Monday, February 20, 2012

Book Review: Qur'an:The Dilemma


About the Book:

A book of terror or a book of peace? An inspired text or a political agenda? How is one to know the truth about the Qur’an? Where does one even begin? How can an English speaker ever hope to wade through the history, the translations, the sects, and the commentaries to begin making sense of the issues?
During the last decade, interest in Islam and the teachings of the Qur’an has grown globally. In order to allow Westerners to investigate the truth about Islam, this research text was translated from Arabic to give English speaking readers the opportunity to see the Qur’an with clear lenses that are not fogged by propaganda or missionary zeal. This book provides the background of the Qur’an in an objective manner . It also presents the text of the Qur’an with parallel commentary, addressing important issues that Muslim scholars have wrestled with throughout the centuries, shedding light on their attempts to solve them and giving a rounded view of the various schools of thought.
The critical approach in this book is inspired by the courageous tradition of those who have dared to analyze the Qur’an throughout history, while also incorporating the contemporary intellectual productions available in Arabic and foreign sources. The discoveries made through these scholarly critical methods are directed to non-Muslims and Muslims equally.

My Review of the Book:
This is a superb piece of work. A lot of time and care were taken in creating the book and it shows. It was very eye see what the Qur'an actually says and how it is interpreted.  I have several Muslim friends and have been unsure how to witness to them about Christ. This book book book is an excellent scholarly work. This book would be a great book for anyone who like to understand the Islamic religion better. 

The Anthors:

Al Fadi is a former Wahabbi Muslim from Saudi Arabia.  He is the researcher, editor, writer, and translator for numerous ministries, including “Answering Islam” and runs an outreach ministry designed for non-Muslim and Christians. The ministry’s focus is to bring awareness regarding Islam, to build bridges with Muslim seekers, and to open the door to share the gospel with Muslims.
Al is a part of a group of former Muslims and professional Islamic scholars who desire to assist both Muslims and non-Muslims who seek to learn more about The Qur’an, to research it, to critically analyze it, and to better comprehend its teachings without the traditional religious and cultural barriers designed to indoctrinate and encapsulate the minds of many truth seekers.
The team is comprised of former Muslims and passionate Islamic scholars who represent various Arabic and Middle-Eastern cultural backgrounds, educational specialties in the field of Islamic studies, and share the same desire and passion for Muslims. They are represented by Islamic researchers, academic teachers, scholars, writers, editors, and translators who span across multiple continents.
Al 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 on the topics of Islam and the Middle East.
He is the editor of “The Qur’an Dilemma” (Arabic version) – a critical analysis of the Qur’an, and the editor, co-author, contributor, and project manager of “The Qur’an Dilemma” (English version). Al is also a frequent guest on radio and TV throughout America, educating the U.S. on the topic of Islam and The Qur’an.

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At February 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Arlee Bird said...

Since the Iranian revolution back in the late 70s I've been fascinated by the book of islam and the culture. My assessment is that it's all pretty much of a mess. Al Fadi's book sounds like an interesting look at the koran that might provide a little better clarification of the topic.

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