bruce b. lawrence

The Qur’an: A Biography

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.