Approaching the Qur n

Approaching the Qur    n
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030257403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching the Qur n Book Review:

"Approaching the Qur'an captures the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras, or chapters, of the Qur'an, the sacred scripture of Islam. Michael Sells presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic suras associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. In the second edition, Sells offers a new translation and commentary on the Sura of the Compassionate (al-Rahmān), which holds a special place within Islamic devotion and literature. Additionally, a new preface addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur'an in Americna universities."--Publisher.

Approaching the Qur an

Approaching the Qur  an
Author: Sells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781883991265
ISBN 13: 1883991269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching the Qur an Book Review:

Presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic chapters, or suras, associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Most of these early revelations appear at the end of the written text and are commonly reached only by the most resolute reader of existing English translations. These suras contain some of the most powerful prophetic and revelatory passages in religious history. They offer the vision of a meaningful and just life that anchors the religion of one-fifth of the world's inhabitants. The book is enriched by the inclusion of a CD recording of Quranic reciters chanting several of the early suras, allowing readers an opportunity to hear the Qur'an in its original form.

How to Read the Qur an

How to Read the Qur an
Author: Carl W. Ernst
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-12-05
ISBN 10: 0807869074
ISBN 13: 9780807869079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Qur an Book Review:

For anyone, non-Muslim or Muslim, who wants to know how to approach, read, and understand the text of the Qur'an, How to Read the Qur'an offers a compact introduction and reader's guide. Using a chronological reading of the text according to the conclusions of modern scholarship, Carl W. Ernst offers a nontheological approach that treats the Qur'an as a historical text that unfolded over time, in dialogue with its audience, during the career of the Prophet Muhammad.

Interpreting the Qur an

Interpreting the Qur an
Author: Abdullah Saeed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2005-12-20
ISBN 10: 1134215924
ISBN 13: 9781134215928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting the Qur an Book Review:

How is the Qur'an - central to all Muslim societies - to be understood today in order to meet the needs of these societies? Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, explores the interpretation of the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an, whilst taking into consideration the changing nature of the modern world. Saeed explores the current debates surrounding the interpretation of the Qur'an, and their impact on contemporary understanding of this sacred text. Discussing the text's relevance to modern issues without compromising the overall framework of the Qur'an and its core beliefs and practices, he proposes a fresh approach, which takes into account the historical and contemporary contexts of interpretation. Inspiring healthy debate, this book is essential reading for students and scholars seeking a contemporary approach to the interpretation of the Qur'anic text.

Discovering the Qur an

Discovering the Qur  an
Author: Neal Robinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000095823286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Qur an Book Review:

This latest edition of Discovering the Qur'an includes a new preface by the author. Used by students around the world as a reliable guide to reading a translation of the Qur'an, it shows how the Qur'an is experienced by Muslims, describing the rhythmic and rhyme scheme structures, the context in which it is heard, the part played by learning by heart, and the importance of calligraphy. It is also about the Qur'an and its relationship to Muhammed, as well as helping to divine the ordering of the surahs or chapters. In an English-speaking world newly sensitized to Islam and its believers, Discovering the Qur'an will be an invaluable tool to greater understanding.

Reading the Qur an in the Twenty First Century

Reading the Qur an in the Twenty First Century
Author: Abdullah Saeed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN 10: 131797414X
ISBN 13: 9781317974147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Qur an in the Twenty First Century Book Review:

Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning and relevance of the Qur’an, and how their ideas apply in the contemporary world. The book: reflects on one of the most dominant approaches to interpretation in the pre-modern period, textualism, and the reaction to that in Muslim feminist readings of the Qur’an today. covers issues such as identifying the hierarchical nature of Qur’anic values, the criteria for the use of hadith in interpretation, fluidity of meaning and ways of ensuring a degree of stability in interpretation. examines key Qur'anic passages and compares pre-modern and modern interpretations to show the evolving nature of interpretation. Examples discussed include: the authority of men over women, the death of Jesus, shura and democracy, and riba and interest. Abdullah Saeed provides a practical guide for interpretation and presents the principal ideas of a contextualist approach, which situates the original message of the Qur’an in its wider social, political, cultural, economic and intellectual context. He advocates a more flexible method of interpretation that gives due recognition to earlier interpretations of the Qur’an while also being aware of changing conditions and the need to approach the Qur’an afresh today.

Feminist Edges of the Qur an

Feminist Edges of the Qur an
Author: Aysha A. Hidayatullah
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 0199359598
ISBN 13: 9780199359592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist Edges of the Qur an Book Review:

Aysha Hidayatullah presents the first comprehensive analysis of contemporary feminist interpretations of the Qur'an. Synthesizing prominent feminist readings of the Qur'an in the United States since the late twentieth century, she provides an essential introduction to this nascent field of Qur'anic scholarship and engages in a deep investigation-as well as a radical critique-of its methods and approaches. With a particular focus on feminist "impasses" in the Qur'anic text, she argues that many feminist interpretations rely on claims about feminist justice that are not fully supported by the text, and she proposes a major revision to their exegetical foundations. A provocative work of Muslim feminist theology, Feminist Edges of the Qur'an is a vital intervention in urgent conversations about women and the Qur'an.

The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Abdullah Saeed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-01-15
ISBN 10: 1134102933
ISBN 13: 9781134102938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Review:

There is much more to the Qur'an than the selective quotations favoured by Islamic fundamentalists. This book provides a student-friendly guide to the many ways in which the Qur'an can be read. Designed for both Muslims and Western non-Muslim students, it examines the Qur'an in Western scholarship as well as giving an overview of the rich interpretive traditions from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day. This guide is a concise introduction to all aspects of the Qur'an: history, understanding and interpretation, providing: coverage of both pre-modern and modern periods plenty of examples to illustrate key points and aid student understanding summaries, timelines and a glossary.

Reading the Qur an

Reading the Qur an
Author: Ziauddin Sardar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 0199836744
ISBN 13: 9780199836741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Qur an Book Review:

"First published in the United Kingdom by C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 2010"--T.p. verso.

Communities of the Qur an

Communities of the Qur an
Author: Emran El-Badawi,Paula Sanders
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 1786073935
ISBN 13: 9781786073938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities of the Qur an Book Review:

What is the nature of the Qur’an? It might seem a straightforward question, but there is no consensus among modern communities of the Qur’an, both Muslim and non-Muslim, about the answer. And why should there be? On numerous occasions throughout history, believers from different schools and denominations, and at different times and places, have agreed to disagree. The Qur’anic interpreters, jurists and theologians of medieval Baghdad, Cairo and Cordoba coexisted peacefully in spite of their diverging beliefs. Seeking to revive this ‘ethics of disagreement’ of Classical Islam, this volume explores the different relationships societies around the world have with the Qur’an and how our understanding of the text can be shaped by studying the interpretations of others. From LGBT groups to urban African American communities, this book aims to represent the true diversity of communities of the Qur’an in the twenty-first century, and the dialogue and debate that can flow among them.

An Approach to the Quranic Sciences

An Approach to the Quranic Sciences
Author: Muḥammad Taqī ʻUs̲mānī
Publsiher: Adam Publishers
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788174354211
ISBN 13: 8174354212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Approach to the Quranic Sciences Book Review:

The book is an insight into the facts of the Qur'an, nature of revelation, sequence of revelations different readings, the miracles of the Qur'an and so on. They have been explained in everyday language and they remove all doubts and misgivings. The criticism of the orientalists are answered with authoritative references.

Opening the Qur an

Opening the Qur an
Author: Walter H. Wagner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015073632492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opening the Qur an Book Review:

Opening the Qur'an can be a bewildering experience to non-Muslim, English-speaking readers. Those who expect historical narratives, stories, or essays on morals are perplexed once they pass the beautiful first Surah, often shocked and then bogged down by Surah 2, and even offended by Surah 3's strictures against nonbelievers. Walter H. Wagner "opens" the Qur'an by offering a comprehensive and extraordinarily readable, step-by-step introduction to the text, making it accessible to students, teachers, clergy, and general readers interested in Islam and Islam's holy Book. Wagner first places the prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an, and the early Muslim community in their historical, geographical, and theological contexts. This background is a basis for interpreting the Qur'an and understanding its role in later Muslim developments as well as for relationships between Muslims, Jews, and Christians. He then looks in detail at specific passages, moving from cherished devotional texts to increasingly difficult and provocative subjects. The selected bibliography serves as a resource for further reading and study. Woven into the discussion are references to Islamic beliefs and practices. Wagner shows great sensitivity toward the risks and opportunities for non-Muslims who attempt to interpret the Qur'an, and sympathy in the long struggle to build bridges of mutual trust and honest appreciation between Muslims and non-Muslims. "Walter Wagner's Opening the Quran: Introducing Islam's Holy Book raises excellent questions designed to draw in curious readers. He then follows up with sound analysis that is easy to grasp. Wagner has clearly learned much about the Qur'an and Islam. What is more he has found a most appealing way to speak about what he has learned to his fellow non-Muslims. --Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland, College Park "A number of observers, like Mahmood Mamdani, have pointed out that contemporary events have led to an expansion in the market for translations of the Qur'an. This book will assist and guide readers of these Qur'an translations in the English language. This book could be used in introductory courses on Islam or advanced courses focusing exclusively on Islam's holy Book, the Qur'an . . . general readers outside the academy may also find it useful in helping them understand how to use and make sense of the Qur'an." --A. Rashied Omar, The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame "The QurÕan can be terra incognita for the non-Muslim reader. Walter Wagner's learned book brings us to terra firma. With clear, empathetic, religiously sensitive yet historical-critical commentary, Opening the Qur'an makes sense of Islam's holy book. Wagner is a rare guide: a committed Christian who has listened carefully and sympathetically to Muslims, who understand the Quran as God's word. Wagner conveys their faith without compromising his own. This is more than a work of scholarship and pedagogy; it is an act of respect from one great tradition to another." --Alan Mittleman, The Jewish Theological Seminary "This is not just a book that is being introduced but a context, a culture, its teachings, and the way Muslims have been interpreting, finding meaning, and living in obedience to the Qur'an over the centuries. What for many non-Muslims has been a puzzling, bewildering, and perplexing book now begins to come alive and to make some sense. . . . I highly recommend this book for use in schools and seminaries and even church study groups where people are serious about learning why the Qur'an is considered by Muslims to be God's final revelation. The book's step-by-step procedure and the important glossary of key terms in the back are extremely useful for readers who are being introduced to the Qur'an for the first time." --Harold Vogelaar, Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice, Lutheran School of Theology

Major Themes of the Qur an

Major Themes of the Qur an
Author: Fazlur Rahman
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN 10: 0226702863
ISBN 13: 9780226702865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Themes of the Qur an Book Review:

In this introduction to the Qur'an, Fazlur Rahman unravels its complexities on themes such as God, society, revelation, and prophecy.

Sufi Commentaries on the Qur an in Classical Islam

Sufi Commentaries on the Qur an in Classical Islam
Author: Kristin Sands
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2006-07-13
ISBN 10: 1134211449
ISBN 13: 9781134211449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sufi Commentaries on the Qur an in Classical Islam Book Review:

Meeting the ever increasing interest in Islam and Sufism, this book is the first comprehensive study of Sufi Qur’anic commentaries and includes translations of many writings previously unavailable in English. It examines the shared hermeneutical assumptions of Sufi writers and the diversity in style of Sufi commentaries. Some of the assumptions analyzed are: * the Qur’an is a multi-layered and ambiguous text open to endless interpretation * the knowledge of deeper meanings of the Qur’an is attainable by means other than transmitted interpretations and rational thought * the self is dynamic, moving through states and stations which result in different interpretations at different times. The styles of Sufi commentaries are explored, which range from philosophical musings to popular preaching to literary narrative and poetry. Other commentaries from the classical period are also investigated to provide context in understanding Sufi approaches and exegetical styles.

Qur an and Woman

Qur an and Woman
Author: Amina Wadud
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1999-06-10
ISBN 10: 9780198029434
ISBN 13: 0198029438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qur an and Woman Book Review:

Fourteen centuries of Islamic thought have produced a legacy of interpretive readings of the Qu'ran written almost entirely by men. Now, with Qu'ran and Woman, Amina Wadud provides a first interpretive reading by a woman, a reading which validates the female voice in the Qu'ran and brings it out of the shadows. Muslim progressives have long argued that it is not the religion but patriarchal interpretation and implementation of the Qu'ran that have kept women oppressed. For many, the way to reform is the reexamination and reinterpretation of religious texts. Qu'ran and Woman contributes a gender inclusive reading to one of the most fundamental disciplines in Islamic thought, Qu'ranic exegesis. Wadud breaks down specific texts and key words which have been used to limit women's public and private role, even to justify violence toward Muslim women, revealing that their original meaning and context defy such interpretations. What her analysis clarifies is the lack of gender bias, precedence, or prejudice in the essential language of the Qur'an. Despite much Qu'ranic evidence about the significance of women, gender reform in Muslim society has been stubbornly resisted. Wadud's reading of the Qu'ran confirms women's equality and constitutes legitimate grounds for contesting the unequal treatment that women have experienced historically and continue to experience legally in Muslim communities. The Qu'ran does not prescribe one timeless and unchanging social structure for men and women, Wadud argues lucidly, affirming that the Qu'ran holds greater possibilities for guiding human society to a more fulfilling and productive mutual collaboration between men and women than as yet attained by Muslims or non-Muslims.

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur an

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur an
Author: Andrew Rippin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405178442
ISBN 13: 9781405178440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur an Book Review:

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an is a reader’s guide, a true companion for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life. Comprises over 30 original essays by leading scholars Provides exceptionally broad coverage - considering the structure, content and rhetoric of the Qur’an; how Muslims have interpreted the text and how they interact with it; and the Qur’an’s place in Islam Features notes, an extensive bibliography, indexes of names, Qur’an citations, topics, and technical terms

The Story of the Qur an

The Story of the Qur an
Author: Ingrid Mattson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-12-07
ISBN 10: 111825709X
ISBN 13: 9781118257098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Qur an Book Review:

This popular introduction by a well-known Islamic scholar has been updated and expanded, offering a balanced portrayal of the Qur’an and its place in historic and contemporary Muslim society. Features new sections on the Qur’an and its relationship to democracy, science, human rights, and the role of women Contains expanded sections on the Qur’an in the life cycle of Muslims, and in Islamic ethics and law Incorporates additional images and student features, including a glossary. Supported by an accompanying website (available on publication) hosting a range of additional material, including student resources, links to important websites, news stories, and more This title is also available as an eTextbook on the CourseSmart platform, as a Wiley Desktop Edition, or via your preferred eTextbook vendor; eTextbooks offer convenience, enhanced electronic functionality, and flexible pricing options – learn more at www.wiley.com/college/wileyflex

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur n

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur   n
Author: Jane Dammen McAuliffe,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2006-11-23
ISBN 10: 9780521539340
ISBN 13: 052153934X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur n Book Review:

An introduction to the Qur'an (Koran), a text that has guided the lives of millions.

The Qur an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism

The Qur an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism
Author: Mohammad Salama
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-05-17
ISBN 10: 1474253253
ISBN 13: 9781474253253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism Book Review:

In The Qur'an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism, Mohammad Salama navigates the labyrinthine semantics that underlie this sacred text and inform contemporary scholarship. The book presents reflections on Quranic exegesis by explaining - and distinguishing between - interpretation and explication. While the book focuses on Quranic and literary scholarship in twentieth-century Egypt from Taha Husayn to Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, it also engages with an immense tradition of scholarship from the classical period to the present, including authors such as Abu 'Ubayda, Ibn 'Abbas, al-Razi, and al-Tabari. Salama argues that, over the centuries, the Arabic language experienced semantic and phonological shifts, creating a lacuna in understanding the Qur'an and bringing contemporary readers under the spell of hermeneutical and parochial interpretations. He demonstrates that while this lacuna explains much of the intellectual poverty of traditionalist approaches to Quranic exegesis, the work of the modern Egyptian school of academics marks a sharp departure from the programmed conservatism of Islamist and Salafi exegetics. Through analyses of the writings of these intellectuals, the author shows that a fresh look at the sources and a revolutionary attempt to approach the Qur'an could render tradition itself an impetus for an alternative aesthetics-contextual, open, and unfolding.

How to Approach and Understand the Quran

How to Approach and Understand the Quran
Author: Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo
Publsiher: Al-Basheer Publications & Translations
Total Pages: 291
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781891540066
ISBN 13: 1891540068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Approach and Understand the Quran Book Review: