The True Furqan
|Author||Al Saffee, Al Mahdee|
|Original title||al-Furqān al-ḥaqq|
|Publisher||Wine Press Publishing, Enumclaw, WA|
|Media type||Print (Hardback), Online edition|
|ISBN||ISBN 1-57921-175-5, ISBN 978-1-57921-175-2|
According to Baptist News, Al-Mahdy, a member of the executive committee of "Project Omega 2001" released The True Furqan in April 1999 saying that Muslims "have not received the true message of the gospel.". The book is attributed to authors who go by the pseudonyms of "Al Saffee" and "Al Mahdee", and was translated into English by Anis Shorrosh, who calls it "a tool to liberate Muslims", and who believes that Muhammad is "the antichrist". It contains 77 numbered chapters, plus a prologue and epilogue. According to Shorrosh, The True Furqan is an attempt to respond to the challenge in the Quran that none can create a work like it, and incorporates a Christian rather than Islamic message.
Christian missionary Dr. Ray Register characterized the book as an effective tool for "pre-evangelism" to help "critique the Quran and popular Muslim attitudes toward Jesus and ethical living."  American Thinker editor and publisher Thomas Lifson wrote that the book "presents Christian theology in a way that it can be understood and digested by Muslims.".
It has been described as "Christian propaganda" since its second verse "starts talking about the Holy Trinity, a thoroughly un-Islamic concept." and The American Muslim called the book a "hoax", saying it represented "a desperate measure to find some way to convert the infidel Muslims since a few hundred years of concerted effort have brought so little success". Other critics called it "poor in quality and ridiculous in content" and "a pathetic attempt to distort the Quranic teaching by reproducing what looks like Quranic verses."
Some Islamic believers feel The True Furqan was created by the American or Israeli governments as part of a conspiracy. The Egyptian newspaper Al-Usbūc claimed in its December 6, 2004 edition that "The True Koran [sic] was drafted with direct Israeli participation and with direct instructions from U.S. President George Bush." The US State Department strongly rejects allegations of any US government participation in the creation of The True Furqan. According to the translator Anis Shorrosh, "there was no Israeli involvement in the preparation of the book."
The importation of the book into India is prohibited.
- C.S. Arthur, "New book answers challenge issued by Islam's holy book", Baptist News, 28 May 1999
- Anis Shorrosh's home page
- Yohanna Katanacho, "Palestinian Protestant Theological Responses to a World Marked by Violence", p. 5 (also in Missiology 36, no. 3 (2008))
- Table of Contents
- Surah 17:88 (none can create a work like the Quran), Surah 11:13 (none can produce ten Surahs like the Quran), Surah 2:23 (none can create a single Surah like the Quran)
- Yohanna Katanacho, "Palestinian Protestant Theological Responses to a World Marked by Violence", p. 6 (also in Missiology 36, no. 3 (2008)).
- Ray Register, "Discipling Middle Eastern Believers", St Francis Magazine Nr. 2 Vol. V (April 2009), p. 41
- Lifson, Thomas, "The most controversial book you never heard of", American Thinker, 27 Dec 2005
- Whitaker, Brian "The Nashville Qur'an" Guardian 8 February 2007
- Sheila Musaji, "The ‘True Furqan’ Qur’an Hoax", The American Muslim
- The Middle East, abstracts and index, Library Information and Research Services, vol. 4, 2005, p.456
- State Department Press Release, "A New American Koran?", 21 April 2005
- Notification No. 78 /2005-Customs (N.T.)