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This chapter focuses on the main theological beliefs expounded in the Qur’an. The central belief in the oneness of God (tawḥīd) dominates the Qur’an and has an impact on the way in which it engages with pre-Islamic religion and Christianity. The theme of God as the Creator of the universe is related to the presentation of God as ruler, sovereign, and judge: God’s ability to create also means that God has sovereignty over creation and can destroy and subvert the natural order, as well as judge humanity. The supernatural world, including jinn, devils (shayāṭīn) and angels, and the performance of miracles also plays an important part in Qur’anic doctrine and dogma.
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