This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy. It also explores how Islam can successfully engage with the challenges posed by secular thinking.

The Quran and the Secular Mind will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic philosophy, philosophy of religion, Middle East studies, and political Islam.

chapter |12 pages


part |2 pages

PART I Quranic Islam and the secular mind

chapter 1|42 pages

Locating Islam in the modern world

chapter 2|33 pages

Human reason and divine revelation

chapter 3|27 pages

The moral challenge of secular humanism

part |2 pages

PART II An Arabic Quran: Assessing its authority

chapter 4|16 pages

The book sent down

chapter 5|22 pages

The book as ‘the frustrater’

chapter 6|29 pages

The scope of the book

chapter 7|31 pages

The authority of the book

chapter 8|21 pages

A sign is enough – for the wise

chapter 9|29 pages

Faith and the varieties of rejection

chapter 10|28 pages

Human nature and the Quran

chapter 11|32 pages

‘Greater is God!’

part |2 pages

PART IV Conclusions

chapter 12|20 pages

Preface to a philosophy of Islam