THE QUR'AN DILEMMA
COMPELLING BOOK SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON THE QUR'AN
Radical Islam, Sharia Law, Jihad are all common themes often raised and discussed whenever Islam is at the forefront of current events in the U.S. However, all of these labels share the same foundation: The Qur'an.
How is one to know the truth about The Qur'an - the most controversial holy book in the world today, especially post-9/11? Now, the average person who wants to understand the controversies and myths surrounding The Qur'an will be able to know the truth by studying The Qur'an Dilemma - a critical analysis unlike any other. The top editor of this 10-year-long research project, Al Fadi, is available for interviews to analyze and discuss this comprehensive new guide on the teachings of Islam.
This extensively researched commentary examines Islam's holiest book, challenging serious readers to ponder its true origin and purposes as they increase their knowledge of Islam and its teachings.
- Is The Qur'an a book of peace or a blueprint for terror?
- Is Islam's holy book an inspired message from God or a political agenda?
- How is the role of a woman actually defined in The Qur'an?
- Does The Qur'an really advocate tolerance for people of other faiths?
This first volume investigates the first nine chapters of The Qur'an. Each chapter contains the text of The Qur'an complemented with these well-annotated elements:
- Introduction, which outlines major subjects and key political, historical, social, or controversial issues;
- Critical analysis of key verses, which focuses on relevant historical accounts, linguistical errors, scientific information, and literary structure, coherence, and cogency;
- Variant readings of certain verses, which highlight differences in syntax, word choice, and meaning among current common readings of the Arabic text, emphasizing those variations that differ from the codification made by the 'Uthman committee; and
- Abrogated verses with analytical comments, which explain the ramifications of such nullified verses on their subsequent authority and understanding.
This volume also contains nine articles to provide readers with the necessary background and context concerning key topics and issues of The Qur'an, including "Compilation of The Qur'an," "Women in The Qur'an," and "The Qur'an and People of Other Faiths." The last section of this book contains a comprehensive collection of resources and references, included selected readings, a "Who's Who" section, a glossary of definitions, timeline and maps, index and endnotes (the complete documentation of the Arabic and non-Arabic sources used in the research for this book).
Though The Qur'an Dilemma uses Islamic classical references to satisfy the scholar, this commentary is written in a fluid language that will interest, inform, and enlighten the average reader.
ABOUT THE EDITOR: Al Fadi is a scholar and expert on Islam, and a leading Middle East analyst. He has a Masters in Biblical Communications, Engineering, and is a teacher of Islam. He is also the Director of The Qur'an Project Group and a guest speaker for national churches and mission conferences' events on the topic of Islam. He has been on numerous Arabic satellite TV shows and is a frequent guest on radio and TV throughout America, educating the U.S. on the topic of Islam and The Qur'an.