In the name of Allah, the Beneficient (Rahman), the Merciful (Raheem).

A Study of the Qur'an

The Universal Guidance for Mankind.

By Mohammed Abdul Malek.


This book makes the following claim: the Qur'an is a book of universal guidance for the whole of mankind. This statement will appear dogmatic to many people particularly to non-Muslims. This study is an attempt to justify this claim through presenting the teachings of the Qur'an afresh and in the context of the claims it makes both for itself, and with regard to our human lives, both as individuals and as a collective entity.

Any serious study of the Qur'an must include knowledge of Arabic since it is only by this means that we can approach an understanding of those verses which have been mistranslated due to tradition, prejudice, or lack of knowledge of established scientific facts. In approaching this book, therefore, it is crucial to have a mind prepared to judge the facts on their own merits.

While the treatment of the topics covered in A Study of the Qur'an is by no means exhaustive, it is hoped that this book will be a valued starting point for the genuine student who wishes sincerely to consider the Holy Qur'an as a source of guidance for his or her life.