Sunday, May 27, 2007

BLOGGING ABOUT THE QURAN: That is a new feature that will be starting Sunday, May 27 at Hot Air:
Starting Sunday, May 27, Hot Air will bring you a new series that we hope will foster discussion as well as become a resource for anyone who wants to know more about the Qur’an (or Koran) and its role in the Islamic world and in the ideology of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, as well as its place in the lives of a billion Muslims worldwide. Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch will blog the Qur’an as he reads through it, bringing the Hadiths and Islamic teachings and traditions into the discussion. The introductory installment will appear here at 9 am, and Robert will engage readers’ questions and responses in the comments.

Blogging the Qur’an was inspired by Slate’s Blogging the Bible project, but Blogging the Qur’an will be very different in at least one respect. In Blogging the Bible, David Plotz is blogging about the Bible as he reads through it for the very first time. Robert Spencer, on the other hand, read the Qur’an for the first time in 1981 and has been studying it and the Islamic traditions and teachings that inform students of the Qur’an ever since.

We’re hoping for a thorough and thoughtful discussion of the Qur’an, not cherry-picked but read and blogged and discussed from end to end, since the book has become a very important one in our time.

Sounds interesting.

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