Author Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar joins us to share her most recent work, The Sublime Quran, which took her 7 years to deliver. This new translation of the Quran is bound to open up the minds of people around the world who have judged its violent verses and treatment of women. The Sublime Quran promises to make the holy book – one of the three key texts of the Abrahamic faiths – intelligible, contextually accurate, and inclusive for the public once and for all.
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar goes to great lengths to make the Quran accessible to the common person. It will doubtlessly stir up great controversy; in the new Quran, the prophet does not declare that men have the license to beat, kill, and rape women in their culture. Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar maintains that the prophet has been misinterpreted for the last 1400 years, and that no prophet would empower this. Join us for a revelatory interview as we look at the Quran in a new light.