A Daybook of Verses from the Holy Qur’an
Selected and Rendered by Camille Helminski
The Light of Dawn is a daybook of inspiration composed of some of the most essential verses taken from all 114 chapters of the Qur’an offered in a fresh, lyrical, and gender-inclusive translation. With the explosion of interest in Islam, many people in the West have become interested in exploring the Qur’an, the scripture of one and a half billion people on this earth.
The Holy Qu’ran provides spiritual inspiration and guidance to millions of people around the world. In its essence, it is a book that challenges us to become fully human and conscious of God. This inspiring collection of 365 essential verses can be used as daily meditations or turn-to-any-page readings that reveal the depth and complexity of the sacred text. This fresh, lyrical, and gender-inclusive translation will appeal to anyone interested in the unfolding of Spirit, whether or not they are committed to the path of Islam.
“This anthology will give many non-Muslims a helpful insight into the riches of the Koran and the Islamic tradition.” — Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God
“The Light of Dawn will help many people to be introduced to the meaning of the sacred text.” — Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University
“Camille Helminski’s fresh translations strip time away for English-language readers, bringing us face to face with Meaning. Even the occasional browsers will be struck by the clarity and insight of this Message.” — Michael Wolfe, author of One Thousand Roads to Mecca