"A superb guide ... intelligently illuminates each thematically arranged passage and concisely summarizes centuries of Islamic interpretive wisdom." -- Scott C. Alexander, PhD, associate professor of Islam and director of Catholic-Muslim Studies, Catholic Theological Union
"Lays before us ... the insights and beauty of one of the world's great sacred texts. A valuable book for any reader who honestly wants to understand the Qur'an and what it teaches." -- Michael Wolfe, author of The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca
"Takes complex, wide-ranging aspects of Islam and makes them clear and accessible for the non-Muslim and Muslim alike. Comes alive with thoughtfully presented insights and reflections. Whether you have a passing interest in Islam, or have serious questions about this community of faith, you will want to consult [this book]." -- Rev. Steven Blackburn, PhD, Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
About the Author
Sohaib N. Sultan is the author of The Koran for Dummies.
In 2005, he was appointed as the first-ever Muslim chaplain at Yale University, and now serves as a Muslim chaplain at Trinity College and Wesleyan University. He is a freelance journalist and public speaker.
Jane I. Smith is professor of Islamic studies and co-director of the Macdonald Center for Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. She is co-editor of The Muslim World, a journal dedicated to the study of Islam, and editor of the Islam section of The Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872-1953) was a highly respected scholar of Islam from India who also studied in England. As a child, he memorized the entire Qur'an and was an ardent student of early Qur'anic commentaries. He had the distinct honor of serving as vice chancellor of Islamia College in Lahore, Pakistan.