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Abstract:
A lengthy overview of the Qur'án and its themes for a Bahá'í audience; holy war and fighting; reasons behind Islám's reputation as a war-like religion; theology of Islám vs. Christianity; laws and admonitions; spiritual and social principles; apocalypse.
Notes:
For more on jinn, see On the Meanings of the Terms 'Angels' and 'Jinn' by Abdu'l-Bahá (provisional translation, 2019).

Also available in Dutch translation.


Voyage to the Heart of the Koran:
The Holy Book of Islám for Thinking Minds (By a Non-Muslim)

by David Russell Garcia

2003-10
Contents
    Preface: The Search for Salsabíl                                   1
    Introduction                                                       3
    Chapter 1                                                         12
        Islám and Christianity: Two Different Sides of the Same Coin  12
        Justice Opposite Mercy                                        13
        The Fear of God vs. The Love of God                           26
        God's Will vs. Human Will                                     27
        Bracing for Stern Words From God                              33
    Chapter 2 The Central Messages of the Qur’án                      35
    Chapter 3 War and Fighting                                       103
    Chapter 4 Laws, Commands and Admonitions                         158
    Chapter 5 Some Spiritual and Social Principles                   179
    Chapter 6 Other Interesting  Matters of the Qur’án               194
    Chapter 7 End Times Metaphors                                    278
    Chapter 8 Final Comments                                         335
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