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The Koran Is Universally Accepted By Muslims To Be The Infallible Word Of God As First Revealed To The Prophet Muhammad By The Angel Gabriel Nearly Fourteen Hundred Years Ago Its Chapters, Or Surahs, Recount The Narratives Central To Muslim Belief, And Together They Form One Of The World S Most Influential Prophetic Works And A Literary Masterpiece In Its Own Right But Above All, The Koran Provides The Rules Of Conduct That Remain Fundamental To The Muslim Faith Today Prayer, Fasting, Pilgrimage To Mecca And Absolute Faith In GodFor Than Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World With Than , Titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global Bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust The Series To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Date Translations By Award Winning Translators

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    Have other people noticed that the Qur an is listed here as being by Allah, whereas the Bible is by Anonymous If I were a Christian, I think that would leave me feeling just a little annoyed._________________________________________Since I posted this review, the entry has been changed, and the Qur an is now also listed as being by Anonymous Well, whoever did that is a braver man or woman than I am I admire your chutzpah So to speak._________________________________________And now it s Allah again My impression is that the Muslims and the Infidels are pretty evenly matched here Looks like it ll be a close game._________________________________________Mere days later, and now we re back to Anonymous I m particularly impressed by the good sportsmanship both sides are displaying Who says a religious war can t be carried out in a civilized and courteous manner _________________________________________In a surprise move, the author has now been changed yet again to ALLAH the creator As believed in Islam Match that if you can, Infidels _________________________________________ Anonymous once , but to be honest it seems rather unimaginative Come on, Infidels, you can come up with something better than this, can t you What would Dawkins do _________________________________________Back to Allah again I clicked on His page and was immediately confronted with some interesting options I could become a fan I was surprised to see that Allah didn t have any fans Evidently I d been misinformed I was also asked if He had a blog, and on reading further discovered thatAs a librarian, you can create a blog for this author even if they re not on Goodreads by adding the feed URL Atom or RSS of a blog they keep elsewhere This will make summaries of their blog posts available here.Unfortunately, I don t know of any blog kept by Allah, but if I discover one I ll make sure I use this feature.Oh, and by the way He doesn t have any upcoming events either Is this correct, or merely a reflection of the fact that He exists outside of space and time _________________________________________Ho hum Anonymous is back He she has written a whole lot books than Allah, but also lacks fans Well, that s one thing they have in common_________________________________________Flash update the author has now been changed to God This boldly ecumenical move impresses me God, I learn from His Homepage, is the author not only of the Quran but also of The Gospels of Jesus KJV with Search Every Verse Navigation, Optimized for E Readers, where He is credited as the author and King James as the translator He has not written any other books Well, I ve never pretended to understand theology, but I recognize new thinking when I see it I hope someone competent than I am is already preparing an exegesis.The page ends with the following rather intriguing prayer Is this you Let us know If not, help out and invite God to Goodreads._________________________________________I m disappointed to say that we ve now got Anonymous again Whoever did that should be ashamed of themselves God was inspired, this is just dull.What other possible candidates could there be Muhammad PBUH The Angel Gabriel Abu Bakr Muhammad PBUH , Bakr, Uthman and Hafsa We need some fresh ideas here._________________________________________After several months of inactivity, we have another change, but it was worth waiting for All h God Almighty Brilliant Isn t that circumflex just to die for _________________________________________The Infidels, with their characteristic rapier wit, have changed the author back to Anonymous Sorry, but I am not impressed And don t give me that Goodreads Policy crap Plenty of holy books are not listed as being by Anonymous, for example The Book of Mormon and The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.I look forward to seeing the Muslims next move I think they have the initiative._________________________________________The Muslims score again with ALLAH all caps , who has also written Study the Noble Qur an Word for Word Volume 2 and Study the Noble Qur an Word for Word Volume 3 Mysteriously, there is no Volume 1 ALLAH has three quotes, of which the first is There is no god but ALLAH and Mohammad is his prophet.Now that s class Okay, Infidels, let s see if you can change the author to something that s not yet another Anonymous I dare you I double dare you._________________________________________Boo A few days later, and Anonymous is back Honestly, it s enough to make you want to convert to Islam._________________________________________Allah has returned again, but in a confusingly different form This time, I found He was only the author of the Qur an and had two fans, Nabila and Tarek I decided that it was prudent to become a fan as well I checked to see which authors were like Allah, and was startled to see that the list included Alexandre Dumas and Italo Calvino I m sure it s greatly to their credit._________________________________________That didn t last long Notgettingenough, whose opinions I greatly respect, felt that it was inappropriate for me to be a fan of Allah On reconsideration, I agree with her I have cancelled my brief fanship and hope that both parties will understand it was an honest mistake._________________________________________The Infidels only have one idea, and here it is again Sigh_________________________________________The Muslims are back, and score another fine goal with That s Allah in Arabic script for all you people who can t be bothered to check it on Google Translate Contrary to what certain skeptics may say, religious belief appears to give you imagination Go Islam _________________________________________Without waiting for the Infidels to reply, the Muslims score again with The person responsible has even created a cool avatar for His homepage Nice work Admit it, Infidels you have been comprehensively outplayed here The classiest thing to do would be to have some suitable representative come forward and formally concede That might at least win you back some respect._________________________________________The Infidels refuse to admit defeat, and come back for the ninth time I counted with the single move they know how to make Though, confusingly, the title of the book is now given only in Arabic script If it s an attempt at a compromise solution, I very much doubt that the Muslims will buy it Watch this space._________________________________________I presume that the Infidels peace overture was scornfully rejected They have retaliated by changing the title to Roman script only, even removing the apostrophe Cheeky This flagrantly provocative gesture will surely not go unpunished._________________________________________After 40 days of inactivity significant or what the Muslims strike back with another Allah I suspect that the move is deeper than it looks, since His new homepage contains a long quote in Arabic referring to several passages in the Qur an Maybe someone better acquainted with these matters can explain it to the rest of us _________________________________________A little than a day later, it s Anonymous again I think the Infidels have a home side advantage here, which makes me admire the brave and resourceful Muslim hackers all the Come on Islam You can beat those security measures _________________________________________ Allah has returned, and this time after only 21 days away It looks like the Muslims have recovered from their unexpected loss of form Now, the question is how long they can keep possession Both sides are demonstrating extraordinary tenacity in this long drawn out conflict Quite inspiring to all us wishy washy agnostics sitting on the sidelines_________________________________________The pattern from last time repeats Allah lasts less than a day, and is quickly set back to Anonymous.It s no good making excuses any The romantic in me wants the exciting, creative Muslims to win, but the facts are than obvious however they ve managed it, the grimly humorless Infidels have taken their game to a new level Over the last couple of months, they ve been in charge 95% of the time.Muslims, you need to figure out what the Infidels are doing and stop them It s as simple as that _________________________________________I was about to despair, but Allah is back Though I am surprised to see that He still only has two fans, the ever faithful Nabila and Tarek Truly, their reward will be great.I do wonder what thoughts have on this vital question Which way could the different options push sales in the Muslim world I imagine they have top analysts crunching the numbers as I write._________________________________________Incredible but true the Infidels have finally come up with a new idea The author of the Qur an is now given as A.Who is A, I hear you ask I haven t the slightest notion The one slim lead we re given is that A has also co authored Jamba Juice Power with Kirk Perron possibly a minor prophet, but, to be honest, I m clutching at straws here.I don t dare predict what might happen next Stay tuned._________________________________________ A lasted mere hours, and now it s Allah again For people who haven t yet looked at His Homepage, there is some interesting theological information gender malegenre Religioninfluences Almighty Yahweh, Jesus ChristOh, and He has now acquired a third fan, Esraa.MJ claims to have tracked down the hackers Kyle, Fil and Zain if you are indeed the people responsible , please take a bow _________________________________________An hour after the post above, Abbey and Amritorupa swear that the author was briefly changed to A Nonny Mouse but it only lasted a few minutes before reverting to Allah I have never seen so much activity Has a fatwa been issued Are hoping to boost sales of the new Q indle _________________________________________And another hour later, it s Anonymous Whatever is going on Is it the end of the world I have consulted the Book of Revelation, but all I can find is 22 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book for the time is at hand.I suppose that may be a warning against blocking changes to authorship attributions on Goodreads, but I m not at all sure._________________________________________Yesterday, I started reading Richard Burton s translation of the Arabian Nights, and this morning I see that Allah has returned I must quote Burton s wonderful opening lines PRAISE BE TO ALLAH THE BENEFICENT KING THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE LORD OF THE THREE WORLDS WHO SET UP THE FIRMAMENT WITHOUT PILLARS IN ITS STEAD AND WHO STRETCHED OUT THE EARTH EVEN AS A BED AND GRACE, AND PRAYER BLESSING BE UPON OUR LORD MOHAMMED LORD OF APOSTOLIC MEN AND UPON HIS FAMILY AND COMPANION TRAIN PRAYER AND BLESSINGS ENDURING AND GRACE WHICH UNTO THE DAY OF DOOM SHALL REMAIN AMEN O THOU OF THE THREE WORLDS SOVEREIGN I was a bit puzzled by the bed, but after a couple of chapters realized that it must be a carpet bed , presumably some kind of Middle Eastern futon Just in case you were also wondering._________________________________________The Muslims are having a good week, and Allah the most merciful, the most magnificent is now in correct Arabic script again If you cut and paste into Google Translate and click on the loudspeaker icon, you can even hear how it s pronounced._________________________________________There is no Majesty and there is no Might save in Allah the Glorious, the Great I understand from Richard Burton that this is the polite Islamic equivalent of our own Jesus H Christ We re back to Anonymous Come on Infidels, you re boring us all to death But I just know you can do better Raise your game and make your fellow atheists proud of their lack of belief _________________________________________Allah has returned to Goodreads, and has yet again reorganized His homepage The opening at any rate looks familiar But a little further down, I found this I m sorry, it s responsibility than I can handle Someone else will have to take care of it._________________________________________And the new author is A a a nonymous Don t know why, but I just can t stop yawning today Must have stayed up too late or something._________________________________________Looking at the Librarian Edits Page is almost scary While I was asleep, the author was first changed to by Wafa, and then to Allah by Anwaar All in all, there are 87 pages of edits.I hope someone is archiving this priceless cultural document, which surely contains enough material for at least two doctoral dissertations_________________________________________An hour later, it s briefly flipped back to Anonymous before changing yet again to aka Allah , and we re now up to 89 pages of edits.I see it s going to be Another Of Those Days I should have guessed as much when I saw on Yahoo News that a two headed calf had been born, a rain of frogs had occurred, and Lady Gaga had been photographed wearing a sensible outfit with flat shoes_________________________________________It s all I can do to keep up Since it ll probably change even before I ve finished posting, here s a screenshot I saved from the current version of Allah s Homepage _________________________________________Back to Anonymous Though now I don t know who to root for, since it appears that some Infidels have started ironically supporting Allah I wish theology was less confusing._________________________________________Allah has returned once I immediately click to His new Homepage, and find a book ad with the title Earth Is In Dire Trouble.Just a coincidence, I suppose._________________________________________Alhamdulillah one of the many useful expressions I have learned from Richard Burton The Infidels once again change the author to Anonymous, but Islam s ever vigilant cyberwarriors immediately change it back, even using Allah Almighty to show that they, at least, possess imagination and a sense of fun.I apologize to my atheist friends for my obvious partiality, mais c est plus fort que moi._________________________________________ after taking a break from my reporting duties ALLAH ALL CAPS IS BACK GABRIEL AND MUHAMMAD PBUH ARE ALSO CREDITED TAKE THAT, INFIDELS _________________________________________Anonymous returns, but with an interesting new twist he He is now credited as Speaker In other words, the Qur an was dictated, not by Allah, but by someone else.I do not pretend to understand these theological subtleties at any but the most superficial level All the same, I feel I should remind the person who made the change that this seems uncomfortably close to the idea which got Mr Rushdie into so much trouble a few years ago._________________________________________I just stumbled across the Uncyclopedia entry for Anonymous At risk of repeating myself, it is entirely inappropriate that this person should be credited with the authorship of the Qur an.

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    This book was one of the most amazing books that I have ever read It changed my whole perspective on the muslim people.I had a very positive view of the Muslim people and their beliefs after reading this.

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    what I learned from this book is that Islam is NOT what they say it is in the media and that it is also not what the radicals claim it is The Qur an is the perfect companion to our own Holy Bible.

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    who am I to say my opinion about this Miracle

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    Before you read on, it is important that you read and understand this THIS REVIEW IS WRITTEN BY AN ATHEIST I DO NOT SUGAR COAT NOR DO I WRAP MY OPINIONS IN COTTON TO PROTECT THE DELICATE AND OR EASILY OFFENDED RELIGIOUS READER IF YOU FOLLOW THE ISLAMIC FAITH AND GET OFFENDED WHEN YOUR HOLY BOOK AND RELIGION RECEIVES CRITICISM READ NO FURTHER YOU WILL NOT LIKE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE QURAN CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ FURTHER THEN YOU WANT TO BE OFFENDED STOP HERE DON T SAY I DID NOT WARN YOU ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THIS REVIEW.Why the above disclaimer I am extremely fed up with all the people who come here and do nothing but whine and complain about my review All you do is showing us your lack of education, intelligence and respect Your comments clearly shows the world that you have actually read nothing at all not the review in question, nor have you actually read and understood the content of the Quran, a book you profess to call sacred All you do is read half a sentence, see the 1 star rating and then you start complaining, instead of continue reading with an attempt of neutral eyes God forbid pun intended that you even start reading the comments that this review already has gotten before you start jotting down what has been written down before.From this moment on users who post comments that show disrespect and the above mentioned ignorance will be instantly blocked Only people that show respect and a minimum of half a brain will be allowed to discuss Not happy Go write your own review instead of whining about my opinion of a book I have read view spoiler Start of original review below this point I ve studied religion, and as part of my studies the Qu ran was one of the Holy Books that I ve encountered as with Judaism, Christianity and other faiths Volumes can be written about this book, but now I just want to ask only one question about this particular work of literature fiction How can a book that 1 legitimise violence against women, 2 murder and persecute infidels people of different faith, and3 encourage sex with children ever get a 4.32 rating on GoodReads at the time of the review Ok, technically that s four questions, but you get my drift End of original review EDIT 12 12 2012 I have received a lot of personal attacks and insults which have been both flagged and reported to GoodReads because of my above claim, by people who obviously feel that they need to protect their faith I refuse to keep answering them, I ve grown fed up with it especially because of their insulting and unfounded remarks However, I know that I am not telling tales or being unprecise or untrue or even prejudiced in my claims I am not islamaphobe as some claim I despise all organised religion that condones abuse and bigotry in any form, including the faith that I have been raised with Christianity After some research I have found the actual text in the Quran that proves that it does encourage sex with prepubescent girls a.ka girls who have not menstruated yet Please find below the actual Arabic text, it s transliteration and it s translation Again, I do not read speak Arabic, but I trust my sources to be Talaq 65 4 Transliteration Waalla ee ya isna mina almaheedi min nisa ikum ini irtabtum faAAiddatuhunna thalathatu ashhurin waalla ee lam yahidna waolatu al ahmali ajaluhunna an yadaAAna hamlahunna waman yattaqi Allaha yajAAal lahu min amrihi yusran Enlish translation one of many If you have any doubt concerning those women of yours who have finished with menstruation, then their count is three months as it is with the ones who are still not menstruating my emphasis With those who are pregnant, their term will be whenever they give birth God makes His matter easy for anyone who heeds Him English translation by T.B.Irving T.B Irving was an American Muslim author, professor, and scholar, who produced the first American English translation of the Quran Language sources quote Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi clearly he could not say this any clearer than I Here, one should bear in mind the fact that according to the explanations given in the Quran the question of the waiting period arises in respect of the women with whom marriage may have been consummated, for there is no waiting period in case divorce is pronounced before the consummation of marriage Therefore, making mention of the waiting period for the girls who have not yet menstruated my emphasis , clearly proves that it is not only permissible to give away the girl in marriage at this age but it is also permissible for the husband to consummate marriage with her Now, obviously no Muslim has the right to forbid a thing which the Quran has held as permissible Source will refrain from commenting further and let the above speak for itself and encourage everyone who has read this book to re read it again and write your own review Hateful, disrespectful and harassing comments will be flagged, reported, deleted and the user who is posting said comments will get blocked EDIT 20 02 2013For those of you who might still doubt the validity of the claim that Islam condones paedophilia and worships a paedophile, I would like to draw your attention to the second most important book in Islam after the Quran The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih Al Bukhari Arabic English In particular I would like to draw your attention to Sahih Bukhari 5.236 and then he married Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old For those who are still in denial and claim that Aisha entered an early puberty clearly the below passages clearly state that she was NOT Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 151 Narrated Aisha I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me When Allah s Apostle used to enter my dwelling place they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty Fateh al Bari page 143, Vol.13 Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3311 A isha Allah be pleased with her reported that Allah s Apostle may peace be upon him married her when she was seven years old, and he was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her and when he the Holy Prophet died she was eighteen years old.Don t have a copy of Sahih Bukhari at hand Not to worry, I have links to the remarkable passages here about the illusion of Islam being a religion of peace Then I encourage you to watch this enlightening documentary 47 4 Translation So when you meet those who disbelieve in battle , strike their necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either confer favor afterwards or ransom them until the war lays down its burdens That is the command And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them Himself , but He ordered armed struggle to test some of you by means of others And those who are killed in the cause of Allah never will He waste their deeds sarcasm Of course, these words show nothing BUT tolerance, peacefulness and about finding mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence with people who are ideologically, politically and socially in opposition to sarcasm While you are at it, check out this thought provokingarticle hide spoiler

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    A book for life, a book for the next life, a book for all eternity, unspoken by man, engulfed by humanity but indiscribable of any earthly tongue I cannot let you understand it, but i can invite you to feel it

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    My Noble Qur an is Arabic with Meanings translated to Portuguese Br.Amazing interesting and free of misteries.Islam goes straight to the point, based on science and logic Bi sm All h ar ra m n ar ra m in the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

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    I won t rate it, because it s a holy book, and since when can you judge a holy book Plus, I m Jewish, it s not my place to judge the Qur an.I found it interesting to see all the things we, Jews and Muslims, have in common It helped me understood way better what I was reading.Once and for all if you seriously think being Muslim is about hating people, then it means you haven t read the Qur an or that you re not even trying to understand what being Muslim truly means.

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    It s the Koran Even if, like me, you are not religious you should still read the Koran since it is such a big part of this world If for no other reason than to have some sort of understanding into what everyone is talking about and fighting over and if you are religious, if you are Christian or Muslim you HAVE to read this so that no one else can tell you what it says if you rely on others they can mislead you, whether purposely or not, down the wrong path to understand the true message of this collection of stories.

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    I found this a lot easier to read then the bible It s also a lot shorter.Anyone concerned with the state of modern Islam should read this inspiring text As wityh the bible there are parts that are clearly outdated and even offensive One must really imagine life a very long time ago, before there there was computers and silly puddy.