Monday, February 20, 2012

The Qur'an Dilemma Book Review

Wow!! This book is an eye opener! I have read up and studied quite a bit on the Muslims faith and this book, The Qur'an Dilemma, reveals some really great passages that I will be using in the future. Take a look below and see what I found interesting.

The Qur'an is the very foundation of Islam. It is the source of all laws and practices, religious or otherwise, in Islamic countries and societies. The Qur'an itself is divided into 114 chapters, or suras, of different lengths. This first volume of the The Qur'an Dilemma investigates the first nine of these suras. Each sura contains the text of the Qur'an complemented with these well-annotated elements: * Introduction, outlining the major subjects * Critical analysis of key verses, focusing on their historical accounts, scientific information, logic, and literary structure. * Variant readings of certain verses, highlighting how the Arabic text has been read by others in ways that differ from the current common readings. Emphasis is given to the variation in the text itself, especially by those who do not agree with the codification made by 'Uthman's committee * Abrogated verses with analytical comments, explaining how the authority and understanding of such verses are impacted by other verses.

MY REVIEW-First of all let me say, this book is one of the nicest copies of a book I have ever seen. I have a lot of older books that have nice covers, etc. but this one goes above and beyond. A really nice hardbound book!! And that is only touching the outside. This is formatted in an easy to read manner and is actually quite interesting to read through. It may not be everybody's cup of tea but I found it interesting to see what is really in the Qur'an.

Each chapter in the Qur'an is called a Sura. This is all explained in this book and I have to tell you, I couldn't believe some of what is written in there! If you are someone who witnesses to Muslims on a regular basis, I would urge you to get a copy of this book. I have marked areas that I will be using and memorizing for use in the future. Wonderful book with so much information it isn't funny. I can't wait for the second volume to release.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.


quranteaching1989 said...

The person without education is as closed room and with education he finds himself in a room with all its windows open towards outside world. And he has access to all worlds. The Muslims all over the world are willing to get quality education. A research told us that in west a path of getting proper education. They think that our education teaches us fighting, about weapons, etc that are very wrong and this is a plane to rub the Muslims.
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Anonymous said...

THanks for the review. I'm actually currently reading a book about a Muslim and it's very interesting...I've never known much about their religion, so thanks for this review:)

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