I've always taken the view that to understand a religion you should take a look at it's core text. Obviously I don't read arabic, so this is the next best thing.
Reading this it's obvious that the book is very much 'of it's time' and the mentality and outlook of the author is male. And, it doesn't take long to find sure pretty eye-opening and frightening verses in there! (as it does with the bible!)
But, each to their own. And my view has always been that people can believe whatever they want as long as it doesn't impact on other people. Sadly, with all of the big monotheistic religion it *does* impact on other people. Nevertheless it made interesting reading for the non-believer.
boring, boring, boring! this god hates anyone who is a jew or christian. doesn't think much of women. speaks poetically, but says nothing of substance. loves bloodshed, but is too weak to fight his own battles. so pleads to muslims to go out and make his job of world domination that much more easier to manage when he comes to earth by killing anyone who doesn't comform to islam.
I will strictly recommend not to refer to this book. This book has translation mistake for eg in surah 2 verse 65 it mentions Jihad as Holy war which is wrong. Jihad means struggle. Holy war in arabic is called as Arb Muqadasa. i have deleted this book from my kindle and download a paid version of Saheeh international.
but this was clearly written by an opportunist bandit who thought the best way to manipulate his "subjects" was by the pretense of divine revelation A sordid liar, paedophile and pederast, the author(s) should be extremely ashamed of him (them) self (ves)