Koran for Dummies


This easy-to-follow, plain-English guide, written for non-Muslims, lets you explore the history, structure, and basic tenets of Islams sacred scripture.

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By Sohaib Sultan
With the current turmoil in the Middle East, there is a growing interest in Islam – the worlds second largest religion and one of the fastest growing – and its holy book, the Koran (or Quran). Now, with this easy-to-follow, plain-English guide, you can explore the history, structure, and basic tenets of Islams 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 Korans place in history and in Islamic spiritual life
  Explanations of its language, structure, and narrative style
  How to live by the Korans teachings
  The Korans 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 its interpreted by Islams two main branches, youll see how to put the Islamic faith in perspective.
Plus, youll discover:

  What the Koran really says about women and civil law
  How Islam relates to Judaism and Christianity
  The Korans 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

384 pages. Softcover. 2004. SPECIALS: 10 copies for $199.00; 100 copies for $1,759.00. Please see the Product Options box above when ordering.


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