3 out of 4 stars
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New ERA NAZRA Quran by Dr. Syed Mohammad Khairulbashar, PhD, (Education) is a transliteration of the Quran that helps a Muslim recite the Quran in Arabic. The author acknowledges that many Muslims globally do not have advanced Arabic skills, therefore they find pronouncing the Arabic words in the Quran difficult. The author writes this book to solve this problem, as he offers Muslims a new easy way of Arabic pronunciation.
The author begins the book by introducing his method of Arabic pronunciation. He codes the text in the Quran using color, indicating sounds that are not pronounced, as well as sounds that are pronounced. The writer includes all the thirty characters in the Arabic character in his book, indicating which letters affect other letters and which letters are non-effective in Arabic words. In this way, a Muslim that finds Arabic pronunciation difficult can recite the Quran in his/her prayers with no problems.
There were some positive characteristics in this book. More specifically, the explanation offered by the author was clear and concise, engaging the reader and helping him/her understand the lesson taught by the writer. Moreover, the book followed a logical, coherent, and rational flow, as the writer employed a clear structure to assist the reader in understanding the meaning of the book. The book was also exceptionally edited, as I only noticed a single error. Moreover, what I liked most in this book was that the writer left a page for the reader to write his/her notes. Therefore, the book becomes more personal for the reader, as he/she can use it to write information he/she learns from other sources as well.
Nonetheless, the book also contained a few negative attributes. More analytically, what I disliked most in the book was that it was boring and repetitive in some cases, as the author included details that do not engage the reader.
This book is best suited to Muslim readers who do not have an expert knowledge of Arabic and need help in Arabic pronunciation. Non-Muslims and atheists will find this book boring and offensive, as the book focuses on the Quran and the Muslim religion.
In conclusion, I rate this book with 3 out of 4 stars. I did not give this book a perfect rating, as it was boring and monotonous in some parts. However, a lower rating would have been unfair, as the writer has compiled a successful and clear guide that serves its purpose.
New ERA NAZRA Quran
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