World Religions Chapter 14. Islam. The Foundations of Islam. The Foundations of Islam. The name Islam means “surrender” or “submission” The name Muslim means “one who submits”. The Qur’an is about 4/5 the size of the New Testament and is divided into 114 chapters, or suras .
Several of the familiar stories in the Bible also appear in the Qur’an, although often in a different form. Compare the Bible and Qur’an verses from your handout which are based on the story of Noah and the Flood. We will then fill in the chart below.
The concept of Jihad refers to Muslims’ struggle against anything that distracts them from revering Allah and from following Allah’s will.