Selections from the Koran
An excellent introduction to one of the world’s great holy books.
Selected in 1932 by the Sirdar, these extracts were chosen “…almost entirely by considerations of modern utility… I have tried to confine it to excerpts which seemed to me to supply guidance on the problems of modern life.” — Selections from the Koran by Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah: Octagon Press, London, p. vii. Copyright © 1980 by Idries Shah. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Sirdar Ali Shah’s introduction gives a fascinating glimpse into the Arab world at the time of The Prophet and of the way in which the Koran was written and its accuracy preserved to the present.