You don’t know me, but I’d like to read the Qur’an. I don’t want to buy it because I think if your god wanted me to read it, it would be provided to me. I don’t want to read it on-line because I don’t think that’s how it should be read. It should be read, like other religious texts, away from distraction.
I also think, that if someone thinks highly enough of any book, they would dig into their own pockets and buy it for someone they think would benefit from it. I know I have, and will continue to do so.
To put this in a little context, over the last few months in particular. Someone or some people have been sending me religious texts – mainly (not all) Christian.
I’ve read them. All of them. Some of them twice.
So far, no one has sent me a copy of the Qur’an.
That’s odd considering the billion plus Muslims out there.
So, I’m asking here, for someone to send me a copy of the Qur’an, in English. Preferably ‘the one true’ translation (yes, I understand I can only be fully comprehended in it native Arabic, but I have to start somewhere, and yes, there are likely to be thousands of ‘one true translations’ – so send them all).
To this end, I will, for the first time ever, publish my email address. I’m prepared to put with the deluge of spam to gain one molecule of understanding.
That sounds like a fair traid to me.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll organise a devlivery address.
I hope I don’t live to regret this.