The Origins of the Koran

The Origins of the Koran
Author: Ibn Warraq
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 161592146X
ISBN 13: 9781615921461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of the Koran Book Review:

This volume rejects the notion that Islam's sacred text is error free and cannot be critically evaluated. The study of the Koran must develop and mature. Scholars of Islam are of course familiar with the book's many errors and contradictions, but these inherent flaws have rarely been revealed to a wider public. The Origins of the Koran is an attempt to remedy this deficiency by bringing together classic critical essays which raise key issues surrounding Islam's holy book.Divided into four parts, this important anthology begins with Theodor Nöldeke's first truly scientific study of the Koran. Part Two focuses on the difficulty of establishing a reliable Koranic text, while Part Three examines the Jewish, Christian, and Zoroastrian sources of Muhammad's revelation. Part Four is a consideration of the controversial interpretations of contemporary scholar John Wansbrough, who questions the historical reliability of the earliest Islamic sources.This superb collection, which includes additional selections from Leone Caetani, Arthur Jeffery, David Margoliouth, Andrew Rippin, C.C. Torrey, and more, will prove indispensable to scholars and all those interested in the textual underpinning of one of the fastest growing religions in the world.Ibn Warraq is the highly acclaimed author of Why I Am Not a Muslim and Defending the West. He is also the editor of The Origins of the Koran, What the Koran Really Says, Leaving Islam, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, and Which Koran'.

The Koran in English

The Koran in English
Author: Bruce B. Lawrence
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0691209219
ISBN 13: 9780691209210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Koran in English Book Review:

The untold story of how the Arabic Qur'an became the English Koran For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century. To many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation, yet English translations are growing in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the centuries-long quest to translate the Qur'an's lyrical verses—and to make English itself an Islamic language. A translation saga like no other, this panoramic book looks at cyber Korans, versions by feminist translators, and even a graphic Qur'an by the acclaimed visual artist Sandow Birk.

Understanding the Koran

Understanding the Koran
Author: Mateen Elass
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-08-19
ISBN 10: 0310298601
ISBN 13: 9780310298601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Koran Book Review:

What You Should Know about Islam’s Holy Book How is it like the Bible? How is it different? Why is it important? Muslims believe the Koran exists as a literal book in heaven and was dictated to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. It is only the length of the New Testament, yet a fifth of the world claims it is the complete revelation of God. To most Americans, though, the Koran remains a mystery. Did you know that the Koran teaches the virgin birth and miracle-filled, prophetic ministry of Jesus? Claims to fully embrace his teachings? Reveres Abraham, Moses, Jonah, and other biblical prophets? Find out how the Koran resembles the Bible—and the drastic ways in which it differs. Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating essential grasp of Islam’s holy book: where it came from, what it teaches, how Muslims view it, and how the Allah of the Koran compares with the God of the Bible. Cherished as the final, perfect revelation of God’s will by 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, the Koran has become a part of American life. Today, those who read and memorize it may work in your town, shop where you shop, or send their children to the same school your kids attend. What do you know about the holy book that shapes the lives and eternal destinies of your neighbors and a fifth of the world’s population? While some similarities exist between the Koran and the Bible, the differences are striking. Written by a pastor who was born to a Muslim father and raised in Saudi Arabia, Understanding the Koran gives you a fascinating, easy-to-understand overview that will show you: •Why the background behind the Koran is important •How the Koran came into existence •A summary of the main teachings of the Koran, including what it says about Jesus and the crucifixion •Similarities and differences between Muslim and Christian views of God •What the Koran teaches about Jihad and holy war •What the Koran teaches about heaven and hell More than furnishing you with an essential grasp of Islam’s holy book, Understanding the Koran points you to the one thing that can draw your Muslim friends to Jesus—his love, demonstrated to them through you. Discussion questions enable you to use this book in group studies

The Everything Koran Book

The Everything Koran Book
Author: Duaa Anwar
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-10-07
ISBN 10: 1440537909
ISBN 13: 9781440537905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Recent events have caused tremendous interest in the Muslim religion, yet very few people understand its important tenets, as outlined in its holy book, the Koran. The Everything Koran Book, written by Duaa Anwar-an Egyptian Muslim raised in the United Arab Emirates-is your essential reference to understanding the principle teachings of Allah, as revealed in the 114 chapters of the Koran. Offering a wealth of information on the history and significance of this holy book--as well as important translations and interpretations of key passages--The Everything Koran Book helps you discover the fundamental truths behind this 1,400-year-old religion. Readers learn to: Comprehend the true teachings of the Muslim faith Discern truth from fiction Interpret Muslim symbols Know how Muslims celebrate holy days Understand Muslim law and social practices Grasp the Koran's teachings on the hereafter The Everything Koran Book is your one-stop resource for understanding and appreciating this sacred text of the Muslim faith.

Secrets of the Koran

Secrets of the Koran
Author: Don Richardson
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-06-23
ISBN 10: 1441266976
ISBN 13: 9781441266972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of the Koran Book Review:

Forget all those evening news sound bites or diplomatically correct half-truths about the Koran and the religion of Islam. If you want to know what the Koran is really about, you have to know what it really says. Don Richardson gives you a nitty-gritty inside look at the Koran, helping to separate fact from fiction. These hard-hitting observations are not the author's opinion based on what he thinks the Koran seems to imply. Muslim boys are indoctrinated in military camps. Madrasa schools force memorization and repetition of the Koran, particularly those verses that promise heavenly rewards for martyrdom. It took courage to write this serious, documented, and well-sourced book. But the price of truth is courage, regardless of one's religion.

The Koran

The Koran
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:224641453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Koran A Very Short Introduction

The Koran  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Michael Cook
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2000-02-25
ISBN 10: 0191578274
ISBN 13: 9780191578274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Koran A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

The Koran has constituted a remarkably strong core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture. Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. He also discusses issues of interpretation for certain key verses, demonstrating that fecundity of the text for readers throughout the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Koran For Dummies

The Koran For Dummies
Author: Sohaib Sultan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-03-04
ISBN 10: 1118053982
ISBN 13: 9781118053980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Koran For Dummies Book Review:

With the current turmoil in the Middle East, there is a growing interest about Islam—the world’s second largest religion and one of the fastest growing—and its holy book, the Koran (or Qur’an). Now, with this easy-to-follow, plain-English guide, you can explore the history, structure, and basic tenets of Islam’s sacred scripture. The Koran For Dummies is for non-Muslims interested in the Koran as well as Muslims looking to deepen their understanding. Islamic scholar Sohaib Sultan provides a clear road map, revealing: The meaning of Koran and its basic message The Koran’s place in history and in Islamic spiritual life Explanations of its language, structure, and narrative style How to live by the Koran’s teachings The Koran’s role in key global issues, such as Jihad vs. terrorism Different interpretations of the Koran No other book provides such a straightforward look at what the Koran says, how it says it, and how believers live according to its guidance. From how the Koran was received by Mohammed and how it was compiled to how it’s interpreted by Islam’s two main branches, you’ll see how to put the Islamic faith in perspective. Plus, you’ll discover: What the Koran really says about women and civil law How Islam relates to Judaism and Christianity The Koran’s view of God, prophets, mankind, and the self How its teachings are lived and recited every day by devout Muslims Common misconceptions of the Koran How to raise a family the Koranic way Complete with lists of important passages, Koranic terminology, famous quotes, and further reading resources, The Koran For Dummies makes it easy and enjoyable for you to grasp the teachings and significance of Islam's holy book.

The Syro Aramaic Reading of the Koran

The Syro Aramaic Reading of the Koran
Author: Christoph Luxenberg
Publsiher: Verlag Hans Schiler
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 3899300882
ISBN 13: 9783899300888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Syro Aramaic Reading of the Koran Book Review:

Throughout its history the Koran has presented problems of interpretation. Some scholars estimate that at least a quarter of the text is obscure in meaning, not only for Western translators but even native Arabic speakers, who struggle with the archaic vocabulary that is no longer used in modern Arabic. In this in-depth study of the language of the Koran, scholar Christoph Luxenberg dispels much of the mystery surrounding numerous hitherto unclear passages. The key, as Luxenberg shows exhaustively, is to understand that Aramaic--the language of most Middle Eastern Jews and Christians of the pre-Islamic era--had a pervasive influence on the development of the Arabic text of the Koran. For a thousand years preceding the advent of Islam, Aramaic (or Syriac as it was sometimes called) was the lingua franca of many parts of the Near East. It was the native language of the first Christian evangelists and the main liturgical language of the early Christian churches from Syria to Iran. Based on this historical context and a profound knowledge of Semitic languages, Luxenberg clarifies many thorny textual puzzles. Perhaps his most interesting argument is that the passage often translated as referring to the "virgins" that are believed to greet the departed faithful in paradise was long ago misunderstood. In fact, knowledge of ancient Christian hymns in Aramaic suggests that the word in question refers to "grapes" that the departed will enjoy in a paradisiacal garden. Luxenberg discusses many other similar fascinating instances where Aramaic vocabulary and concepts influenced the text of the Koran This highly erudite work makes a significant contribution to the study of the Koran and the history of Islamic origins.

The Koran

The Koran
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 0486119084
ISBN 13: 9780486119083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Koran Book Review:

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.

The Koran

The Koran
Author: George Sale
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2010-10-20
ISBN 10: 0557656478
ISBN 13: 9780557656479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Koran Book Review:

Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed, translated into English immediately from the original Arabic; with explanatory notes, taken from the most approved commentators. To which is prefixed a preliminary discourse. By George Sale. The first scholarly translation of the Qur'an into English. Reproduction of 1734 Edition.

Opening the Qur an

Opening the Qur an
Author: Walter H. Wagner
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2010-07-02
ISBN 10: 0268096546
ISBN 13: 9780268096540
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.

The Koran in the Light of Christ

The Koran in the Light of Christ
Author: Giulio Basetti-Sani
Publsiher: Franciscan Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:39000003241408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Bruce Lawrence
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2008-03-18
ISBN 10: 1555849288
ISBN 13: 9781555849283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Review:

A “timely and provocative” biography of Islam’s foundational text: “The history of the book is a map of the world we live in today” (Tribune-Review). Few books in history have been as poorly understood as the Qur’an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur’an is the unmediated word of Allah: a ritual, political, and legal authority; an ethical and spiritual guide; and a literary masterpiece that inspires devotion, passion, fear, and sometimes incomprehension. In The Qur’an, historian and Islamic Studies professor Bruce Lawrence shows precisely how the Qur’an is the embodiment of Islam. He describes the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia and explains why the Qur’an is memorized and recited by devout Muslims. Lawrence also discusses the Qur’an’s commentators and doubters and assesses its tremendous influence on today’s societies and politics. Above all, Lawrence emphasizes that the Qur’an is a sacred book of signs that cannot be reduced to a single, obvious message. It is a book that demands interpretation and one that can be properly understood only through its long and storied history. “An important work for those seeking to understand—and defend—Islam.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Holy Koran

The Holy Koran
Author: A.J. Arberry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 1135030294
ISBN 13: 9781135030292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holy Koran Book Review:

Despite being revered as the Holy Book by Muslims throughout the world, the Koran is the least known and least understood in the West of all the great religious books. In this volume A J Arberry examines this paradox and explains the qualities of the Koran which have made it acceptable to so many people. The selections have been chosen and arranged to illustrate the religious and ethical message of the Koran.

The History of the Qur n

The History of the Qur    n
Author: Theodor Nöldeke,Gotthelf Bergsträßer,Friedrich Schwally,Otto Pretzl
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN 10: 9004228799
ISBN 13: 9789004228795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Qur n Book Review:

This first complete translation of Theodor Nöldeke’s The History of the Qur??n offers a foundational work of modern Qur’anic studies to the English-speaking public. Nöldeke’s original publication, as revised and expanded over nearly three quarters of a century by his scholarly successors, Friedrich Schwally, Gotthelf Bergsträsser and Otto Pretzl, remains an indispensable resource for any scholarly work on the text of the Qur??n.

Oriental Mysticism

Oriental Mysticism
Author: Edward Henry Palmer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1136268820
ISBN 13: 9781136268823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oriental Mysticism Book Review:

This study of Persian theology utilizes a manuscript by "Aziz bin Mohammed Nafasi", first published in 1867. The book describes both the basic tenets of the sufis and the "Ahl i wahdat", formerly a branch of Sufism.

The Koran

The Koran
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2008-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780199537327
ISBN 13: 0199537321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Koran Book Review:

The Koran is a book apart, not only as Holy Scripture for Muslims, but as the supreme classic of Arabic literature. In its 114 Suras, or chapters, it comprises the total of revelations believed to have been communicated to the prophet Muhammad as a final expression of God's will and purpose for man. The revelations were received over a number of years, the first dating from AD 610, the last shortly before Muhammad's death in AD 632, and the definitive canon was established some twenty years later. The Koran is neither prose nor poetry but a unique fusion of both. In his attempt to convey the sublime rhetoric of the original, Professor Arberry has carefully studied the intricate and richly varied rhythms which - apart from the message itself - serve to explain the Koran's undeniable claim to rank among the greatest literary masterpieces of mankind. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

An Apology for Mohammed and the Koran

An Apology for Mohammed and the Koran
Author: John Davenport
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1869
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044037776952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Qur an A Philosophical Guide

The Qur an  A Philosophical Guide
Author: Oliver Leaman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 147421620X
ISBN 13: 9781474216203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an A Philosophical Guide Book Review:

Assuming no prior knowledge, The Qur'an: A Philosophical Guide is an introduction to the Qur'an from a philosophical point of view. Oliver Leaman's guide begins by familiarizing the readers with the core theories and controversies surrounding the text. Covering key theoretical approaches and focusing on its style and language, Leaman introduces the Qur'an as an aesthetic object and as an organization. The book discusses the influence of the Qur'an on culture and covers its numerous interpreters from the modernizers and popularizers to the radicals. He presents a close reading of the Qur'an, carefully and clearly presenting a variety of philosophical interpretation verse-by-verse. Explaining what the philosopher is arguing, relating the argument to a particular verse, and providing the reader with the means to be part of the discussion, this section includes: - Translated extracts from the text - A range of national backgrounds and different cultural and historic contexts spanning the classical and modern period, the Middle East, Europe and North America - Philosophical interpretations ranging from the most Islamophobe to the extreme apologist - A variety of schools of thought and philosophers such as Peripatetic, Illuminationist, and Sufi. Written with clarity and authority and showing the distinct ways a variety of thinkers have sought to understand the text, The Qur'an: A Philosophical Guide introduces readers to the value of interpreting the Qur'an philosophically.