The Qur’an

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The Qur’an: A Biography, the first in a series of TEN BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (GroveAtlantic:2007)

Few books in history have been as poorly understood as the Qur’an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur’an is the unmediated word of Allah: a ritual, political, and legal authority; an ethical and spiritual guide; and a literary masterpiece that inspires devotion, passion, fear, and sometimes incomprehension.

This book has been translated into over 18 languages, including Japanese, Greek, Spanish, German, Turkish and most recently Bengali.

Click to read review from Publisher’s Weekly

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