The Quran

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object for the Tenement Museum is the Qur’an. The Qur’an is a religious book that all Muslims have to read. The Qur’an is a beautiful book that comes in many different designs and sizes. My Qur’an has Blue and Red Wine designs around it, and in the middle it says, “ The Holy Qur’an”.
The Qur’an was believed to be revealed to the final prophet, Muhammad, through the archangel, Gabriel (Jibril). The prophet Muhammad got the Qur’an when he was 40 years old, starting from, December, 22, 609 AD, and ending in 632 AD, when Muhammad died.  
When we use the Qur’an we always have to do odu (o-ju) before we touch/read it, because you have to be clean if you want to touch/read it, odu is mandatory. 
The Qur’an is taught in a Mosque or by your parents. My dad teaches me the Qur’an and I also go to a Mosque sometimes, but the Qur’an gives me and my dad some bonding time. This object is also important to me because it’s a religious book that is a part of how I show my gratitude to my god, Allah.
I read the Qur’an, but I still don’t know what the words mean. That’s why I want to study Arabic and learn more about Muslim history so I can learn more about myself. 

– Afrah Ahmed

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