The Qur’an is a book of persuasion – it is a book that speaks to you like a friend. Stories of famous people are given only as a way to prove a point, laws are few and are connected with trying to make you a better person. Poetic phrases become beautiful ways to remember sound advice and good teachings. You can open the book at any page, start reading and learn something useful. In short, the Qur’an is a personal letter from God to you, asking you to become something more than you thought you could be, someone whom God loves and someone who loves His world so much that he or she will do everything in their power to take good care of it. This translation of the meaning of the Qur’an is not the same as the original Arabic Qur’an. You can use this book to get at the meanings and message of the Qur’an, but it is the original Arabic text where the message truly resides. May your search bear fruit and may the message of the Qur’an guide your way for all the rest of your days.