Quest for Glory Omnipedia
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Allah is the god of the people of Shapeir and Raseir.[1]

Background

Allah brings success to those he favors and smiles upon. Followers of Allah may end up in the Paradise where the Houris live. Iblis is Allah's greatest nemesis. Ad Avis claims to be a follower of Allah and his Prophet, but this is clearly a lie as he attempts to release Iblis and destroy Shapeir. Those who do not follow Allah are known as Infidels. The Hero is known as the Infidel of Shapeir by Khaveen.

Shapeir is God's country.[2]

Allah is the 'Arabic' word for 'God'.

Behind the scenes

Allah is mentioned by Ad Avis in Hoyle Book of Games, Volume 3. This is obviously a reference to the god of Islam. See Ad Avis quotes (Hoyle 3). In Arabic language and Islamic cultures Allah is the name for the "God" of Abrahamic traditions (although certain aspects of this God vary by religion, such that for example, in Islam, Christ is another prophet (a mere man), rather than the Son of God, and Allah has no son). In QFG2, the concept of a mono-theistic "God" in beliefs of Shapeir, is mentioned at least once, specifically by Ali Fakir (but this is perhaps the limits to understanding Shapeir's religious culture within the game).

While the main Quest for Glory series does not generally make direct references to real world religions (other than some holidays such as Christmas, and more obvious reference to classical Greek, and Egyptian religions/afterlives/gods).

There are a number of things mentioned in Quest For Glory II and Quest for Glory III that are taken from or inspired by Islamic ideas. These include the Houris of Paradise, the idea of 'Infidels', certain aspects of the backstory of Julanar, and some of the characters in QFG2 are inspired by the names of famous leaders of Islamic caliphates, emirates, and sultanates. The evil Marid Iblis takes its name from, and is more or less inspired by Islam's version of the Devil/Satan (though in QFG, Iblis and Shaitan treated as seperate entities, though even in Islam while there is a relationship between the two, they might also be treated as seperate individuals as well).

Many of the rules for women that Ad Avis instituted in Raseir such as "forbidding a man to speak to a woman unless she is his mother, daughter, or wife" or "mother, wife, or slave" are based on Islamic Sharia practices.

Only Hoyle 3 makes reference to Allah/God having a Prophet, a reference to the Islamic Prophet, Muḥammad.

See also Religion in Quest for Glory.

References

  1. Ad Avid (Hoyle 3):"Allah favors me - I have won the game!"
  2. Ali Fakir (QFG2):"Shapeir is God's country, and he can have it"
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