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How can I get my students to dream of Djinni?

What's a good academic text/trade book about Jinni? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Mar 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Who wrote the book of love?

Has there been higher criticism (such as the documentary hypothesis) or textual criticism of religions other than Christianity and Judaism?
posted by Pants! on Jan 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Where in the Koran is the prohibition against human representation?

Where in the Koran is the prohibition against human representation? [more inside]
posted by It ain't over yet on May 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Can anyone recommend a superlative translation, or perhaps even better, a great paraphrase of The Koran?

The Koran. I read it long ago. I found it confusing, odd, hard to understand, in dire need of unpacking. I'd like to try reading it again. Can anyone recommend a superlative translation, or perhaps even better, a great paraphrase. Or at the very least one with decent annotations. I'm not averse to a version that does intelligent re-arranging of the sequence, as I recall chapters on cows following stuff on love. There are a number of current translations so pointers to informed reviews of them would be welcomed too.
posted by kk on Nov 15, 2004 - 11 answers

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