- Publisher: Water Life Publishing (2011)
- ISBN-10: 1935577034
- ISBN-13: 978-1935577034
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.9 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Qur'an Dilemma : Former Muslims Analyze Islam's Holiest Book Hardcover – 2011
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In this response, as one of the co-authors of the book, I will provide a point-by-point response to the review comments made by Mr. Foster in an effort to clarify and address any of the points raised.
Before I begin my response, I like to point out that Mr. Foster, was honest to point out that he has not investigated the Arabic sources or researched the topic more extensively. We appreciate Mr. Foster's humility in revealing this. Furthermore, Mr. Foster's comments about his lack of understanding of the Arabic language can serve as the primary reason behind why this English version of the book came to light. It must be made clear that many, as Mr. Foster, who have a genuine interest in learning about the teaching of the Quran, which is the foundational source for all what Islam stands for, and from which other sources draw their authority (i.e., Sunnah, Shari'a Law, etc...), many are faced with the same dilemma since the Arabic language of the Quran is an archaic one and not all Arabic speaking people can comprehend it or interpret it correctly, never the less, those who are non-Arabic speakers.
In light of this, we the authors and TheQuran.com group felt the need for others to be able to access the true teachings of the Quran and other classical Islamic sources without the need to consult with others who may have a biased view or hidden interest in harmonizing such contents. Such goal, we believe is in view based on Mr. Foster's comment that he "learned a lot of history from this book."
Mr. Foster also pointed out that he experienced some confusion regarding some of the contents of our English book.Read more ›
As someone who has little knowledge of Islam or the Qur'an, I found the book to be a bit overwhelming. However, if I had specific questions about the Qur'an, the book is set up in such a way that I would easily be able to find answers. I don't think this book is meant to be read from cover-to-cover for the casual reader; rather, it functions well as a reference book. (I could see it being used as a textbook in a college class, as well.)
I also must comment on the appearance of the book. It is absolutely beautiful! You can see from the picture that the cover is stunning; what you can't see is that the center design is embossed. Inside the book, color is used to draw attention to verses (for example, green signifies abrogation) and helps the reader track with the authors. This is a very attractive book that calls out to be picked up and examined!
Overall, I give The Qur'an Dilemma 5 out of 5 stars.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A most insightful book that reveals detailed research into the early beginnings of Islam and Muhammud's life--much info is given that is not found in other resources. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Netmole
Excellent book on understanding issues with the Quran and is a great work to add to any Biblical collection on other religions.Published 8 months ago by Ernest J Stetz
It's a great source for understanding and the history of the Quran!Published 10 months ago by carlos
Because i live in a muslim country, i cannot import in the book if in print form. But because there are millions that would like to lay their hands on this book in muslim... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tan Poh Seng
This is a great study. An eye opener Into Islam In the Quran.Published 13 months ago by Alexander Tays
According to the product review there was to be a final volume 2 to finish the remaining suras in the Qur'an in 2012, which of course was 2 years ago. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dr. JPB