The Origins of the Koran

The Origins of the Koran
Author: Ibn Warraq
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 161592146X
ISBN 13: 9781615921461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of the Koran Book Review:

This volume rejects the notion that Islam's sacred text is error free and cannot be critically evaluated. The study of the Koran must develop and mature. Scholars of Islam are of course familiar with the book's many errors and contradictions, but these inherent flaws have rarely been revealed to a wider public. The Origins of the Koran is an attempt to remedy this deficiency by bringing together classic critical essays which raise key issues surrounding Islam's holy book.Divided into four parts, this important anthology begins with Theodor Nöldeke's first truly scientific study of the Koran. Part Two focuses on the difficulty of establishing a reliable Koranic text, while Part Three examines the Jewish, Christian, and Zoroastrian sources of Muhammad's revelation. Part Four is a consideration of the controversial interpretations of contemporary scholar John Wansbrough, who questions the historical reliability of the earliest Islamic sources.This superb collection, which includes additional selections from Leone Caetani, Arthur Jeffery, David Margoliouth, Andrew Rippin, C.C. Torrey, and more, will prove indispensable to scholars and all those interested in the textual underpinning of one of the fastest growing religions in the world.Ibn Warraq is the highly acclaimed author of Why I Am Not a Muslim and Defending the West. He is also the editor of The Origins of the Koran, What the Koran Really Says, Leaving Islam, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, and Which Koran'.

The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Bruce Lawrence
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2008-03-18
ISBN 10: 1555849288
ISBN 13: 9781555849283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Review:

A “timely and provocative” biography of Islam’s foundational text: “The history of the book is a map of the world we live in today” (Tribune-Review). Few books in history have been as poorly understood as the Qur’an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur’an is the unmediated word of Allah: a ritual, political, and legal authority; an ethical and spiritual guide; and a literary masterpiece that inspires devotion, passion, fear, and sometimes incomprehension. In The Qur’an, historian and Islamic Studies professor Bruce Lawrence shows precisely how the Qur’an is the embodiment of Islam. He describes the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia and explains why the Qur’an is memorized and recited by devout Muslims. Lawrence also discusses the Qur’an’s commentators and doubters and assesses its tremendous influence on today’s societies and politics. Above all, Lawrence emphasizes that the Qur’an is a sacred book of signs that cannot be reduced to a single, obvious message. It is a book that demands interpretation and one that can be properly understood only through its long and storied history. “An important work for those seeking to understand—and defend—Islam.” —Kirkus Reviews

A Concise Guide to the Quran

A Concise Guide to the Quran
Author: Ayman S. Ibrahim
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1493429280
ISBN 13: 9781493429288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise Guide to the Quran Book Review:

What is so unique about Islam's scripture, the Quran? Who wrote it, and when? Can we trust its statements to be from Muhammad? Why was it written in Arabic? Does it command Muslims to fight Christians? These are a few of the thirty questions answered in this clear and concise guide to the history and contents of the Quran. Ayman Ibrahim grew up in the Muslim world and has spent many years teaching various courses on Islam. Using a question-and-answer format, Ibrahim covers critical questions about the most sacred book for Muslims. He examines Muslim and non-Muslim views concerning the Quran, shows how the Quran is used in contemporary expressions of Islam, answers many of the key questions non-Muslims have about the Quran and Islam, and reveals the importance of understanding the Quran for Christian-Muslim and Jewish-Muslim interfaith relations. This introductory guide is written for anyone with little to no knowledge of Islam who wants to learn about Muslims, their beliefs, and their scripture.

Journey Through The Quran

Journey Through The Quran
Author: Sharif H. Banna
Publsiher: Claritas Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1905884095
ISBN 13: 9781905884094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Through The Quran Book Review:

Journey Through the Quran: A textbook style companion that will revolutionise your Quranic studies This new Quran companion will assist you in your study of the words of Allah. Journey Through the Quran, is a modern presentation of all the 114 surahs of the Quran, to make it easy for anyone to become a student of the Quran. This book breaks every surah into sections, mind-maps, themes, key verses and selected vocabulary, so that English speakers can instantly familiarise themselves with the individual chapters of the Quran. Journey Through the Quran is primarily aimed at the English speaking audience, who are used to self-explanatory presentation of information. That is why this unique book is filled with: ■ Diagrams and mind-maps so you can SEE the facts. Ideal for visual learners. ■ Key stories, lessons and messages section: this makes you easily understand the objectives of every chapter and the meaning of Allah’s words. ■ Over 1000 Arabic words translated so that you can start the journey towards learning the language of the Quran itself. ■ Quranic supplications are drawn out from the surahs so you can easily memorise them and implement in your life. Quranic duas are the most powerful way of asking Allah! ■ Key verses section in both Arabic and English, which highlight for you the most important ayat of every surah, so they become instantly recognisable for you. ■ Hardback cover for premium feel in your hands and durability because you will be using this book very often!

IS THE QURAN THE WORD OF GOD

IS THE QURAN THE WORD OF GOD
Author: Edward D. Andrews
Publsiher: Christian Publishing House
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 1945757493
ISBN 13: 9781945757495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IS THE QURAN THE WORD OF GOD Book Review:

IS THE QURAN THE WORD OF GOD? Is Islam the One True Faith? This book covers the worldview, practices, and history of Islam and the Quran. This book is designed as an apologetic evangelistic tool for Christians, as they come across Muslims in their daily lives, as well as to inform them, as a protection again the misleading media. The non-Muslims need to hear these truths about Islam and the Quran so they can have an accurate understanding of the Muslim mindset that leads to their actions. Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Radical Islam has taken the world by storm, and the “fake media” has genuinely misled their audience for the sake of political correctness. This book is not a dogmatic attack on Islam and the Quran but rather an uncovering of the lies and describing of the truths. The reader will be introduced to the most helpful way of viewing the evidence objectively. We will answer the question of whether the Quran is a literary miracle, as well as is there evidence that the Quran is inspired by God, along with is the Quran harmonious and consistent, and is the Quran from God or man? We will also examine Islamic teachings, discuss the need to search for the truth, as well as identify the book of truth. We will look at how Islam views the Bible. Finally, we will take up the subjects of Shariah Law, the rise of radical Islam, Islamic eschatology, and how to effectively witness to Muslims.

The Quran and the Secular Mind

The Quran and the Secular Mind
Author: Shabbir Akhtar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-10-31
ISBN 10: 1134072562
ISBN 13: 9781134072569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quran and the Secular Mind Book Review:

This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy. It also explores how Islam can successfully engage with the challenges posed by secular thinking. The Quran and the Secular Mind will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic philosophy, philosophy of religion, Middle East studies, and political Islam.

Alchemy of the Quran

Alchemy of the Quran
Author: Faramarz Franco Davati
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN 10: 1643501682
ISBN 13: 9781643501680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alchemy of the Quran Book Review:

After Muhammad, his successors, with the help of this One Book, gained confidence and defeated the two superpowers of their time, the Romans and the Persians, despite their inferiority in weaponry and numbers. What is magical about this book that can produce such extraordinary results, in the past and present, no matter who uses it? Is this book really the exact words of God? Did Muhammad write this book? What is the secret of this book that the superpowers are so afraid of? What is the alch

The Essence of the Quran

The Essence of the Quran
Author: Farid Adel
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-12-23
ISBN 10: 1469140683
ISBN 13: 9781469140681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essence of the Quran Book Review:

Born in Kabul 1951, graduated from Habibia High School, attended military service at Qargha military base and completed his service as a second lieutenant. In 1974 came to the USA as a student to study English at the University of Kansas and then transferred to the University of New Mexico and graduated in 1982. In the same year joined the United States military. Then in 1983 was assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base, Later transferred to Alameda Naval Air station near San Francisco. Again in 1986 was transferred to McClellan Air Force Base at Sacramento, during this period received his specialty from the University of Davis, California. Finally in 1999 was transferred to March Air Reserve Base near Riverside California and was retired in 2002. For more information, please visit www.themeaningofquran.com

Epistemology of the Quran

Epistemology of the Quran
Author: M. Ashraf Adeel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 3030175588
ISBN 13: 9783030175580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epistemology of the Quran Book Review:

This book examines all verses of the Quran involving knowledge related concepts. It begins with the argument that an analysis of the Quranic concept of ignorance points to epistemic virtues that can pave our way towards gaining knowledge and/or understanding. It deals with the Quranic concepts of perceptual, rational, and revelatory knowledge as well as understanding and wisdom in the light of recent discussions in Western analytic epistemology. It also argues that the relevant Quranic verses seem to involve concept of an epistemic conscience whose proper exercise can yield knowledge or understanding. While not overlooking the Quranic emphasis on revelation as a source of knowledge, the book draws our attention to a remarkable overlap between some strains of contemporary virtue epistemology and Quranic approach to knowledge. It shows that the Quranic verses suggest a progressive sequence from propositional knowledge to understanding to wisdom.

Muhammad and the Quran

Muhammad and the Quran
Author: Rafiq Zakaria
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3881738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad and the Quran Book Review:

In this era of Middle Eastern turmoil Dr. Zakaria cuts through Western hostilities to present an illuminating study of the Prophet Muhammad's unique life and achievement. The essence of the Quran and the accompanying commentary reveal the depth and humanity of Islamic views on theology, family life, and the other great religions.

UFO s in the Quran

UFO s in the Quran
Author: Abdul Aziz Khan
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2008-12-01
ISBN 10: 160693158X
ISBN 13: 9781606931585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UFO s in the Quran Book Review:

The author examines references to alien visitors and UFOs that are found repeatedly in the Quran and the Hadeeth.

A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran

A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran
Author: E.M. Wherry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 113639253X
ISBN 13: 9781136392535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran Book Review:

This comprehensive set includes thorough examinations of the Qurán in Wherry's essential four volume commentary. There is also an excellent overview of Islam by the well known scholar Edward Sell, The Faith of Islam which examines the history of Islam, the different forms of Islam and religious practice. This set will prove to be an excellent historical resource for anyone interested in western scholarship of Islamic doctrine, and the writings in the Qurán

F il l Al Qur n

F      il  l Al Qur    n
Author: Sayyid Quṭb,M. A. Salahi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132375739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

F il l Al Qur n Book Review:

Sayyid Qutb's tafsir, commentary on the Qur'an.

Understanding the Qur an

Understanding the Qur an
Author: Muhammad Abdel Haleem,M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN 10: 0857730371
ISBN 13: 9780857730374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Qur an Book Review:

The tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur'an. In this important new introduction, Muhammad Haleem examines its recurrent themes - life and eternity, marriage and divorce, peace and war, water and nourishment - and for the first time sets these in the context of the Qur'an's linguistic style. Professor Haleem examines the background to the development of the surahs (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and the construction of the Qur'an itself. He shows that popular conceptions of Islamic attitudes to women, marriage and divorce, war and society, differ radically from the true teachings of the Qur'an.

Understanding the Koran

Understanding the Koran
Author: Mateen Elass
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-08-19
ISBN 10: 0310298601
ISBN 13: 9780310298601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Koran Book Review:

What You Should Know about Islam’s Holy Book How is it like the Bible? How is it different? Why is it important? Muslims believe the Koran exists as a literal book in heaven and was dictated to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. It is only the length of the New Testament, yet a fifth of the world claims it is the complete revelation of God. To most Americans, though, the Koran remains a mystery. Did you know that the Koran teaches the virgin birth and miracle-filled, prophetic ministry of Jesus? Claims to fully embrace his teachings? Reveres Abraham, Moses, Jonah, and other biblical prophets? Find out how the Koran resembles the Bible—and the drastic ways in which it differs. Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating essential grasp of Islam’s holy book: where it came from, what it teaches, how Muslims view it, and how the Allah of the Koran compares with the God of the Bible. Cherished as the final, perfect revelation of God’s will by 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, the Koran has become a part of American life. Today, those who read and memorize it may work in your town, shop where you shop, or send their children to the same school your kids attend. What do you know about the holy book that shapes the lives and eternal destinies of your neighbors and a fifth of the world’s population? While some similarities exist between the Koran and the Bible, the differences are striking. Written by a pastor who was born to a Muslim father and raised in Saudi Arabia, Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating, easy-to-understand overview that will show you: •Why the background behind the Koran is important •How the Koran came into existence •A summary of the main teachings of the Koran, including what it says about Jesus and the crucifixion •Similarities and differences between Muslim and Christian views of God •What the Koran teaches about Jihad and holy war •What the Koran teaches about heaven and hell More than furnishing you with an essential grasp of Islam’s holy book, Understanding the Koran points you to the one thing that can draw your Muslim friends to Jesus—his love, demonstrated to them through you. Discussion questions enable you to use this book in group studies

Quran

Quran
Author: Talal Itani
Publsiher: ClearQuran.com
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-08-17
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quran Book Review:

Perhaps the best Quran English translation. It is clear, easy to read, and very faithful to the Arabic original. It closely follows the Arabic text, and often reminds the reader of the Arabic original. It uses today's English language, and today's English vocabulary, thus it is easy to read and understand. The flow is smooth, the sentence structure is simple, the meaning is clear. This Quran translation has no interpretations, no footnotes, and no explanations. It is a pure translation of the Quran, from Arabic to English, and it does not try to emphasize any school of thought. The text purely and accurately translates the Holy Quran, from Arabic, into contemporary English. It was translated by a Muslim, who saw firsthand the miracles inside the Quran. His native language is Arabic; his everyday language is American English. For 15 years, he studied the Quran. For many years, he translated speech between his mother and his wife. For a living, he develops quality software. This Quran translation is available in two editions. This edition (A) uses the word "Allah" to refer to the Creator. Edition (B) uses the word "God". Quran Sura 91. The Sun. ash-Shams. In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. 1. By the sun and its radiance. 2. And the moon as it follows it. 3. And the day as it reveals it. 4. And the night as it conceals it. 5. And the sky and He who built it. 6. And the earth and He who spread it. 7. And the soul and He who proportioned it. 8. And inspired it with its wickedness and its righteousness. 9. Successful is he who purifies it. 10. Failing is he who corrupts it. 11. Thamood denied in its pride. 12. When it followed its most wicked. 13. The messenger of Allah said to them, "This is the she-camel of Allah, so let her drink." 14. But they called him a liar, and hamstrung her. So their Lord crushed them for their sin, and leveled it. 15. And He does not fear its sequel. The Quran is the last Book from the Creator. It contains guidance, mercy, and healing. The Quran is a blessing, within reach.

The Qur an A Philosophical Guide

The Qur an  A Philosophical Guide
Author: Oliver Leaman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 147421620X
ISBN 13: 9781474216203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an A Philosophical Guide Book Review:

Assuming no prior knowledge, The Qur'an: A Philosophical Guide is an introduction to the Qur'an from a philosophical point of view. Oliver Leaman's guide begins by familiarizing the readers with the core theories and controversies surrounding the text. Covering key theoretical approaches and focusing on its style and language, Leaman introduces the Qur'an as an aesthetic object and as an organization. The book discusses the influence of the Qur'an on culture and covers its numerous interpreters from the modernizers and popularizers to the radicals. He presents a close reading of the Qur'an, carefully and clearly presenting a variety of philosophical interpretation verse-by-verse. Explaining what the philosopher is arguing, relating the argument to a particular verse, and providing the reader with the means to be part of the discussion, this section includes: - Translated extracts from the text - A range of national backgrounds and different cultural and historic contexts spanning the classical and modern period, the Middle East, Europe and North America - Philosophical interpretations ranging from the most Islamophobe to the extreme apologist - A variety of schools of thought and philosophers such as Peripatetic, Illuminationist, and Sufi. Written with clarity and authority and showing the distinct ways a variety of thinkers have sought to understand the text, The Qur'an: A Philosophical Guide introduces readers to the value of interpreting the Qur'an philosophically.

Opening the Qur an

Opening the Qur an
Author: Walter H. Wagner
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2010-07-02
ISBN 10: 0268096546
ISBN 13: 9780268096540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opening the Qur an Book Review:

Opening the Qur'an can be a bewildering experience to non-Muslim, English-speaking readers. Those who expect historical narratives, stories, or essays on morals are perplexed once they pass the beautiful first Surah, often shocked and then bogged down by Surah 2, and even offended by Surah 3’s strictures against nonbelievers. Walter H. Wagner “opens” the Qur’an by offering a comprehensive and extraordinarily readable, step-by-step introduction to the text, making it accessible to students, teachers, clergy, and general readers interested in Islam and Islam’s holy Book. Wagner first places the prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an, and the early Muslim community in their historical, geographical, and theological contexts. This background is a basis for interpreting the Qur'an and understanding its role in later Muslim developments as well as for relationships between Muslims, Jews, and Christians. He then looks in detail at specific passages, moving from cherished devotional texts to increasingly difficult and provocative subjects. The selected bibliography serves as a resource for further reading and study. Woven into the discussion are references to Islamic beliefs and practices. Wagner shows great sensitivity toward the risks and opportunities for non-Muslims who attempt to interpret the Qur'an, and sympathy in the long struggle to build bridges of mutual trust and honest appreciation between Muslims and non-Muslims.

The Interpretation of The Meaning of The Holy Quran Volume 48 Surah Al Qasas verse 1 to 45

The Interpretation of The Meaning of The Holy Quran Volume 48   Surah Al Qasas verse 1 to 45
Author: Nasoha Bin Saabin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interpretation of The Meaning of The Holy Quran Volume 48 Surah Al Qasas verse 1 to 45 Book Review:

I have written many books and articles on various topics but since 2013, I have devoted myself fully in writing the interpretation of the Holy Quran in English and with the grace of Allah, I have completed the whole Quran on 29th October 2020 with 84 books. I believe there is a great need in the whole world for the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran to be written in English. Currently, there is a great misunderstanding about Islam among Muslims and non-Muslims globally. The misunderstanding of the meaning of the Holy Quran among Muslims will lead to the wrong practice of Islam which leads to the wrong actions of Muslims. The wrong actions of Muslims will lead to misunderstandings about Islam among Muslims and non-Muslims. The wrong actions of the Muslims have led to many miseries and wars among Muslims. The wrong actions of Muslims have also led to many wars and clashes between Muslims and non-Muslims. In order to avoid miseries, wars and clashes from taking place between the whole mankind in the whole world, the whole mankind in the whole world need to understand the true teaching of Islam. There is no other way for the whole mankind to understand the true teaching of Islam unless the whole mankind is able to read and understand the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran. The whole mankind is only able to read and understand the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran when it is written in the universal language of the world (English). For this very reason I have written the interpretation of the Holy Quran in English. Prof. Nasoha Bin Saabin

What the Qur an Meant

What the Qur an Meant
Author: Garry Wills
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1101981032
ISBN 13: 9781101981030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What the Qur an Meant Book Review:

America’s leading religious scholar and public intellectual introduces lay readers to the Qur’an with a measured, powerful reading of the ancient text Garry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur’an Meant, Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur’an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur’an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war? There was a time when ordinary Americans did not have to know much about Islam. That is no longer the case. We blundered into the longest war in our history without knowing basic facts about the Islamic civilization with which we were dealing. We are constantly fed false information about Islam—claims that it is essentially a religion of violence, that its sacred book is a handbook for terrorists. There is no way to assess these claims unless we have at least some knowledge of the Qur’an. In this book Wills, as a non-Muslim with an open mind, reads the Qur’an with sympathy but with rigor, trying to discover why other non-Muslims—such as Pope Francis—find it an inspiring book, worthy to guide people down through the centuries. There are many traditions that add to and distort and blunt the actual words of the text. What Wills does resembles the work of art restorers who clean away accumulated layers of dust to find the original meaning. He compares the Qur’an with other sacred books, the Old Testament and the New Testament, to show many parallels between them. There are also parallel difficulties of interpretation, which call for patient exploration—and which offer some thrills of discovery. What the Qur’an Meant is the opening of a conversation on one of the world’s most practiced religions.