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Islamic-studies specialist to read

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 01, 2012 6:30 AM

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Those who have an interest in learning about the religion of Islam and its holy book will have that opportunity that chance this weekend.

Carl Ernst, a specialist in Islamic studies and the author of How to Read the Qur’an, will read from his book at 7 p.m. Friday at Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St.

The book is an introductory tool featuring translations for 725 verses of the Qur’an.

According to Rain Taxi Review of Books, “Muslim, non-Muslim, religious, and irreligious readers will all find in the Koran, as Ernst presents it here, something of extreme interest. This is a groundbreaking and essential book …”

The event is free and open to the public.

— by Rana Moustafa


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