The Qur'an: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Tarif Khalidi
By Tarif Khalidi
A landmark new translation of the sacred textual content of Islam in a chic deluxe version
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Protest is an task now not linked to the pious and collectively-minded, yet extra usually obvious as an job of the liberal and rebellious. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are regularly understood as paragons of submission and obedience following Abraham's instance. but, the scriptures of all 3 faiths are based within the prophets protesting wrongs within the social order.
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