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Table of Contents Top Ten Teachings of the Koran Introduction Chapter 1: The Koran: Exactly What Is It? An Entire Faith Based on the Book The Relationship Between Koran and Sunnah The Role of the Sunnah Straight from the Heavens The Language of the Koran Chapter 2: The Messenger: Prophet Muhammad Prophet Muhammad Before the Revelation Angel Gabriel Reveals Himself Clashes Against the Prophet Characteristics and Traits of Muhammad The Prophetís Miracles The Death of the Last Prophet Chapter 3: Compilation and Preservation of the Koran The Revelation of the Koran Early Revelations The Final Revelation The Organization of the Koran Special Surahs in the Koran Preserving the Holy Book Ancient Copies of the Koran Chapter 4: The Pillars of Muslim Faith The Nonbeliever, the Believer, and the Muslim Belief in the Koran Belief in Allah and the Angels From Holy Books to the Last Day The Five Pillars of Islam Chapter 5: Family Values The Nucleus of Society The Man: Husband and Father The Woman: Wife and Mother Pregnancy and Abortion Raising the Children Childrenís Duties Toward Parents Adoption Distribution of an Inheritance Chapter 6: Womenís Rights Gender Equality in the Koran Modest Islamic Dress Various Rights Marriage and Divorce Domestic Violence Chapter 7: One Man, Four Wives Polygamy in the Past and Present Polygamy in Islam Justification of Polygamy Conditions Apply Prophet Muhammadís Wives Chapter 8: Forbidden and Permitted Foods Why Forbid Certain Foods? Alcohol and Other Addictions Whatís on the Menu Whatís Not on the Menu Slaughtering an Animal for Consumption Chapter 9: Legal Matters: Punishment, Politics, and Money The Islamic Criminal Justice System Punishment for Felonies Punishment for Other Crimes Islamic Law and Society Islamic Political System Banking, Finance, and Trade Chapter 10: Abandoning Evil and Adopting Goodness The Good Muslim Practicing the Faith Attitudes and Virtues Behavior Toward Others Treatment of Animals The Major and Minor Sins Chapter 11: Marriage and Sexuality Choosing a Partner Adapting to the New Home In the Bedroom Permitted and Forbidden Pleasures Islamic View of Homosexuality Chapter 12: The Beginning of Creation The Creation of the Universe The Creation of Man The Creation of Other Creatures The Forbidden Tree Satanís Lure and Adamís Descent The Koranís Perspective of Evolution Chapter 13: The Last Day The End of the World Is Coming Armageddon The Major Signs The Angel and the Horn The First Blow of the Horn The Second Blow of the Horn The Third Blow of the Horn A Time for Judgement Chapter 14: Life After Death: The Soulís Journey What is a Soul? Death: The Soulís Departure Treatment of the Body The Interrogation The Graveís Torture and Bliss Communication Between the Worlds Chapter 15: Gates of Heaven: Rewards for the Righteous The Concept of Heaven in Islam The Road to Heaven The Gates of Heaven All the Different Heavens Heavenly Landscapes Lifestyle and Pleasures Meeting the Creator Chapter 16: Flames of Another World: Hell for Sinners Hell in the Koran Avoiding Hell The Bridge of Hell The Magnitude of Hell Gates and Guardians Who Goes to Hell? Life in Hell Is Hellís Punishment Eternal? Chapter 17: The Jinn The Existence of the Jinn The Creation of the Jinn Satan and His Children The World of the Jinn Black Magic and Evil Jinn The Evil Eye Chapter 18: Unholy Wars: Affairs of Our Modern World Islam Accused of Terrorism The Concept of Jihad The Laws of War Peace in the Koran Tolerance and Harmony in the Koran Human Rights in the Koran Chapter 19: The Koran: A Miracle In Itself What is a Miracle? Miracles of Prophets Miracles in Creation The Literary Miracle Prophecies and History in the Koran Chapter 20: Learning Science From the Koran The Koran and Science The Koran on the Cosmos The Atmosphere, Clouds, and Rain Geological Revelations Human Embryology in the Koran More Scientific Facts in the Koran Chapter 21: The Bible and the Torah: The Other Holy Books Muslimsí Belief in the Holy Books Prophet Moses and the Torah Jesus in the Koran Unoriginal Scripts Comparison of Beliefs Koran Calls to Belief in Allah Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Further Reading
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Koran -- Theology.
Koran -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Islam -- Doctrines.