

Q: Have you forwarded any of these evidence(s) to Aso Rock or to SSS (State Security Services)?

A: I attempted to do so a few weeks ago and I was arrested and detained for two days because IBB’S men are so many in SSS (State Security Services) as well. After I was released by the grace of God, they (the Police) warned me never to blow up the polity or provoke violence and I should keep my so-called-born-again with me or else I will go to jail.

Q: So you were a key member and a registered jihadist hardliner.

A: Yes, I was.

Q: Under what group?

A: I was a Boko Haramist. But Boko Haram is just a cover name to give it a name. I have my identity as a founding member of the dreaded jama’aful Ahlul sunna wal Liddawati wal Jihad, aka Boko Haram.

Q: Apart from IBB, who are the other top sponsors of terrorism in this country?

A: They are many, but IBB is the major financier. He introduced the suicide bombing that started when he killed Dele Giwa. I have the names of six traditional rulers and seven present & ex-Governors as well as several top military and security officers who are co-sponsoring the so called Boko Haram. That apart, I have documented evidences to prove that General Mohammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abubaka Atiku and other top politicians and traditional rulers are some of the people behind Boko Haram. Very soon, nemesis will catch up with them.

Q: What if I use my influence to guarantee you safety, can you brief the press to expose IBB (General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida) with all these documents that I am seeing with you right now.

A: Only God can guarantee my safety. He did so on that fateful day when the SSS and police wanted to secretly kill me because of what I unveiled. I would have been a dead man by now if not for a man of God who came as an “Angel” to quietly free me. Right now, I am wanted dead or alive by IBB and his agents of destruction in high places. The SSS are busy hunting for me up & down and arresting and torturing innocent people because of me.

Q: What if I connect you to a man of God by the name of Brother Mike Ejiofor, who is a lawyer, a professional negotiator and a mediator who was the Director of SSS until October 2010?

A: I only wish to be connected to God.

Q: So how can you describe this country?

A: Nigeria is sifting under an Islamic barbaric bomb (IBB). Only God can rescue this nation because 75% of Christians are prayer less. Why? Because they are in their own comfort zone. They do not know what the Christians in Northern Nigeria are passing through and they ignorantly are thinking that the Allah of the Muslims is the same as the God of Christians in the Holy Bible who says: “Thou shalt not kill”.

Q: What does the Qur’an say about Islam being referred to as a religion of peace by numerous Muslim scholars?

A: Let me tell you in a very clear language that Islam is not a religion of peace, but it is of violence, of killers and fighters as already stated in their so called “Holy” Qur’an which I ignorantly followed all these years when I was spiritually blinded as a Muslim.

Q: Can you prove these statements from the Qur’an?

A: [Sani Haliru, who is now known as Solomon Haliru (Paul Haliru’s brother)] brought out two copies of the original Qur’an in the Arabic & English translation. He gave me one, and told me to open the book to Surah Al- baqarah chapter 2 vs 216. It says, “Holy fighting is ordained (prescribed) for all muslims, whether they like it or not, as far as it is good and approved by Allah through his prophet Mohammed.”

Q: Where is it in the Qur’an that killing is also permitted by Allah?

A: Look at Surah Al-baqarah chapter 2 vs 191 “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. An Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-Al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.” Muslims are told to kill and fight in the cause of Allah.

http://naijajive.com/index.php?topic=1681.0
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by dustydee: 7:21pm On Feb 02, 2012
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Odunnu: 7:22pm On Feb 02, 2012
Hmmm. Where is this convert now?
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by lucillia90: 7:30pm On Feb 02, 2012
Read on!
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by alienkind: 7:38pm On Feb 02, 2012
If it was western world,this statement is enough to nail those mentioned.GEJ over to
you if you get the liver.Be a man and act fast or if you dont have liver go negotiate with
those mentioned,the ball is in your court.GOD is with you.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by efisher(m): 7:59pm On Feb 02, 2012
Interesting write-up. I don't know why but I believe this is at least 80% true. It reminds me of all the IBB statements, his fight with OBJ, the claims by GEJ that he knows who the bombers are, etc. Atiku & IBB are my prime suspects.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by hoodboy(m): 8:24pm On Feb 02, 2012
I can perceive the ugly stench of propaganda
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by executinal(m): 8:34pm On Feb 02, 2012
The truth is revealing gradually
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by freegaza(m): 8:48pm On Feb 02, 2012
Wasted my time.mttswwww
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Beaf: 8:52pm On Feb 02, 2012
A: They are many, but IBB is the major financier. He introduced the suicide bombing that started when he killed Dele Giwa. I have the names of six traditional rulers and seven present & ex-Governors as well as several top military and security officers who are co-sponsoring the so called Boko Haram. That apart, I have documented evidences to prove that General Mohammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abubaka Atiku and other top politicians and traditional rulers are some of the people behind Boko Haram. Very soon, nemesis will catch up with them.

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by laCapri: 8:58pm On Feb 02, 2012
lucillia90:

http://naijajive.com/index.php?topic=1681.0
[ I have documented evidences to prove that General Mohammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abubaka Atiku and other top politicians and traditional rulers are some of the people behind Boko Haram. Very soon, nemesis will catch up with them.]
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by 13volts(m): 9:02pm On Feb 02, 2012
For your information Abubakar Gummi is alive. so the whole story na bullshit.

just like a dude said

The author woke up from sleep
- Starts thinking of a news article for his boss.
- Goes off and smokes some marijuana.
- He starts to get some ideas on a Boko Haram story
- Booom
- He types this crappy news article.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Beaf: 9:18pm On Feb 02, 2012
A: Yes, I gave them many bomb factories even in the southern and eastern states and seven in Kaduna State, Plateau State and Abuja. It was in the Niger State bomb factory that we manufactured the improvised explosive devices that was used to operate in Abuja on October 1, 2010.

Q: Did the police take immediate action?

A: The news leaked to IBB immediately and he immediately instructed his ground soldiers to relocate the bombs. The Police and SSS were afraid to search some of the mosques because the presidency must be aware that by so doing, the country Will explode into a religious war between Christians and Muslims. That is why I said Nigeria is sitting on Islamic time bomb or shall I say Islamic Barbaric Bomb (I

***This interview comes from the book Unveiling Islam/Boko Haram by Blessed Usman, JP.

http://naijajive.com/index.php?topic=1681.0

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

[size=14pt]IBB = Idependence Bomb Blast![/size]

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Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Jarus(m): 10:09pm On Feb 02, 2012
Faabu! These people will not stop at nothing to evangelize. Imagine someone just sitting down and scripting a story.

See fabrication. If anybody cannot detect this is pure lie,he can't detect anything else. The other time, it's Kuwaiti prince, today it's an ex-BH. The writer of that faabu is creative though.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by bunmconig(m): 6:32am On Feb 03, 2012
yes dat is true, i av seen the man evangelizing before. He even show all of us dat where there then an original quran and read many verses to tell us some fact about the terrorism of islam, MANY THINGS HE REVEAL TO US AND ALSO OF HIS CONVERSION, About hw his wife and children where killed by his fellow because he converted
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by olapluto(m): 6:41am On Feb 03, 2012
This man story na wash. wink
Suddenly, there is Paul Ado Bayero, the illustrious son of the emir, who was conscripted into BH and who has the original Quran which I dont have. Desperate times for these lie-vangelist o
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by solihu(m): 7:13am On Feb 03, 2012
With the level of gullibity displayed here, by some Nigerians ehn! Na wah oh! I've long been able to put a reason why the so called "trained" security forces are even worse. Just check out! This poorly written piece has been swallowed "hook, line and sinker!". A cheap 'smear' agenda.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by dplordx(m): 7:50am On Feb 03, 2012
excerpt:

A: Nigeria is sifting under an Islamic barbaric bomb (IBB)

Why do I get the impression this is something that could come from a perverted mine like beaf?
Its like reading a monologue. The interviewer and the Boko-convert sound so alike only a f00l wont see the difference.
BEAF, GEJ, una well done o. So IBB is the one behind Bokoharam, and not PDP?
Losers have a way of always pointing at others for their misfortune. I am sure Ringin was also an IBB boy? SMH. If you guys cant get your shiiit together, you BEAF will need a job come 2015.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Knight1(m): 7:58am On Feb 03, 2012
I'm a Christian but i'm almost absolutely certain that the interview was a fabrication. Truth is IBB and Atiku have more to gain from a united Nigeria than a broken one. undecided
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Nobody: 8:10am On Feb 03, 2012
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Q: Have you forwarded any of these evidence(s) to Aso Rock or to SSS (State Security Services)?

A: I attempted to do so a few weeks ago and[b] I was arrested and detained for two days because IBB’S men are so many in SSS (State Security Services) as well[/b]. After[b] I was released [/b]by the grace of God, they (the Police) warned me never to blow up the polity or provoke violence and I should keep my so-called-born-again with me or else I will go to jail.


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Then 10 minutes later. . . . .

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Q: What if I use my influence to guarantee you safety, can you brief the press to expose IBB (General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida) with all these documents that I am seeing with you right now.

A: I would have been a dead man by now if not for a man of God who came as an “Angel” to quietly free me.Right now, [b]I am wanted dead or alive by IBB and his agents of destruction in high places. The SSS are busy hunting for me up & down and arresting and torturing innocent people because of me.


Lmao. What a story. Ok, thats where I stopped reading. . . .

The same SSS (full of IBB's men) that has been hunting and torturing your loved ones just to get at you, decides to release you (after less than 48hrs) with a slap on the wrist when you delivered yourself to them few weeks ago

Not only that: In one tale he was released with a stern warning never to go throw bombs around "the polity" else he'd be jailed.
In the next version, Angel Gabriel came and miraculously sprung him from jail.

Yup, I believe this guy and this nutty write-up!
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by victorazy(m): 8:20am On Feb 03, 2012
I wish this will make headline. Plz can they roll it on screen?!! Not only Ojukwu stories.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by UdekeJ(m): 8:30am On Feb 03, 2012
Scam!!! I would have love this piece if it were to be true! grin
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Nobody: 8:34am On Feb 03, 2012
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Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Nobody: 9:03am On Feb 03, 2012
kingoflag:

Then 10 minutes later. . . . .

Lmao. What a story. Ok, thats where I stopped reading. . . .

The same SSS (full of IBB's men) that has been hunting and torturing your loved ones just to get at you, decides to release you (after less than 48hrs) with a slap on the wrist when you delivered yourself to them few weeks ago

Not only that: In one tale he was released with a stern warning never to go throw bombs around "the polity" else he'd be jailed.
In the next version, Angel Gabriel came and miraculously sprung him from jail.

Yup, I believe this guy and this nutty write-up!

Never a dull moment on NL, I tell you.
After I was released by the grace of God, they (the Police) warned me never to blow up the polity or provoke violence and I should keep my so-called-born-again with me or else I will go to jail.

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Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by energylink: 9:56am On Feb 03, 2012
anybody who says that interview is a mere fabrication, is a fool. and when revolution begins, look for a place to hide your head.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Dansy(m): 11:09am On Feb 03, 2012
I believe what the guy is saying,the christian in southern Nigeria must pray for Zion. Our christian brethrens in the northern states are facing persecuation of their faith, here we are saying is a lie.God is calling ,men and women who will pray.Let us pray that the light of the gospel shine across all northern states. Let us pray that Jesus will reigh, the bible say, if Jesus can be lighted up he will draw sinners to himself
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Dede1(m): 1:41pm On Feb 03, 2012
@POST

Any real or imagine Nigerian who dismisses this interview with a wave of hand is a sleeping nincompoop. There is no smoke with fire. The interviewee left some sticky points that stood out which an insider could only attest.

He mentioned names and places where he and co-trainees were schooled in act of warfare. In addition, he talked about indelible marks on their bodies with distinguishable signs. Nigerian government should start the investigation by examining the bodies of co-trainees such as Ali Baba Nur, Asari Dokubo, Jasper Akinbo, Mohammed Yusuf, Salisu Maigari, Danlami Abubakar, Cletus Okar, Ali Qaqa, Maigari Haliru and Asabe Dantala if they are still alive and reachable. This is a serious allegation.

Granted there were cases of exaggeration and outright conjecture in the excerpt, however if I should go by the instances of making Nigeria a member of OIC by IBB, the current champion of Islamic Bank, the new IGP, CP Zakara Biu, Dambazzou the former Army Chief, stunning silence of well-placed northerners and Islamic leaders over the menace of Boko Haram and the promises made before, during and after presidential election including inherent stupidity displayed by southerners, I say ignore this revelation at your risky.
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by Arosa(m): 2:48pm On Feb 03, 2012
The judgement of God is coming to Nigeria this year. The wicked shall be punished for their evil deeds. Repent!!! wicked people.  angry angry angry
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by bunmconig(m): 4:23pm On Feb 03, 2012
He that say that this interview is mere fabrication and writeup is a fool and such person should go and repent now before it is too late,
I av witness one of those interviews of him before that was organised by the christian youth of my state, He also made mention of some names and some video tapes where shown to us,
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by dayokanu(m): 6:05pm On Feb 03, 2012
hmmmm Na wa oo
Re: Ex BOKO HARAM Leader, now converted to the Christian, Fingers IBB and others by hakanai(m): 6:09pm On Feb 03, 2012
LOL !!!! You hated Jesus for 44years?Who thought you that one.That has and always is the mind set of most Islamically ignorant Christians, who in must cases think Muslims are supposedly expected to hate Christ or flee at the mention of Jesus (AS).So you were never a Muslim,but narrator of deceit.The person narrating is misguided beyond doubt.People calling others fool here for using there brains are just as ignorant and foolish as the liar.Denying Jesus or hating or abusing him almost certainly nullify your belief as a Muslim.
      Islamic articles of faith include believing in the prophets of God.Jesus(AS) also known Islamically as Isa(AS) is definitely a messenger/prophet of Allah bring the gospel(Injeel) to the world.So how did you become a Muslim and hate Jesus?
You had no faith as a Muslim mr lie lie.You never liked a prophet and i can bet you never respected his message.So your faith was mere of turbaning and wasting your time around the mosque compound.help yourself out below:Articles of faith in Islam.


Articles of faith


Main articles: Aqidah and Iman

The core beliefs of Islam are that there is only one God – unitary and beyond comprehension – and that Muhammad is His prophet, the last in a series of prophets beginning with Adam. The Qur’an is upheld as the eternal, literal word of God, and revelations to earlier prophets, as seen in the Jewish Torah and Christian Gospels, are believed to have become distorted by human intervention. Muslims believe that the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel, and belief in angels as God’s servants is part of the Islamic tradition. Belief in the Day of Judgment, when all people will undergo bodily resurrection and be judged by God, is another core tenet. While Sunni and Shi’a Muslims adhere to these basic beliefs, Shi’a also believe in the Imamate, the line of infallible spiritual and political leaders who succeeded Muhammad, beginning with his cousin and son-in-law, Ali.[23]

God
Main article: God in Islam
Allah means God in Arabic

Islam's most fundamental concept is a rigorous monotheism, called tawhīd (Arabic: توحيد‎). God is described in chapter 112 of the Qur'an as:[24] "Say: He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him." (112:1-4) Muslims repudiate the Christian doctrine of the Trinity and divinity of Jesus, comparing it to polytheism, but accept Jesus as a prophet. In Islam, God is beyond all comprehension and Muslims are not expected to visualize God. God is described and referred to by certain names or attributes, the most common being Al-Rahmān, meaning "The Compassionate" and Al-Rahīm, meaning "The Merciful" (See Names of God in Islam).[25]

Muslims believe that creation of everything in the universe is brought into being by God’s sheer command “‘Be’ and so it is.”[26][27] and that the purpose of existence is to worship God.[2][28] He is viewed as a personal God who responds whenever a person in need or distress calls Him.[26][29] There are no intermediaries, such as clergy, to contact God who states “We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein”[30]

Allāh is the term with no plural or gender used by Muslims and Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews meaning the one God, while ʾilāh (Arabic: إله‎) is the term used for a deity or a god in general.[31] Other non-Arab Muslims might use different names as much as Allah, for instance "Tanrı" in Turkish or "Khodā" in Persian.

Angels
Main article: Islamic view of angels

Belief in angels is fundamental to the faith of Islam. The Arabic word for angel (Arabic: ملاك‎ malak) means "messenger", like its counterparts in Hebrew (malakh) and Greek (angelos). According to the Qur'an, angels do not possess free will, and worship God in total obedience.[32] Angels' duties include communicating revelations from God, glorifying God, recording every person's actions, and taking a person's soul at the time of death. They are also thought to intercede on man's behalf. The Qur'an describes angels as "messengers with wings—two, or three, or four (pairs): He [God] adds to Creation as He pleases, "[33]
Revelations

Main articles: Islamic holy books and Qur'an
See also: History of the Qur'an
The first sura in a Qur'anic manuscript by Hattat Aziz Efendi

The Islamic holy books are the records which most Muslims believe were dictated by God to various prophets. Muslims believe that parts of the previously revealed scriptures, the Tawrat (Torah) and the Injil (Gospels), had become distorted—either in interpretation, in text, or both.[4] The Qur'an (literally, “Reading” or “Recitation”) is viewed by Muslims as the final revelation and literal Word of God and is widely regarded as the finest piece of literature work in the Arabic language.[34][35][36] Muslims believe that the verses of the Qur'an were revealed to Muhammad by God through the archangel Gabriel (Jibrīl). On many occasions between 610 and his death on June 8, 632.[37] The Qur'an was reportedly written down by Muhammad's companions (sahabah) while he was alive, although the prime method of transmission was orally. It was compiled in the time of Abu Bakr, the first caliph, and was standardized under the administration of Uthman, the third caliph.

The Qur'an is divided into 114 suras, or chapters, which combined, contain 6,236 āyāt, or verses. The chronologically earlier suras, revealed at Mecca, are primarily concerned with ethical and spiritual topics. The later Medinan suras mostly discuss social and moral issues relevant to the Muslim community.[38] The Qur'an is more concerned with moral guidance than legal instruction, and is considered the "sourcebook of Islamic principles and values".[39] Muslim jurists consult the hadith, or the written record of Prophet Muhammad's life, to both supplement the Qur'an and assist with its interpretation. The science of Qur'anic commentary and exegesis is known as tafsir.[40]

When Muslims speak in the abstract about "the Qur'an", they usually mean the scripture as recited in Arabic rather than the printed work or any translation of it. To Muslims, the Qur'an is perfect only as revealed in the original Arabic; translations are necessarily deficient because of language differences, the fallibility of translators, and the impossibility of preserving the original's inspired style. Translations are therefore regarded only as commentaries on the Qur'an, or "interpretations of its meaning", not as the Qur'an itself.[41]


Prophets
Main article: Prophets of Islam

Muslims identify the prophets of Islam (Arabic: نبي‎ nabī ) as those humans chosen by God to be his messengers. According to the Qur'an[42] the descendants of Abraham and Imran were chosen by God to bring the "Will of God" to the peoples of the nations. Muslims believe that prophets are human and not divine, though some are able to perform miracles to prove their claim. Islamic theology says that all of God's messengers preached the message of Islam—submission to the Will of God. The Qur'an mentions the names of numerous figures considered prophets in Islam, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, among others.[43] Muslims believe that God finally sent Muhammad (Seal of the Prophets) to convey the divine message to the whole world (to sum up and to finalize the word of God). In Islam, the "normative" example of Muhammad's life is called the Sunnah (literally "trodden path"wink. This example is preserved in traditions known as hadith ("reports"wink, which recount his words, his actions, and his personal characteristics. Hadith Qudsi is a sub-category of hadith, regarded as the words of God repeated by Muhammad differing from the Quran in that they are "expressed in Muhammad's words", whereas the quran are the "direct words of God". The classical Muslim jurist ash-Shafi'i (d. 820) emphasized the importance of the Sunnah in Islamic law, and Muslims are encouraged to emulate Muhammad's actions in their daily lives. The Sunnah is seen as crucial to guiding interpretation of the Qur'an. Six of these collections, compiled in the 3rd century AH (9th century CE), came to be regarded as especially authoritative by the largest group in Islām, the Sunnites. Another large group, the Shīʾah, has its own Ḥadīth contained in
four canonical collections.[26]

Resurrection and judgment
Main article: Qiyama

Belief in the "Day of Resurrection", Yawm al-Qiyāmah (Arabic: يوم القيامة‎) is also crucial for Muslims. They believe the time of Qiyāmah is preordained by God but unknown to man. The trials and tribulations preceding and during the Qiyāmah are described in the Qur'an and the hadith, and also in the commentaries of scholars. The Qur'an emphasizes bodily resurrection, a break from the pre-Islamic Arabian understanding of death.[44]

On Yawm al-Qiyāmah, Muslims believe all mankind will be judged on their good and bad deeds. The Qur'an lists several sins that can condemn a person to hell, such as disbelief (Arabic: كفر‎ Kufr), and dishonesty; however, the Qur'an makes it clear God will forgive the sins of those who repent if He so wills.[45] Good deeds, such as charity and prayer, will be rewarded with entry to heaven. Muslims view heaven as a place of joy and bliss, with Qur'anic references describing its features and the physical pleasures to come. Mystical traditions in Islam place these heavenly delights in the context of an ecstatic awareness of God.[46]

Yawm al-Qiyāmah is also identified in the Qur'an as Yawm ad-Dīn (Arabic: يوم الدين‎), "Day of Religion";[47] as-sāʿah (Arabic: الساعة‎), "the Last Hour";[48] and al-Qāriʿah (Arabic: القارعة‎), "The Clatterer."[49]

Predestination
Main article: Predestination in Islam

In accordance with the Islamic belief in predestination, or divine preordainment (al-qadā wa'l-qadar), God has full knowledge and control over all that occurs. This is explained in Qur'anic verses such as "Say: 'Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our protector', "[50] For Muslims, everything in the world that occurs, good or evil, has been preordained and nothing can happen unless permitted by God. According to Muslim theologians, although events are pre-ordained, man possesses free will in that he has the faculty to choose between right and wrong, and is thus responsible for his actions. According to Islamic tradition, all that has been decreed by God is written in al-Lawh al-Mahfūz, the "Preserved
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