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    DescriptionWith 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 message * The Koran's place in history and in Islamic spiritual life * Explanations of its language, structure, and narrative style * How to live by the Koran's teachings * The Koran's 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 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 law * How Islam relates to Judaism and Christianity * The Koran's 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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    Title
    The Koran For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sohaib Sultan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780764555817
    ISBN 10: 0764555812
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRH, HRLC1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLISL
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 297.1/2261
    B&T Approval Code: A13463200
    DC22: 297.12261
    BISAC V2.8: REL041000
    LC classification: BP130.S87, BP130 .S87 2004
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
    Publication date
    04 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Foster City
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "...provides an introduction to Islam's holy book." (Publishers Weekly, February 9, 2004)
    Back cover copy
    See what the Koran says about women, family, and lawGrasp the wisdom and power of Islam's sacred ScriptureWant to understand the Koran? This straightforward guide explains what the Koran says, how it says it, and how believers live according to its guidance. From how the Koran was revealed to Mohammad to how the Book relates to today's world, you'll see how to put the Islamic faith in perspective.The Dummies WayExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humor and funDiscover: How Islam relates to other faithsWhat the Koran says about God, prophets, humankind, and the selfThe Koran's teachings on morality Common misconceptions about the Koran
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part I: Revealing the Word of God: The Book. Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Koran. Chapter 2: From Revelation to Written Book. Chapter 3: Mapping Out the Structure of the Book. Chapter 4: Discovering the Language of the Koran. Chapter 5: Relating the Koran to Abrahamic Revelations. Part II: Searching for the Soul of the Koran. Chapter 6: Interpreting the Koran. Chapter 7: Understanding Interpretations of the Koran Today. Part III: Seeing the Koranic Worldview. Chapter 8: Meeting God, Prophets, and Mankind. Chapter 9: Divining Nature, the Universe, and the Unseen. Chapter 10: Taking the Koranic View of Other Faith Traditions. Part IV: Living the Koran. Chapter 11: Following in the Footsteps of Muhammad. Chapter 12: Putting Meaning into Ritual. Chapter 13: Understanding the Koranic View of Self. Chapter 14: Achieving Koranic Ethics and Morality. Chapter 15: Raising a Family the Koranic Way. Part V: Relating the Koran to the World. Chapter 16: Connecting the Koran to Society. Chapter 17: Purifying Society through Islamic Law. Chapter 18: Struggling for God: Jihad. Chapter 19: Discussing Women in the Koran. Chapter 20: The Koran and Modernity. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Misconceptions about the Koran. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Dig Deeper into the Koran. Appendix A: Glossary of Koranic Terms. Appendix B: Finding Prophets in the Koran. Index.