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  • The Koran

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Trout Lake Media
    • Narrated By Alec Sand
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    The Koran is not only one of the most influential books of prophetic literature but also a literary masterpiece in it’s own right. Universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as revealed to Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel nearly 1,400 years ago, the Koran still provides the rules of conduct fundamental to the Arab way of life.

    Thomas says: "A Clear and Sober Reading"
    "English narration of the Holy Koran."
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    Would you listen to The Koran again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to it again. It is important to me as one of at least 3 books of scripture that I study regarding God's interaction with mankind through prophets.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Koran?

    I am very pleased with the many portions of the Koran which not only sustain Biblical teachings, but also sustain Biblical prophets by name. In some cases there are accounts which are not within the bible which were obviously lost or not included within the Bible. I think our Christian and Jewish portion of the world has much to learn about the similarities of the 2 books of scripture, divine calling of prophets at God's beckon and not our own. A thorough study of the Bible, The Koran, and The Book of Mormon shed much light and understanding on many misunderstandings and could help asway grievances.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narration is not read quite as smoothly as I would like, but in sort of a sing song like tone and verse with some words cut off quite curtly. The reading is also kind of fast which makes it more difficult to follow. I would like it a bit slower and the tone more like a book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The teachings about the forbidding of homosexuality, adultery, Moses, Mary, Noah, Joseph, and Jesus were especially moving. The many references to repentance were quite surprising.

    The inordinate amount of references stating that God has no Son nor Begotten Son is troubling. Why this was included in the holy book despite the references to Jesus' prophethood, teachings, and divinity it seems is troubling. While the Koran did not seem to specifically say that Jesus is not God's Son, it simply claimed that at no time has God had or begotten a Son. It does of course refer to Jesus as Mary's son and speaks toward her holiness. What I think occurred is that during the 120 years or so from the time that Mohammed received the revelations within the Cave of Qumran from Gabriel, he not knowing how to read nor write, these revelations were kept by voice scribe recitation memory until written down into "The Book". It is my proposal that those who wrote down the book changed some of Mohammed's teachings, since a mention of God's Son would have put them within some sort of jurisdiction or affiliation with the Christian world which at that time was directed by the Papacy. I think this evaluation is very possible and explains a great deal about what very well indeed may have been attempts by ruling clerics after Mohammed's death to gain power and control over Islam and make it a separate people instead of a more universal path to know God and the Savior Jesus Christ and all the combination of prophets, Mohammed included.


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad that Audible offered it, and I am glad to have it. I would like for the King Fahd Translation to be offered as well.

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