"There comes a moment in the reading of the Quran, as for example in personal study focused on understanding the meaning, whether reciting out loud or reading it silently, when readers start feeling an uncanny, sometimes frightening presence. Instead of reading the Quran, the reader begins feeling the Quran is 'reading' the reader! This is a wonderfully disturbing experience, by no means requiring a person to be a Muslim before it can be felt."

Fredrick Denyy, Islam(New York: Harper & Row, 1987)