1) What is the Quran? In the Islamic faith, why is the Quran necessary?
2) What are the assumptions about the Quran? What makes the book different from all other books, or what makes it scripture? Let me say here, do not get caught up in the teachings of the Quran. I am discussing the book itself alone.
Sharia practice is broken down into five categories: Shahadda, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj. I want you look at one of these practices rather objectively - what are the requirements, how do they contribute to the religious experience of the Muslim?