ISBN 9781851683543,The Qur'an : A User's Guide

The Qur'an : A User's Guide





Oneworld Publications

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9781851683543

ISBN-10 1851683542

Paper Back

Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

In this guide, Farid Esack explains to the readers the meanings of the texts in the Quran and the importance of it in Islamic tradition.

Summary of the Book

In the Islamic tradition, the Quran is considered the law-maker and the moral code. It is also the word of God, who is said to be speaking to his followers through the sacred text for more than a thousand years. In this guide, Farid Esack helps readers with the Quran and gives you an outline of the main themes surrounding the text. He also provides readers with a clear and in-depth explanation of its cultural and historical context.

About Farid Esack

Farid Esack is a South African Muslim scholar, writer and political activist. He is known for his opposition to apartheid. He was appointed by Nelson Mandela as a gender equity commisioner