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Muslims believe the Koran exists as a literal book in heaven and was dictated to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. It is only the length of the New Testament, yet a fifth of the world claims it is the complete revelation of God. To most Americans, though, the Koran remains a mystery.
Did you know that the Koran teaches the virgin birth and miracle-filled, prophetic ministry of Jesus? Claims to fully embrace his teachings? Reveres Abraham, Moses, Jonah, and other biblical prophets?
Find out how the Koran resembles the Bibleand the drastic ways in which it differs. Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating essential grasp of Islams holy book: where it came from, what it teaches, how Muslims view it, and how the Allah of the Koran compares with the God of the Bible.
Cherished as the final, perfect revelation of Gods will by 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, the Koran has become a part of American life. Today, those who read and memorize it may work in your town, shop where you shop, or send their children to the same school your kids attend. What do you know about the holy book that shapes the lives and eternal destinies of your neighbors and a fifth of the worlds population?
While some similarities exist between the Koran and the Bible, the differences are striking. Written by a pastor who was born to a Muslim father and raised in Saudi Arabia, Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating, easy-to-understand overview that will show you:
Why the background behind the Koran is important How the Koran came into existence A summary of the main teachings of the Koran, including what it says about Jesus and the crucifixion Similarities and differences between Muslim and Christian views of God What the Koran teaches about Jihad and holy war What the Koran teaches about heaven and hell
More than furnishing you with an essential grasp of Islams holy book, Understanding the Koran points you to the one thing that can draw your Muslim friends to Jesushis love, demonstrated to them through you. Discussion questions enable you to use this book in group studies
Simple, to the point, and very informative.
Great tool for understanding
The information presented in this book is very respectfully done. It is presented from someone who knows much of the Muslim practices so it is not designed to "slam" Islam,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mark
I worked as a Cristian missionary in a Moslem area for 25yrs. and think it is well written and easily understood.Published 9 months ago by Mary Ann Payne
A quick read, I was engrossed from the first page. I felt better able to understand some of the attitudes Muslims have towards Christianity after reading this.Published 12 months ago by Paul Huntington
As a student of a Bible college, I have briefly went over the beliefs of Islam in my World Analysis class. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tommy
Mateen Elass frames Understanding the Koran, as the title implies, around an exploration of the Muslim Holy Book in a manner that a Christian believer with little or no previous... Read morePublished 15 months ago by A Reader Living In Asia
I enjoyed the book..and of course it has a Christian slant...and if you were not expecting this...then you did not read the title. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John
This was a really great book. It was very helpful in understanding the Qu'ran, which I am reading at this time.Published 17 months ago by Wayne M. Worthley
If a person can manage to pull the many disparate and occasionally perplexing pieces of the Bible together, there is hardly a need for a book for "Understanding the Koran. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Timothy R. Smith