Part I: Revealing the Word of God: The Book.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Koran.
Chapter 2: From Revelation to Written Book.
Chapter 3: Mapping Out the Structure of the Book.
Chapter 4: Discovering the Language of the Koran.
Chapter 5: Relating the Koran to Abrahamic Revelations.
Part II: Searching for the Soul of the Koran.
Chapter 6: Interpreting the Koran.
Chapter 7: Understanding Interpretations of the Koran Today.
Part III: Seeing the Koranic Worldview.
Chapter 8: Meeting God, Prophets, and Mankind.
Chapter 9: Divining Nature, the Universe, and the Unseen.
Chapter 10: Taking the Koranic View of Other Faith Traditions.
Part IV: Living the Koran.
Chapter 11: Following in the Footsteps of Muhammad.
Chapter 12: Putting Meaning into Ritual.
Chapter 13: Understanding the Koranic View of Self.
Chapter 14: Achieving Koranic Ethics and Morality.
Chapter 15: Raising a Family the Koranic Way.
Part V: Relating the Koran to the World.
Chapter 16: Connecting the Koran to Society.
Chapter 17: Purifying Society through Islamic Law.
Chapter 18: Struggling for God: Jihad.
Chapter 19: Discussing Women in the Koran.
Chapter 20: The Koran and Modernity.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Misconceptions about the Koran.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Dig Deeper into the Koran.
Appendix A: Glossary of Koranic Terms.
Appendix B: Finding Prophets in the Koran.
The Qur'an's overall context of hostility to those who disbelieve in Mohammed's prophecy is downplayed in one forthcoming book, The Koran for Dummies by Sohaid Sultan. Under the heading "Discovering the Basic Messages of the Koran," Sultan lists as Mohammed's basic themes "The unity of God," "Worship and service to God," "Prophets to teach and guide," "Completion of past revelations," "Guidance to a spiritual path," "Movement for social change," "Accountability of deeds." All of which sounds pretty harmless—nothing about making war on unbelievers. (Publishers Weekly, May 10, 2004)
"...provides an introduction to Islam's holy book." (Publishers Weekly, February 9, 2004)