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There are three sacred texts in the Islamic religion these are the Quran, The Sunna, and the Sufi. The Quran is the holy book of the Muslims. It literally means the recitation (Zwemer 2002). It is the most holy text of the religion and central to the faith. It is also the best-known sacred text of Islam. The Muslims claimed that Allah handed down the words of the Quran to Mohammed through an angel named Jibril (Zwemer 2002). It was composed for a period of approximately 20 years sometime in 610 CE to 630 CE. Quran literally means recitation. The Muslims considered this text as a miracle and a proof of Mohammed’s prophethood. The Muslim believed that the Quran is the final authority when it comes to matters of faith and doctrine. It is considered divine and sacred. However, although the Quran is the most holy and sacred text of the Islamic religion it is not the sole source of inspired message and tradition among the Muslim. The Muslim as of equal importance to the faith also views the Sunna. Sunna means a clear path. The Muslim considered the Sunna as the record of what the prophet had said, done, condoned or condemned (Zwemer 2002). In other words, the Sunna is the complete biography of the prophet. Here, it discussed the Mohammed’s customs, practices teachings and sayings. The Sunna give the Muslim believer an idea on how Mohammed live on earth and how he followed the teachings of the Quran. It is a guide to all Muslim as they apply the principles of Quran in their life. The Muslims believe that Mohammed was the perfect human being and the only one that followers of Allah can emulate. Through the Sunna, the Muslims were able to see how the prophet put the principles of Quran into…...

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