The holy book of millions of Muslims There is currently great interest in the teachings of The Koran Formerly the bestselling title in the Everyman Classics series Foreword and Introduction by an eminent scholar
Alan Jones is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. After studying Classics, Arabic and Persian at Cambridge he moved to Oxford to study Turkish. He has taught Arabic and Isamic Studies there since 1957. He is a specialist in pre-Islamic and early Islamic Arabic and in Quranic Studies, and, at a much later period, in the literature of Muslim Spain. He is at present writing a book on the pre-Islamic background of the Qur'an.