original Koran is written in Arabic of which most kafirs or non-Moslems have
very little or no knowledge at all. There are many English translations by
eminent scholars and these are readily available in the market. Three Korans
have been consulted during the preparation of this book. The Koran by Mohammed
Marmaduke Pickthall has generally been follow ed not because this is the best
translation but because this is the edition that is most widely read by the
Moslems of the English speaking world.
It is said that the
prophet Mohammed was illiterate himself; but he was a great orator. His speeches
have been collected by different scribes over the years and the Koran mat is
presented to the Arabic speaking world is the true source material. However, the
Koran that has been followed in this book is a genuine and true translation of
the Arabic Koran that is revered by the Moslem world.
In this book, only those 'surahs'
and 'ayats' (chapters and verses) have been cited that refer to the kafirs or
the infidels. There are many verses in the Koran that have nothing to do with
the kafirs or infidels. Also, the verses presented are in no way exhaustive;
there are many more kafir or infidel related verses in the Koran conveying the
same meaning or similar message for the Koran is somewhat repetitive in nature.
The purpose of this book is to draw the attention of the kafirs or non-believers
to the main thrust of the Koranic injunctions as far as non-Moslems are
The historical episodes
have been taken from different parts of world history. However, a great majority
of the episodes have been gleaned from Indian history which has been thoroughly
documented by Hindu, Moslem and British his torians of repute. In India, the
world had the opportunity of witnessing an unfolding drama of Islam in action, a
phenome non which fills the heart of a Moslem with pride and glory but sickens
the heart of a non-Moslem with utter frustration, hate and contempt. The
historical occurrences, had they been taken from chapters of European history
under the Moslems would have the same effect in the minds of the readers. The
idea is to analyse the message of Islam and its practice and how Islam
influences human behavior.
Short descriptions of
different aspects of Islam's social practices, generally unknown among the
infidels, have also been treated in this book. The subject is vast and cannot be
fully dealt with in a short compilation as this one. The bibliography provided
will be helpful for those who are willing to undertake exploratory work for
their own information. It must however be borne in mind that a translation from
original Arabic into another language generally spoken by infidels sometimes
loses many of the salient features of the original message. Pursuit of the truth
has never been easy.