When I became the worst Moslem since porky pig, I was given a Marvellous Koran. The Koran did not strike me as profound. Maybe the lyrical poetic nature is better in Arabic . . .
The Commentary by Al-Ghazzali was deep, mystical, profound and inspired. Inspired by the Koran. I don't like Islam or Christianity as practiced by many who cling to it as a cultural ignorance. I could say the same for other denominations. The Muslims, Hindus, Santeria practitioners, New Agers, secularists etc I meet are all charming. As Buddhists, which some of us are, we may have cultural or news related responses to Islam. My main association is with whirless dervishes. They are enlightening company. People are not just news bites. Not just the scapegoats for opportunists. Islam is a profound potential. A religion like Buddhism, that can be studied superficially or by bigotry. I have barely scratched the surface of dharma so is it right to so readily dismiss other paths . . .?