The primary religious scripture in Islam and the most important text in Arabic literature, which God reportedly revealed to the Prophet Muhammad piece by piece over his last 23 years of life. Muslim religious services often include recitations of the Qur’an (also a popular competitive activity) and sermons interpreting it.
Qur’an Quotes in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?
The How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? quotes below are all either spoken by Qur’an or refer to Qur’an. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? published in 2008.).
Qur’an Term Timeline in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?
The timeline below shows where the term Qur’an appears in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...muscular; Ezzat, 21, is talkative and just as imposing. Rami recites a verse from the Qur’an—both are devout, and both their fathers are elsewhere: Rami’s in a New Jersey detention center,... (full context)
...he knows his religion is the right one, how he knows that Allah wrote the Qur’an—Rami is speechless, and when they switch roles, he is astonished at Ezzat’s brilliant explanations of... (full context)
...not blame the West or advocate violence; rather, they focus on teaching morality through the Qur’an, and Rami begins seeking to propagate his knowledge, a practice called da‘wa. He takes a... (full context)
...chat with another man named Mohammad, a recent immigrant from Egypt; once, they talk about Qur’anic recitation and imagine preaching in Mecca, then notice the police searching a car nearby and... (full context)
...Rami talks, eloquently but a bit nervously, about coping with death and dying “with the Qur’an in your heart.” Muslims should rebuild the Islamic world for themselves by “purify[ing] your hearts,”... (full context)