Faithlife Corporation

Business Hours

Monday – Saturday
6 AM – 6 PM PST
Local: 10:21 PM
Understanding the Koran
See inside
This image is for illustration only. The product is a download.

Understanding the Koran


Zondervan 2004

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


This volume is a quick non-technical, introduction to the Koran designed to help Christians understand a hidden book revered by 1.3 billion Muslims, covering the background on its writing, a summary of its contents, a perspective on how it’s used and viewed by Muslims, a comparison of differences and similarities to the Bible, and some suggestions on how it should and should not be used in conversations with Muslims. Find out how the Koran resembles the Bible—and the drastic ways in which it differs. Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating essential grasp of Islam’s holy book: where it came from, what it teaches, how Muslims view it, and how the Allah of the Koran compares with the God of the Bible.

Product Details

  • Title: Understanding the Koran
  • Author: Mateen Elass
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 192

About Mateen Elass

Mateen Elass was raised in Saudi Arabia in a Muslim environment. He holds degrees from Stanford University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Durham in England. He has served in a church in Colorado and currently serves as senior pastor of a Presbyterian church in the Midwest. He has written feature articles for Moody magazine, including "What Muslims Think of America."

More details about this resource