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
"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
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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