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:
To non-Muslims who want to unravel the mysteries of Islam, this book presents information that Islamic resources rarely disclose–to allow those who seek the truth to comprehend the full picture with all its outlines, colors, and dimensions.
To Muslims who seek genuine choices far from the culture of “indoctrination,” this book opens a world of understanding to them, so that they can decide for themselves their intellectual and spiritual paths.
The Quran Dilemma (Volume One) – available now both in English and in Arabic - covers the first nine suras (chapters) of the Quran. The remaining suras will be covered in Volume Two, due for release in 2011. Articles and commentary found throughout this masterfully executed book – which explain and analyze each sura – are based on authoritative Islamic sources.
This is a scholarly work, and it is not something to be lightly read, but thoughtfully considered. Today it is more crucial than ever for Christians to understand the Muslim faith and reach out to its followers with the truth of the gospel. But that is not done effectively without an understanding of their view of Christianity in light of what they have been taught from the Quran. This is a tool that should be used wisely and with spiritual discernment. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and an understanding of the Bible, this book can make an eternal difference to those who do not know the truth of the gospel. I think God has brought this book to publication "for such a time as this."
About the Author:
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 (http://www.thequran.com/) 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.