The Qur'an's overall context of hostility to those who disbelieve in Mohammed's prophecy is downplayed in one forthcoming book, The Koran for Dummies by Sohaid Sultan. Under the heading "Discovering the Basic Messages of the Koran," Sultan lists as Mohammed's basic themes "The unity of God," "Worship and service to God," "Prophets to teach and guide," "Completion of past revelations," "Guidance to a spiritual path," "Movement for social change," "Accountability of deeds." All of which sounds pretty harmless—nothing about making war on unbelievers. (Publishers Weekly, May 10, 2004)
"...provides an introduction to Islam's holy book." (Publishers Weekly, February 9, 2004)
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Want to understand the Koran? This straightforward guide explains what the Koran says, how it says it, and how believers live according to its guidance. From how the Koran was revealed to Mohammad to how the Book relates to todays world, youll see how to put the Islamic faith in perspective.
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Hakuna Matata = There are no problems (Simba in The Lion King).
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Great reading for the "Dummy". However I felt the author was careful to expound on some issues that I would rather not mention here. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the book.Published 3 months ago by Elsa B. Horn
The title "For Dummies" can be misleading. This explains thing so well. Very helpful to those who want to understand how others worship.Published 4 months ago by Linda Bradford
This is an apology for Islam rather than an analytical history. Also many spelling and grammar errors e g confusion over principle and principal and bare and bear. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Howard R. Seccombe
Pleasantly surprised by the organization and details of the content. Valuable to those who wish to understand without bias the Book, the Religion and the people who profess to... Read morePublished 7 months ago by NiceTouch
This could be an excellent book language but transliteration will not cut it. One needs to learn the scrip also. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Peter D. Relyea
First I started reading this book then I started skimming it and have yet to find more than two half sentences from the Koran. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jay
Well written and well researched. Misses the mark on much of how Islam is applied or interpreted in many major Muslim societies. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Susan
The Koran for Dummies is a really nice olive branch for the skeptic, the critic or the hater of Islam, or for anyone who just wants to gain a better understanding of this often... Read morePublished 20 months ago by John D. Lane