Interpreting the Quran more carefully

There are many verses in the Quran which, at face value, seem quite hostile to Jews and Christians, sometimes violently so. However, if I have learnt anything from my interactions with Muslims it is that we need to interpret the Quran more carefully. And that means contextually. Problem is, the Quran itself provides no narrative … Continue reading Interpreting the Quran more carefully

Is the Quran more like the Old Testament or New Testament?

Reading through the Quran as I was finding the author sounded a lot more like the Old Testament prophets than Jesus or the apostles. So I asked some Muslims if they had shared a similar experience, after reading both the Bible and the Quran. It prompted a very interesting discussion. My experience was echoed by … Continue reading Is the Quran more like the Old Testament or New Testament?

What is a good online translation of the Quran?

A friend asked me the other day to point her in the direction of a good online translation of the Quran. Now while there are a number of translations of the Quran, the Hadith and Sufi literature available for free at sacred text archive, and you'll find one of the more popular translations here, personally … Continue reading What is a good online translation of the Quran?