With the current turmoil in the Middle East, there is a growing interest about Islamthe 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 messageThe Korans place in history and in Islamic spiritual lifeExplanations of its language, structure, and narrative styleHow to live by the Korans teachingsThe Korans role in key global issues, such as Jihad vs. terrorismDifferent interpretations of the KoranNo 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 lawHow Islam relates to Judaism and ChristianityThe Korans view of God, prophets, mankind, and the selfHow its teachings are lived and recited every day by devout MuslimsCommon misconceptions of the KoranHow to raise a family the Koranic wayComplete 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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