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The Heart of the Qur'an: An Introduction to Islamic Spirituality

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"Neither as Christians or Jews, nor simply as intellectually responsible individuals,"says Hixon, "have members of Western civilization been sensitively educated or even accurately informed about Islam." As tensions between America and the Middle East grow, we should promote cross-cultural understanding, not violence. This new edition, with a new foreword and commentary by ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published September 25th 2003 by Quest Books (first published 1988)
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Sarah Saghir
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Published in 1988, The Heart of the Quran: An Introduction to Islamic Spirituality, by Lex Hixon is not a new book on the market but it has been republished with an additional introductory commentary by Neil Douglas-Klutz in 2003. This second edition’s content remains the same and is divided into two main parts: an introduction entitled “Islam and Its Spirituality” making up about 16% of the book’s content and the second part “Meditations on the Holy Qur’an” (84%). It’s crucial you read
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Clive Johnson
Dec 26, 2015 Clive Johnson rated it it was amazing
This is a deeply inspiring book, serving as a very helpful introduction for anyone who wants to begin to understand the meaning of The Qur'an. Beautiful transliterations of a large number of original Arab texts help illuminate the likely intention of verses, which might otherwise not be appreciated unless guided by a suitable teacher. Hixon's prose is beautiful and easy to read. Highly recommended.
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excellent book... amazing
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Oct 28, 2007 Steve rated it really liked it
Mystical interpretation/rendering of selected Surahs from the Quran. Very interesting to read along with one or more different translations or other commentaries.
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