[British prime minister] Tony Blair unintentionally revealed his ignorance when he said, in an effort to conciliate Muslims, that he had “read through the Koran twice” and that he kept it by his bedside. He thought he was saying something which showed how seriously he took Islam. But most Muslims thought it was a joke, if not an insult. Because, of course, every Muslim knows that you cannot read the Koran through from cover to cover and understand it. The chapters are not written to be read in that way. Indeed, after the first chapter, the chapters of the Koran are ordered according to their length, not according to their content or chronology: the longest chapters are first, the shorter ones are at the end. You need to know which passage was revealed at what period and in what time in order to be able to understand it - you cannot simply read it from beginning to end and expect to learn anything at all. That is one reason why it takes so long to be able to read and understand the Koran: the meaning of any part of it depends on a knowledge of its context - a context that is not in the Koran itself.. केवल कुरान को पढ़ने से हम उन तथ्यों का विकास नहीं समझ पाते जिनका विकास पुस्तक के दायरे से बाहर हुआ है . संक्षेप में कुरान कोई इतिहास की पुस्तक नहीं है . इतिहास की पुस्तक का अपना अलग ही महत्व होता है . जो भी उग्रवादी इस्लाम और उसके द्वारा प्रेरित हिंसा का अध्ययन करना चाहता है उसे वहाबी आंदोलन ,खोमैनी क्रांति और अलकायदा को समझना चाहिए . मुस्लविम धर्म शास्त्र से अधिक मुस्लिम इतिहास इस बात की व्याख्या कर सकता है कि हम यहाँ तक कैसे पहुँचे और आगे क्या होने वाला है.
make (one thing) compatible with (another); "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories" Synonyms: accommodate, reconcile,