If you talk to Muslims on Skype (or off Skype) you know how bewildering it can be to try to find out what Muslims really believe.
It is sometimes helpful to take the conversation back to their source: the Quran.
Here are a few links that I’ve found helpful for reading the Quran in English. (One thing you will discover is that there are not any really clear English translations of the Quran. They are all rather foggy. Maybe that is just the nature of the Quran?)
http://www.quran-islam.org/93.html (the most clear translation I’ve found)
http://www.thequran.com/ (compare 4 different English translations simultaneously; it also shows which verses have been abrogated (cancelled) by other verses).
http://www.islamic-invitation.com/book_details.php?bID=263 – you can download a complete “Study Quran” (called “The Noble Quran”) for free from this site. It has a lot of helpful explanatory footnotes, plus it is produced in
From talking to Muslims around the world on Skype, I’ve found that most of them are warmhearted, friendly people. I try to focus my conversations with them away from terrorism. Some of them do try to defend terrorism – their news media has been unbelievably skewed to where they see the