The Koran For Dummies
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.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 189 x 234 x 23mm | 526g
- 04 Jun 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
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Grasp the wisdom and power of Islam's sacred Scripture
Want 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.
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Table of contents
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.
"...provides an introduction to Islam s holy book." ( Publishers Weekly , February 9, 2004)
Catholic Herald, 26 November 2004)
"...provides an introduction to Islam's holy book." (Publishers Weekly, February 9, 2004)
About Sohaib Sultan