Blue Dome Press is excited to announce the forthcoming release of a thought-provoking book titled “The Ultimatum: Does the Qur’an Command Killing Non-Muslims?” by renowned author Ahmet Kurucan. This enlightening work, categorized under Interfaith Dialogue, will be available in bookstores starting next week, priced at $19.95.
In “The Ultimatum,” Ahmet Kurucan delves into the sensitive subject of certain verses in the Qur’an and traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), which are misused by extremists to justify acts of terrorism and violence. This issue gained significant attention when the French daily Le Parisien published a manifesto on April 21, 2018, urging religious authorities to reinterpret or discard verses that seemingly advocate violence against Jews, Christians, and nonbelievers. The manifesto, signed by prominent figures, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy, underscored the urgent need for clarifying the meaning of these scriptures to prevent their misuse in promoting crime.
Kurucan’s book seeks to shed light on the misinterpretation of specific verses, such as Al-Baqarah 2:190-195, At-Tawbah 9:1-24, and An-Nisa 4:88-89, as well as a particular hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Through a thorough analysis, the author aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of these debated verses and prevent their abuse.
“The Ultimatum” adopts a contextual approach to the revelation of the Qur’an and emphasizes the universal purposes of the Islamic message. The book aims to promote interfaith dialogue, dispel misconceptions, and foster a better understanding of Islam’s teachings on matters related to violence.
For readers interested in interfaith discussions, religious studies, and seeking to gain a deeper understanding of Islam’s stance on violence, “The Ultimatum” promises to be an essential and timely read.
About the Author: Ahmet Kurucan is an esteemed scholar with extensive knowledge of Islamic texts and history. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to fostering interfaith dialogue and promoting a deeper understanding of Islamic teachings.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the insightful perspective presented in “The Ultimatum.” Be sure to look for it at your local bookstore starting next week, or you can also find it on various online platforms such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Ant Store, Indie Bound, Books a Million, and Amazon UK.