By Muhammad Shaykh Sarwar, Brandon Toropov

ISBN-10: 1592571050

ISBN-13: 9781592571055

An easy, explanatory advisor to Islam's primary textual content. Taking a similar method because the bestselling the total Idiot's Guide(r) to the Bible, this booklet offers a balanced assessment of the Koran, explaining not just the "flow" of the Koran, but additionally what it has to assert approximately Allah and humanity, advantage, justice, existence on the earth, the afterlife, ladies, love, unbelievers, religion, and culture.

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Chapter Twenty-One Questions (and Answers) About Muhammad is, from this point of view, the receiver of the final divine revelation to mankind. T h e religion that accompanies that revelation, however, shouldn't be confused as originating as a result of the thoughts and actions of a single man. It is eternal, and it commences with the Creation. Furthermore, Muslims do not worship Muhammad. Allah is the only object of worship within Islam. 4. Who Are the M u h a m m a d is regarded by a s the final not as a d i v i n i t y himself.

Indeed, the Koran forbids forced conversion. " The W o r d There is no compulsion in religion. C e r t a i n l y , right h a s b e c o m e c l e a r l y distinct from w r o n g . W h o e v e r rejects the d e v i l a n d b e l i e v e s i n G o d h a s firmly t a k e n h o l d of a strong h a n d l e that n e v e r b r e a k s , G o d i s Allhearing a n d k n o w i n g , ( 2 : 2 5 6 ) An Arab Misconception #2: T h e majority of Muslims are Arab, and Islam is an essentially Arab religion. Among many Westerners, the terms "Muslim" and "Arab" are used interchangeably.

T h e truth is a good deal more a good deal more interesting. Let's start at the beginning with the Koran itself. T h e Koran has the following to say about attire for women: (Muhammad), tell the believing woman to cast down their eyes, guard their chastity, and not to show off their beauty except what is permitted by the law. Let them cover their breasts with their veils. They must not show off their beauty to anyone other than their husbands, father, father-in-laws, sons, step-sons, brothers, sons of brothers and sisters, women of their kind, their slaves, immature male servants, or immature boys.

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