If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran

Finalist, National Book Awards 2015 for Nonfiction

If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran by Carla Power book cover, 2015
ISBN 978-0805098198
Henry Holt and Company

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How is it that the ideas of the Quran remain so influential within global politics when so few people have read it? Through conversations with an eminent Muslim scholar on topics as far-ranging as the hidden traditions of women scholars in Islam and the significance of faith, Power shows how their collective engagement in interpreting the Quran was far more important than reaching consensus on its meaning.

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