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With the current turmoil in the Middle East, there is a growing interest about Islam the worlds second largest religion and one of the fastest growingand 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
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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|Publisher:||Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John|
|Publish Date:||Jun 04, 2004|
|Number of Pages:||384|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.26|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||9.2 x 7.3 x 0.9|
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