Anyone read it? What is your take on it? Is it worth a read?
Any other suggestions on it?
I have read parts of it and I would say its similar to other ancient texts. Its worth a read.
One book that is also worth a read, but is hard to get through because its so obtuse in a philosophical way is Mein Kampf (“My Struggle” by Adolf Hitler).
It is a difficult book to finish, but that’s not really saying much. I’ve read a lot of books that were really hard to finish, that I had to force myself to keep reading. I find that in every book there is some little kernel of wisdom if you plod through the rest. The one passage in Mein Kampf that I always remembered, which described Hitler’s character very well, was he was talking about how to control what he felt were the inferior races and he said:
“The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and continual employment of violence.”
Hey buddy. My name is Mahdi and I’m from Iran.
You can’t put it in one specific category. You can’t say it’s just philosophy or just historical.
First step to understand it is understanding Arabic language. Because there’s no translate for many words and you should describe the word with your language. Because it’s powerful and precise language. Even more powerful than English. I always say “English language is more regular and more detailed than Persian and Arabic is a step higher than English”. somehow it’s precisest.
Second step is that you should choose a literary view somewhere in translating according to the sentences conditions in each surah(surah is something like chapters in other books. In Arabic surah means: One ring of chain. and all these surahs has a great linkage.)
After observing these steps you have provided the learning context.
It’s not strange. It’s wonderful. all the law of creation is there. all the historical events is a learning class. science is there. art is there. I researched about Budism, Christian, Jews, Illuminati, Freemasonry, Nlp, Metaphysics, Mathematics, Philosophy, All kinds of Arts, Psychology and so many other things. Frankly without flattery Quran is a big great knowledge art. everything is there. Anthropology, Sociology, Theology and all things we discovered, we see now and we will discover.
It is well worth a read even with no intention of becoming muslim.I converted to islam in 2012 and although I no longer practise it I’m glad that I learned about it and actually realised that it holds wisdom :)