Approaching the Qu'ran
This new edition from Quaker Michael Sells offers, important new translations of Quranic suras, details of the controversy over teaching about Islam and the Quran in American Universities, an introduction to the Quran, commentaries on the suras, a glossary, discussion of the sound nature and gender aspects of the Arabic text. these are translations of the suras, associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Complex and powerful, most appear at the end of the Qur'an's written text and are commonly reached only by the most resolute reader of existing English translations. Containing the Qur'an's prophetic and revelatory passages, the suras offer a vision of a meaningful and just lif.