Sunday, October 22, 2017 | ePaper

Book Review

Analysis of the Quran

  • Print


Author: Salahuddin Ahmed :
Publisher: APH Corporation of New Delhi
It is a pleasant task for me to review the book, Analysis of the Quran authored by Salahuddin Ahmed, a noted scholar in the realm of Quranic studies and research. Surely it is imperative to know and realise the meanings and implications of the actual words used by Allah in the Quran for our guidance in our worldly life and Hereafter. Keeping in mind those readers whose mother tongue is not Arabic, the author has provided English transliteration of the Ayats of the Quran used in the narration of it. For authentic Arabic transliteration, the author has used the Times New Arabic Font. We are hopeful that his clarity in the Quranic research has culminated in the present book, - a quintessential quality that the author has attained through perseverance and devotion to this eternal subject. The entire purpose of this book is to take interest in reading the Quran to prepare one to make him knowledgeable and better equipped in performing his obligatory duties in this world and discharging his accountability in the Hereafter.
The book contains as many as 31 chapters making it useful from the point of view of a large number of topics in the Quran. The book not only covers the core topics like Allah, Muhammad (S), Islam, Quran, Hereafter, but also the worldly topics like marriage, social life and duties, character positive and negative traits. Viewing humbly, the book presents us a balanced perspective of our earthly life and the eternal life in the Hereafter in the light of the Quran.
The book has been presented in a brilliantly simple, lucid and unaffected way that can be readily accessed and absorbed. I strongly recommended the book to all serious readers of the Quran for a blissful reading of the book.
The author, Salahuddin Ahmed, a Barrister-at-law of Lincoln’s Inn and a retired law academic from the University of NSW, Australia has published more than a dozen titles from New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, London, New York, besides Dhaka. Two of his books are Google books, which are available in the Internet for readers' viewing.
The present book has been published by the well-reputed Indian publisher APH Publishing Corporation of New Delhi.
The book is beautifully bound with attractive jacket containing 347 pages. The book can be purchased from the Website of Amazon.com for Indian Rupees 1,659.
               Reviewed by Syed Badrul Haque


More News For this Category

Villa with a view: A tryst with nature at Chikmagalur

Kalyani PrasherThe worst thing one could do is shake me awake before the sun has even made up its mind about rising. Naturally, this is exactly what my friend proceeded

Developing resilience may help kids combat bullying

Developing resilience may help kids combat bullying

Weekend Plus Desk :Ever wondered why bullying has a serious effect on some kids, while others recover easily from the trauma? Researchers, led by one of Indian origin, found that

Obesity increases irregular heartbeat risk in men

Obesity increases irregular heartbeat risk in men

Weekend Plus Desk :Overweight men are more likely to develop irregular heartbeat at 50 years of age, nearly a decade earlier than women, according to a study. The findings showed

Working it out: Real hacks  to get rid of office politics

Working it out: Real hacks to get rid of office politics

Weekend Plus Desk :We all experience politics in life but we are never really trained to handle it well. Sometimes it happens outside of our knowledge and thus we do

Staying in shape may increase your lifespan

Staying in shape may increase your lifespan

Weekend Plus Desk :Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested.The study showed that people who

Why females are more generous than men

Why females are more generous than men

Weekend Plus Desk :Ever wondered why women are more lenient in rewarding tokens than men? It is because the female brain responds more strongly to the prosocial behaviour than the

Home by the Sea: Skagen,  a forever inspiration  for artists and writers

Home by the Sea: Skagen, a forever inspiration for artists and writers

Lakshmi Sharath :The sand particles come flying in, stinging my face and piercing my skin as the boisterous gale hurls small pebbles in my direction. The howling of the

Japanese architects design a breathtaking concert hall with intricate algorithms

Weekend Plus Desk :The Hamburg’s new concert hall that took over ten years and probably cost way more than its pre-decided budget, was surely worth the wait. According to

Discover sweeter side of  fasting with special desserts

Discover sweeter side of fasting with special desserts

Weekend Plus Desk :Craving for something sweet while you fast? Indulge yourself with special kheer, halwa, sabudana pearls gulab jamun tart with vanilla ice cream and fig and passion

Extra food supplements must to offset protein deficiency

Weekend Plus Desk :With diets of nearly 80 per cent of Indians lacking in proper proteins, food giant Danone India’s Managing Director Rodrigo Lima recently urged Indians to opt