The Quran: A Biography (A Book that Shook the World)

The Quran: A Biography (A Book that Shook the World)

Bruce Lawrence


Few books in historical past are as poorly learn or understood because the Qur'an. despatched down in a chain of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, it really is looked via the trustworthy because the unmediated note of Allah. it's respected by means of Muslims in the course of the international, it evokes extraordinary degrees of devotion, ardour, worry and, occasionally, incomprehension. during this publication, the prestigious student Bruce Lawrence indicates accurately why the Qur'an is Islam. He describes the origins of the religion in seventh-century Arabia and appears at why the Qur'an should be either memorized and recited by way of its fans. Lawrence additionally discusses the book's many doubters and commentators and assesses its very important impression in societies and politics this present day. primarily, Lawrence emphasizes that the Qur'an calls for interpretation, and will in simple terms be adequately understood via its history.In those more and more occasions, The Qur'an: A Biography is a superbly written and authoritative account of 1 of the world's most renowned, and so much misunderstood, books.

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