Synopses & Reviews
Taking the same approach as "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible", Sheik Sarwar presents an overview of The Koran written with the knowlege of a scholar who not only understands but also regularly teaches it. Presented thematically, the book 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 provides readers with a succinct, unbiased overview suitable for anyone who wants to better understand this document: the cornerstone of Islam.
Recently updated, this handbook offers an accessible guide to one of the world's major religions and its place in history and current events.
Taking the same approach as the bestselling The Complete Idiot's Guide™ to the Bible, this book presents a balanced overview of the Koran, explaining not only 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.
About the Author
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.