Describe God as he is characterized in the Qur’an.

Describe God as he is characterized in the Qur’an.
Why is the language of the Qur’an directly addressed to the reader?
What is the overarching idea that emerges from these excerpts from the Qur’an?
What are the similarities and differences that you note between the Qur’an’s story of Joseph and the Old Testament’s story of Joseph?
How are stories used in the Qur’an and what is their purpose?