Just like you I run into so many people everyday who tell me about a limited set of items found in Quran and on the other hand, there are those who either have presented verses from Quran to paint either a negative or a postive picture. I personally find many intresting things in Quran, whcih I do not see portrayed. Well, thought should put them here - For us, yes you and me :).
I help Nadeem Naik on his Radio program "Quran Kya Kehta Hay" or "What Quran Says", broadcasted every Sunday from KILE 1560 Houston with a simulcast on internet from http://quranbroadcast.org. This title is inspired from his work.
These articles mostly reflect my personal thoughts, what I find in the Holy Quran. For searching and references of the Holy Quran, I use http://openburhan.pak.net mostly as it is very easy to make references from. For example if I provide a reference to a verse, I can easily proivde a link in this manner [39:1] , so that you can review all tranlsations provided for this specifc verse. This save me from using one thought process or jut one person's (tranlstor's) opinion. Especially when there are translations in the market place with very sad objectives.
My quest usually is to see "What Quran Says" and not to get indulged in a translation. These articles are written with a soft voice, soft tone and polite attitude. These are not to hurt any person or any religion or any group. Hope you will enjoy them and we can learn from each other.
Farooq S. Khan
Student for life and Seeker of enlightenment, from the God - the Supreme Architect of the Universe.