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
#8593   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 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 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 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 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. $24.99.


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