The UNESCO Courier


The Ideas section of the UNESCO Courier n° 1-2017, dedicated to a highly topical issue – the current perception of Islam – suggests considering a reinterpretation of the Koran and the sharia. You will also find a reference text on the Different Aspects of Islamic Culture. Launched in 1977, in the wake of a monumental work published by UNESCO on general and regional histories, this comprehensive book was completed in November 2016, with the publication of two volumes that constitute an important contribution to the current debate on Islam.


The Koran, between text and context, by Mahmoud Hussein

What Sharia is Not, by Ali Benmakhlouf

A Reference Work for Our Times, by Nahid Afrose Kabir