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The complete idiot's guide to the Koran
Sarwar, Muhammad, Shaikh.
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Indianapolis, Ind. : Alpha Books, [2003]

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xxii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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BP130 .S27 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Taking the same approach as the best-selling The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible (now in its 2nd edition-0028643828), Sheik Sarwar presents a balanced overview of The Koran written with the knowledge of a scholar who not only understands but also regularly teaches it. Presented thematically, the author not only explains the "flow" of The Koran, but also what it has to say about Allah and humanity, virtue, justice, life on earth, the afterlife, women, love, unbelievers, faith, and tradition.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Koran also explains how and why Muslims study The Koran in the original Arabic. With background on Muhammad and The Koran's historical influence, this book gives readers a succinct, unbiased overview suitable for anyone who wants to better understand this fascinating document- the cornerstone of Islam.

Author Notes

Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar published The Holy Qur'an: The Arabic Text and English Translation in 1981. He is affiliated with the Islamic Institute of New York, where he teaches and is a specialist in Islamic theology and philosophy.

Brandon Toropov is a Boston-based writer who has written a variety of non-fiction titles including The I Ching for Beginners and The Art and Skill of Dealing with People. He has appeared on more than 100 local and national broadcast programs. He is the author of several Complete Idiot's Guides on religious topics.