Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Handout 4: Excerpts from the Holy Quran

From the Qur'an, Rodwell edition (1876) and Palmer edition (1880).

Excerpt from Sura II, The Cow

He said, "O Adam, inform them (the angels) of their names." And when he had informed them of their names, He said, "Did I not say to you that I know the hidden things of the Heavens and of the Earth, and that I know what ye bring to light, and what ye hide?"

And when He said to the angels, "Bow down and worship Adam" then worshipped they all, save Eblis (Satan). He refused and swelled with pride, and became one of the unbelievers.

And He said, "O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and eat yet plentifully therefrom wherever ye list, but to this tree come not nigh, lest ye become of the transgressors."

But Satan made them slip from it, and caused their banishment from the place in which they were.

Excerpt from Sura IV, The Chapter of Women

"Verily, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, the apostle of God," ... but they did not kill him, and they did not crucify him, but a similitude was made for them. And verily, those who differ about him are in doubt concerning him; they have no knowledge concerning, but only follow an opinion. They did not kill him, for sure! Nay, God raised him up unto Himself, for God is mighty and wise.