Islamic literature for the non-Muslims

Q303 :I, a Christian, would like to know more about Islam. Is it forbidden for me to read the Qur'an? Are there books written in English about Islam? How to get them?


A303 : There are plenty of books and booklets written on Islam in English. Perhaps the best place to get these from in Saudi Arabia is Dar El-Ifta, the short name for the "Presidency of Propagation, Islamic Rulings and Research" which is under the direction of Sheikh Abdulaziz ibn Baz. Its headquarters is in Riyadh, you need only to write to them about your requirements and they will send you what books they have in English for free distribution. You need only address your letter to the department of Islamic propagation at the Presidency in Riyadh. If you address it to Sheikh ibn Baz himself, it will be equally good. Alternatively, you can write to any of the following addresses in Britain and the U.S.A. to have a list of the books which they can supply you on a purchase order.


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