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Using this book provides context and background that helps students better understand the Qur'an.
I defenitely recommend this book to any non-Arabic (and Arabic-speaking) person who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the main messages of the Quran and Islam.
I wonder if the people that brought the lawsuit against UNC ever actually bothered to read the book.
As a Lutheran pastor, I felt the need to know more about other faiths and their scriptures. It is always daunting to dig into a completely different religion and cultural... Read morePublished 4 months ago by sirsir
It doesn't come with a CD anymore, but with a code to download the audio files from a website. The book is pretty good, extremely enlightening to the meaning of a few verses of the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great introduction to one of the most important holy books in existence. Few books and movements through history, except perhaps Christianity and Buddhism, can rival... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lars Tackmann
I recently started reading the Koran (Qur'an) and felt that I would benefit greatly from some kind of commentary on the text, as well as historical and cultural background. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Emmanuelle Rose
Although this item did not come in a quick amount of time (took over 2 weeks), it was a good buy. The notes in it did not interfere with my reading and it helped a lot!Published 13 months ago by Brittany WIlson
Concise quotations of the Koran. Did not receive the CD of the recitations that was available thru Barnes and Noble.Published 14 months ago by Mary Paulson
This beautiful translation coupled with Michael Sells explanations of each chapter gave me a new found appreciation for the Quran. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
An engaging book that provides a superb, clearly written introduction. Attractively arranged Suras are rendered into eloquent English with concise commentaries that bring out the... Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by Basil
This should be read by anyone with a genuine interest in learning more about the nature of the Quran. It will be especially helpful to anyone who is a recent convert!Published on December 5, 2011 by mesmith759