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Sura

(so͞orä`), river, c.540 mi (870 km) long, rising E of Penza, S central European Russia. It flows generally north to empty into the Volga River. It is navigable for about 100 mi (160 km) upstream.

Sura

 

an urban-type settlement in Nikol’sk Raion, Penza Oblast, RSFSR, located at the confluence of the Inza and Sura rivers. Sura has a railroad station on the Inza-Ruzaevka line. The settlement has a distillery, a woodworking plant, and an industrial combine.


Sura

 

a river in Ul’ianovsk, Penza, and Gorky oblasts of the RSFSR; in the Mordovian ASSR, in the Chuvash ASSR, and in the Mari ASSR; a right tributary of the Volga.

The Sura is 841 km long and drains an area of 67,500 sq km. Originating on the Volga Upland, it flows westward along the upland and then primarily toward the north. The Sura is fed mainly by snow. High water is in April and May. The mean flow rate 63 km from the mouth is 253 cu m per sec; it is 260 cu m per sec at the mouth. The maximum flow rate is 7,240 cu m per sec, and the minimum flow rate, occurring from January through March, is 10.5 cum per sec.

The Sura freezes in November or December, and the ice breaks up in late March or in April. The main tributaries are the Uza, the Alatyr’, and the P’iana, on the left, and the Inza and the Barysh, on the right. The lower reaches of the Sura are navigable and are used for floating timber. The river is a source of water for industrial use. The cities of Sursk, Penza, Alatyr’, and Iadrin are located on the Sura; the landing of Vasil’sursk is situated at the mouth. The river attracts many tourists.


Sura

 

(also surah), a chapter of the Koran. The Koran has 114 suras of varying length—from three to 286 ayat (verses). The title of each sura is taken from one of the words found in it, such as “The Cow,” “The Spoils,” “Thunder,” and “Women,” or from the letters with which the chapter begins.

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Experts contend that during the time of the Prophet there was no separation between the Surahs (chapters) in red colors, no red ink was used in writing "Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem" with which a Surah begins and that the holy book itself was not put in its today's order.
This analysis also complements the views of El-Awa (2006) where she argues that even if there appear some thematic disconnections in the long Qur'anic surahs they may be explained in terms of relevance theory of pragmatics which explains how meanings are created in the cognitive process.
And those 25 are "mostly the shorter ones," he admits, confessing that his task will become much more difficult as he takes on the longer Surahs.
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This paper examines key surahs for their intended egalitarian reciprocity and cultural traditions Islamic feminists confront as they work to attain this reciprocity.
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This Makkan Surah, like the one before it, is composed of short verses and is characterized by fast beats, successive scenes and a myriad of images.
Students from class I begin Nazrah and step by step are taught to memorize a total of 16 Surahs (from Surah Duhaa to Surah Naas), Surah Yaseen, assortment of daily prayers, Ahadees and eventually complete the reading of the Quran in class VIII with knowledge of Fiqah (uttering of letters with reference to the organs of speech-lips, tongue, and throat).
It is true that many surahs were not revealed on the same occasion.
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