Author: Muhammad Yunus & Ashfaque Ullah Syed; Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl (introduction, endorser)
Publisher: Amana Publications (2009 CE, 1430 AH)
Pages: 416 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The Qur'an has been interpreted by many scholars (Muslims and non-Muslims) for centuries, and many interpretive works presently in circulation are more or less similar in tone and contents. The "Essential Message of Islam," however, is a challenging book that stands apart from the traditional interpretive works. Evolved primarily by a computer-aided scrutiny of the Qur'anic text, the book provides an invaluable source that offers eye-opening and enlightening insights to the Muslims' sacred Text, without any personal, sectarian, cultural or gender influences. The book removes any misconception about Muslim-Christian-Jewish relationships, presenting Islam as a 'Universal Religion' that promotes a peaceful coexistence of people of all faiths. A must read book for all!
About the Authors --
The authors, MOHAMMED YUNUS, a graduate from IIT, India, and ASHFAQUE ULLAH SYED, a post graduate from Imperial College, UK, are both professional and retired Directors of multinational companies, who spent nearly 15 years to develop this book. They jointly published a booklet against terrorism, and have written many articles on Islam. Ashfaque also published a comprehensive anthology of Qur'anic topics. They are currently exerting to fight against Islamophobia, and to pave the way for a regeneration of Islamic societies by promoting Islam as a religion that espouses, among others, advancement of universal knowledge, progress of civilization, empowerment of women, and harmonious inter-faith relations.