There was no such book and I thought there should be such a book. The book is composed of essays - but the "reactor core" of the book are the Sacred Verses which are divided into five sections:
- God's Land Covenant with Israel,
- God's Torah Covenant with Israel,
- God's People Covenant with Israel,
- The Eternal Capital of the Israelite Kingdom of David and Solomon, and
- The Tabernacle - references to the First, Second and Third Temples (Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Qur'an by name - it is not mentioned in the Torah by name, either).
Why should a Muslim be interested in a Jew explaining his book to him? Doesn't that seem arrogant?
The book is written in honor of and based on the teachings of Dr. Asher Eder of Jerusalem, and Sheikh Professor Abdulhadi Palazzi of Rome, Italy. I acted as a scribe or recording secretary to put their teachings in book form. Sheikh Palazzi recommended that we use the English translation of and commentary of the Qur'an by Professor Abdullah Yusuf Ali - his English translation and commentary on the Qur'an is the one most respected by Muslims world wide. Note that the 3rd Edition of Prof. Ali's Commentary was published in Lahore, India, in 1938. It is critical to use a modern version of this work that is absolutely faithful to this 1938 3rd Edition, not one corrupted by "Saudi" or Wahhabi publishing houses. The two "kosher" publishing houses today of this work [Ali, Abdullah Yusuf. The Holy Qur’an: Text, Translation and Commentary] are Goodword Books, New Delhi, India, (e-mail: email@example.com) and Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, Inc. Elmhurst, New York, (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Why and how does one make this claim? What do you mean by "kosher" editions?
A. In the original commentary Prof. Ali used the word "God" whereas the "improved" Wahhabi versions use "Allah" - the "improvers," the Wahhabi, believe that Allah cannot be translated. This is just a way to identify the tampered translation.
B. In the original commentary, Prof. Ali had many positive comments about other religions, Hindus, Zoroastrians, as well as Jews and Christians. The "improved versions" remove all of these.
You say you merely are a scribe or recording secretary. Sheikh Palazzi has a website where his own teachings are made very clear. Why this book, then?
This is the first book to give all qur'anic references to the five subjects I mentioned above. Professor Ali gives the majority opinions, and where applicable, he mentions minority commentators as well. You get from Professor Ali a "sense of the Muslim consensus". The book has a section on the work of Salah Choudhoury, a Bangladeshi journalist who is a Muslim Zionist, and a section on pro-Israel ethnic Turkic (Sunni Muslim majority) nations. It should be noted here that the Muslim world is not all anti-Israel, nor is it necessarily united in its politics, and we non-Muslims do not really comprehend it very well.