The author has presented the dual subject of Islam and Qur'an in a most non-partisan and reliable manner.
It will prove to be a good reference material for all those who wish to learn about Islam, currently the one and only religion on the rise, as well as about Qur'an, its revelation, formation, structure and message.
About the Author Murad Wilfried Hofmann born in Germany in 1931 studied law both at Harvard and Munich Law School. For 33 years he worked in the German Foreign Service and was Ambassador to Algeria and Morocco. In 1980, he embraced Islam and became a (Sunni) Muslim.
He has written many articles on Islamic topics in leading magazines and has authored a number of books that include Diary of a German Muslim, Islam:
The Alternative, Voyage to Mecca, Islam 2000, Religion on the Rise-Islam in the Third Millennium.
Presently Dr. Hofmann lives in Bonn (Germany), giving lectures on Islam in many parts of the world.