Firstly, the Qur'an is a historical text emerged in a time which was, in many ways, different from our own. This is a very simple attempt to explain the Qur'an. I personally don't think it should have been called a biography, for it isn't.
It is rev... An authoritative introduction to the sacred text reveals how it represents Islam, describing the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia while offering insight into how the Qur'an remains a pivotal influence on today's societies and politics. 35,000 first printing. In this unusual biography, Bruce Lawrence presents a fascinating and invaluable exploration of The Qur'an, an important yet poorly understood book that changed and continues to change the world. The Qur'an NPR coverage of The Qur'an: A Biography by Bruce Lawrence.