The Qur’an – Basic Teachings


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Author: T. B. Irving, Khurshid Ahmad, Muhammad Manazir Ahsan
Publisher: Islamic Foundation
Year: 1979
Pages: 278
Printed: UK
ISBN: 0-86037-021-6
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 313gr.
Description from the publisher: Whatever the direct
and indirect influences of the Qur’an on Europe and America in
the past – and they have been legion – it is distressing that
today the minds and hearts of the great majority of people in the
West have very little direct rapport with the Qur’an. In an age
wherein the spiritual poverty of man is becoming more and more
pronounced and his moral cravings are seeking new avenues of
expression, contact between the Qur’an and the soul of the ordinary man and woman in the West is minimal – they are hardly
even conscious of their own historical debt to the Qur’an,
What lies at the root of this estrangement? Prejudice against
Islam and its basic book is one factor. The dismal eras of the
Crusades and of colonialism brought ignorance and prejudice in
their wake and the people in the West are still living under their
ominous shadows. The barrier they set up can be removed only by
a more open-minded approach to the Qur’an and by giving people
easier access to it. For a number of historical reasons, contact
between the West and the world of Islam is increasing. This may
prove a turning point in their history if their future relationship
grows on a foundation of knowledge and sympathetic understanding.
In this milieu bias and ignorance deserve to be seen
more as a challenge to be overcome than as obstacles to be
helplessly lamented.

Weight .315 kg