As this is the holy month of Ramadan for those who practice Islam, I thought it would be a good time to spend some time learning more about the religion. For those who know about My 52 Weeks of Worship – in the first 52 weeks, I visited several Muslim worship communities, but I have yet to read the Koran/Qu’ran/Quran/Kor’an, which is something I would like to do. (One of the first things addressed are the many spellings of the book as listed above and why this book chose to go with the spelling: Koran)
In preparation for reading the Koran, I thought I would humble myself and pick up the new My52WOW Book Club Pick: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Koran. It provides an explanation of the Koran, about Islam and its origins and tenets, shares information about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and discusses issues related to Islam in the modern day.
I have read only the introduction and the first two chapters, and already I have learned a great deal and am glad that I picked up the book! I realize, of course, that it is only one book, and one source, but so far so good. I encourage you to read it with me and let me know what you think!