This new bilingual edition, approved by Al-Azhar University, the chief center of Islamic and Arabic learning in the world, offers a comprehensive and accurate rendering of the Qur'an into modern English. The clear, rigorous translation, one of the only English translations available by a native Arabic speaker, is laid out here in dual column format directly opposing the Arabic text to allow the reader to make careful verse by verse comparisons.
• approved by Al-Azhar University, Cairo
• easy-to-read translation into modern English
• index of surahs (chapters)
• English and Arabic headers
• verse numbers within text in English and Arabic
• explanatory footnotes in English
In this book, Dr Patrick Sookhdeo has provided a comprehensive introduction to Islamic theology. He looks first at how the core texts of Islam were used to develop Shari‘ah, the detailed system of law that governs the lives of Muslims. He then considers the core beliefs of Islam, which make up the Muslim creed that unites the worldwide Islamic community.
Dr Sookhdeo focuses throughout on how Muslims have understood their religion through history and how they practise it today. He also highlights some of the key differences between Islam and Christianity, especially regarding the Trinity and the person of Christ.
This one-stop guide to what Muslims believe will be invaluable to students, researchers and academics in this fascinating field. But it will also be useful to Christians seeking a working knowledge of Islam to enable them to share Christ effectively with their Muslim neighbours
The Koran: It may be the most controversial book in the world. Some see it as a paean to peace, others call it a violent mandate for worldwide Islamic supremacy.
How can one book lead to such dramatically different conclusions? New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer reveals the truth in The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran: not many Westerners know what's in the Koran, since so few have actually read it -- even among the legions of politicians, diplomats, analysts, and editorial writers who vehemently insist that the Koran preaches tolerance.
Now, Spencer unveils the mysteries lying behind this powerful book, guiding readers through the controversies surrounding the Koran's origins and its most contentious passages. Stripping out the obsolete debates, Spencer focuses on the Koran's decrees toward Jews, Christians, and other Infidels, explaining how they were viewed in Muhammad's time, what they've supposedly done wrong, and most important, what the Koran has in store for them.