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The Koran for Dummies (Sohaib Sultan)
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ISBN: 0764555812 Explanations in plain English
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Author: Sohaib Sultan
Publisher: Wiley Publishing (May 2004)
Pages: 362 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Publishers Weekly, February 9, 2004
"...provides an introduction to Islam's holy book."
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See what the Koran says about women, family, and law
Grasp the wisdom and power of Islam’s sacred Scripture
Want to understand the Koran? This straightforward guide explains what the Koran says, how it says it, and how believers live according to its guidance. From how the Koran was revealed to Mohammad to how the Book relates to today’s world, you’ll see how to put the Islamic faith in perspective.
The Dummies Way
How Islam relates to other faiths
What the Koran says about God, prophets, humankind, and the self
The Koran’s teachings on morality
Common misconceptions about the Koran
Sohaib Sultan is a freelance journalist and student of the Islamic tradition who has studied the Koran and Islam extensively with Islamic scholars in the United States and Saudi Arabia.
With the current turmoil in the Middle East, there is a growing interest about Islam—the world’s second largest religion and one of the fastest growing—and its holy book, the Koran (or Qur’an). Now, with this easy-to-follow, plain-English guide, you can explore the history, structure, and basic tenets of Islam’s sacred scripture.
The Koran For Dummies is for non-Muslims interested in the Koran as well as Muslims looking to deepen their understanding. Islamic scholar Sohaib Sultan provides a clear road map, revealing:
The meaning of Koran and its basic message
The Koran’s place in history and in Islamic spiritual life
Explanations of its language, structure, and narrative style
How to live by the Koran’s teachings
The Koran’s role in key global issues, such as Jihad vs. terrorism
Different interpretations of the Koran
No other book provides such a straightforward look at what the Koran says, how it says it, and how believers live according to its guidance. From how the Koran was received by Mohammed and how it was compiled to how it’s interpreted by Islam’s two main branches, you’ll see how to put the Islamic faith in perspective.
Plus, you’ll discover:
What the Koran really says about women and civil law
How Islam relates to Judaism and Christianity
The Koran’s view of God, prophets, mankind, and the self
How its teachings are lived and recited every day by devout Muslims
Common misconceptions of the Koran
How to raise a family the Koranic way
Complete with lists of important passages, Koranic terminology, famous quotes, and further reading resources, The Koran For Dummies makes it easy and enjoyable for you to grasp the teachings and significance of Islam's holy book.