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The Fatiha and the Culture of Hate: Interpretation of the 7th verse through the centuries Paperback – Large Print, February 24, 2015
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In al-Fatiha, Muslims pray to Allah that they not follow the paths of "those who have earned Allah's anger" and "those who are misguided." These terms refer to the Jews and Christians, respectively. First, the author lists all the Quran verses that refer to Jews and Christians in these same negative terms. Second, the author goes through the Hadith (traditions of Mohammed) and quotes several hadiths in which Mohammed states that "those who have earned Allah's anger" and "those who are misguided" are the Jews and Christians, respectively.
And third, and this is what makes the book so valuable, is that the author provides the interpretations of the verse by the greatest tafsirs (Quran interpretations) of all time, TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH. Very few of the great Arabic tafsirs are available in English. But the author provides an English translation and/or summary of the Fatiha commentary of 87(!) tafsirs. And the message is overwhelming. Almost every single tafsir attributes the Fatiha verse to the Jews and Christians. And no tafsir directly opposes Mohammed's statement that it refers to the Jews and Christians.
This book does a valuable service in letting non-Muslims and non-Arabic speakers understand the hate behind Islam's most important prayer.