THE QUR'AN: BASIC TEACHINGS is an anthology of passages from the Qur'an selected and arranged in such a way that it may give a total view of the essential message of the Book, initiate the reader into its world-view and values, capture some flavor from its style, bring the reader's imagination into vivid contact with the vision of the Qur'anic model of man and society and bring him closer to God, the Lord of the Universe. An effort has been made to translate the meaning of the Qur'anic verses into contemporary English. The selections have been grouped under relevant headings showing how the Qur'an provides guidance for the multifarious facets of human life. More important headings include the Qur'anic view of itself, the story of creation, Tawhid (Oneness of God), Risala (Prophethood), Akhira (Life after Death), morality, norms of social behavior, structure of Islamic society, mutual rights and responsibilities of individual and state, economic system and the nature of the mission of the Islamic community. This new edition contains the text of the Qur'an side by side with the English translation.
THE QUR'AN: BASIC TEACHINGS is a handy reference book for all, Muslims and non-Muslims, teachers and students, scholars and laymen alike.
THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATION is an educational and research organization devoted to making Islam a living reality in our age. For this purpose, it aims to improve human communication and develop a better understanding of Islam among all people of the world, Muslim and non-Muslim, so as to galvanize man to the message and ideal of One God and the unity of mankind, as brought by all the Prophets of God throughout the ages, last of whom was the Prophet Muhammad (blessings of Allah and peace be on him). The Foundation has research units in Islamic Economics, Christian-Muslim Relations, Muslim Central Asia and Literature for Children. Its regular publications include Muslim World Review (quarterly), Index of Islamic Literature (quarterly), Central Asia Brief (monthly) and Encounters: Journal of Inter-Cultural Perspectives (bi-annually).