The Koran For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 4, 2011 - Religion - 388 pages
4 Reviews
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 messageThe Koran's place in history and in Islamic spiritual lifeExplanations of its language, structure, and narrative styleHow to live by the Koran's teachingsThe Koran's role in key global issues, such as Jihad vs. terrorismDifferent 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 lawHow Islam relates to Judaism and ChristianityThe Koran's view of God, prophets, mankind, and the selfHow its teachings are lived and recited every day by devout MuslimsCommon misconceptions of the KoranHow 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.


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User Review  - Ravyn - Goodreads

Good basic introduction to what is a beautifully written book, it conveys the poetry of the Qu'ran effortlessly. Read full review

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An above average beginners guide to the world's second largest religion. Read full review

Selected pages


Revealing the Word of God The Book
From Revelation to Written Book
Mapping Out the Structure of the Book
Discovering the Language of the Koran
Relating the Koran to Abrahamic Revelations
Interpreting the Koran
Understanding Interpretations of the Koran Today
Putting Meaning into Ritual
Understanding the Koranic View of Self
Achieving Koranic Ethics and Morality
Raising aFamily the Koranic
Relating the Koran to the World
Purifying Society through Islamic
Struggling for God Jihad
Discussing Women in the Koran

Seeing the Koranic Worldview
Divining Nature the Universe and the Unseen
The Roleof Mankind in Nature
Taking the Koranic View of Other Faith Traditions
Following in the Footsteps of Muhammad
The Koran and Modernity
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways to Dig Deeper into the Koran
Glossary of Koranic Terms
Finding Prophets in the Koran

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

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.

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