Greetings all … 'though as yet there does not appear to be anyone engaged in this topic.
I am seeking someone (or a group of people), who is (are) willing to help me gain as clear an understanding of the Qur'an and its message(s), as is possible for one who is (currently at least) an unbeliever (or at least thinks that he would be classed as such).
I have no desire to debate any issue, only to minimise the likelihood of holding any misconceptions as to the beliefs and practices of Islam, according to the Sunni (Salafah) tradition.
With this in mind it seems sensible to me to commence with the Qur'an. And so I ask for assistance in reading through its text - necessarily in English, as I am not literate in Arabic or any other language
GridLok, it seems you have come to the right place. We congratulate you on your pursuit of the truth. If you contact us via our webform, we would be happy to post you a copy of the Qur'an for you to study.
As Allah mentions in the Qur'an: \"Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions.\" (Qur'an, 4:82)
So mankind is challenged to consider the Qur'an carefully, and to seek to find out whether it is indeed truthful, free of error or contradiction, for if it were from other than the Lord of the Universe, it would be spoiled with contradictions, errors, false prophecies and so forth.