A CliffsNotes Koran

it turns out when you simplify the Koran, it’s still something you want to avoid:

You can see the rest of the strip here.

(via Jesus & Mo)

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  • http://wordsideasandthings.blogspot.com/ Garren

    The mediocre quality of the Qur’an is a good reason to insist on keeping it in Arabic. This lends an air of mystery and solemnity that the text loses to a great extent when it has to stand on its own merits in plain spoken translations.

    Vaguely similar thing going on when some Christians insist on hearing the Bible in King James style. In both cases, original audiences did not receive Special Religious Dialect editions, so non-traditional translations can actually be more authentic.

  • http://kothatobolarjonyei.blogspot.com/ Sunando Kumar Patra

    I don’t know if this caught your attention, but in India religious fundamentalism has successfully influenced the government in banning two authors from Literary meets in two different parts of the country- Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin. Latter is a bengali writer living in exile for ‘hurting’ Islam ideology. 
    1)http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Kolkata-Book-Fair-cancels-release-of-Taslima-Nasreens-book/articleshow/11715363.cms 2)http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Seminar-on-Rushdie-cancelled-by-police/articleshow/11719841.cmsBefore this, it was for Hindus to show their muscle by making celebrated painter M.F. Hussain’s life miserable. He in fear, after leaving his country.  

  • Anonymous

    The summary of the Bible would look pretty much the same


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