The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780191574078
ISBN 13: 0191574074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Review:

'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone. 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.

The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Oliver Leaman
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 771
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780415326391
ISBN 13: 0415326397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Review:

Collects entries that provide understanding on the Qur'an, it's history, and different interpretations.

The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Abdullah Saeed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-01-15
ISBN 10: 1134102941
ISBN 13: 9781134102945
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.

God in the Qur an

God in the Qur an
Author: Jack Miles
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 0525521615
ISBN 13: 9780525521617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in the Qur an Book Review:

Who is Allah? What does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacke Miles gives us a deeply probing, revelatory portrait of the world’s second largest, fastest-growing and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion. In doing so, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings, and His resolutely merciful temperament, and he thereby reveals that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from the popular conception of the heart of Islam. So, too, does Miles uncover the spiritual and scriptural continuity of the Islamic tradition with those of Judaism and Christianity, and the deep affinities among the three by setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur’an side by side. In the spirit of his two previous books, God and Christ, and with his characteristic sensitivity, perspicacity and prodigious command of the subject, Miles calls for us all to read another’s scriptures with the same understanding and accommodating eye that we turn upon our own.

Mary in the Qur an

Mary in the Qur an
Author: Hosn Abboud
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 1317917774
ISBN 13: 9781317917779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary in the Qur an Book Review:

Providing an analysis of the complete story of Mary in its liturgical, narrative and rhetorical contexts, this literary reading is a prerequisite to any textual reading of the Qur’an whether juristic, theological, or otherwise. intertextuality between the Old Testament, New Testament and the Qur’an. The Qur’an is an oral event, linguistic phenomenon and great literature. So the application of modern literary theories is essential to have full comprehension of the history of the development of literary forms from pre-Islamic period such as poetry, story telling, speech-giving to the present. In addition, there is a need, from a feminist perspective, to understand in depth why a Christian mother figure such as Mary was important in early Islam and in the different stages of the development of the Qur’an as a communication process between Muhammad and the early Muslim community. Introducing modern literary theories, gender perspective and feminist criticism into Qur’anic scholarship for the first time, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers of Islamic Studies, Qur’anic and New Testament Studies, Comparative Literature and Feminist Theology.

The Collection of the Qur an

The Collection of the Qur an
Author: John Burton
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780521296526
ISBN 13: 0521296528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collection of the Qur an Book Review:

Dr Burton argues that the function of the ascription of the assembly of the Qur'ān to Mohammed's Companions was the deliberate exclusion of the Prophet.

Towards Understanding the Qur an

Towards Understanding the Qur an
Author: Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi
Publsiher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 1408
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 0860376133
ISBN 13: 9780860376132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Understanding the Qur an Book Review:

An immense understanding of the Qur’an is offered here, a vast treasure of knowledge and deep insight and a valuable exposition of some social, political, economic and legal teachings of the Qur’an. But what makes this work unique is that it presents the Qur’an as a book to be lived by. With thousands of notes, an introduction and comprehensive index.

The Art of Reciting the Qur an

The Art of Reciting the Qur an
Author: Kristina Nelson
Publsiher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789774245947
ISBN 13: 9774245946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Reciting the Qur an Book Review:

For the Muslim faithful, the familiar sound of the Qur'anic recitation is the predominant and most immediate means of contact with the Word of God. Heard day and night, on the street, in taxis, in shops, in mosques, and in homes, the sound of recitation is far more than the pervasive background music of daily life in the Arab world. It is the core of religious devotion, the sanctioning spirit of much cultural and social life, and a valued art form in its own right. Participation in recitation, as reciter or listener, is itself an act of worship, for the sound is basic to a Muslim's sense of religion and invokes a set of meanings transcending the particular occasion. For the most part, Westerners have approached the Qur'an much as scriptural scholars have studied the Bible, as a collection of written texts. The Art of Reciting the Qur'an aims at redirecting that focus toward a deeper understanding of the Qur'an as a fundamentally oral phenomenon. Focusing on the Egyptian context, and examining Muslim attitudes toward the Qur'an, the institutions that regulate its recitation, and performer-audience expectations and interaction. Kristina Nelson, a trained Arabist and musicologist, casts new light on the significance of Qur'anic recitation within the world of Islam today. This new edition of a landmark study, with a new postscript, will be welcomed by all scholars and students of the modern Middle East, as well as by ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, linguists, folklorists, and religious scholars. ''This is an important book--a book of cultural translation in the best sense of the word: it translates meaning.'' --Regula Burckhardt Qureshi, Ethnomusicology ''Quite simply, the book changes the way one understands the Qur'an, and it changes the way one listens.'' --Philip D. Schuyler, MESA Bulletin

Understanding the Qur an

Understanding the Qur an
Author: Muhammad Abdel Haleem,M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN 10: 0857717650
ISBN 13: 9780857717658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Qur an Book Review:

The tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur'an. In this important new introduction, Muhammad Haleem examines its recurrent themes - life and eternity, marriage and divorce, peace and war, water and nourishment - and for the first time sets these in the context of the Qur'an's linguistic style. Professor Haleem examines the background to the development of the surahs (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and the construction of the Qur'an itself. He shows that popular conceptions of Islamic attitudes to women, marriage and divorce, war and society, differ radically from the true teachings of the Qur'an.

The Heart of the Qur an

The Heart of the Qur an
Author: Asim Khan
Publsiher: Islamic Foundation
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 9780860377436
ISBN 13: 0860377431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of the Qur an Book Review:

The Heart of the Qur'an is a collection of loving letters sent from God to humanity. The Prophet Noah would plead with his people, saying "I am delivering my Lord's messages to you" [Qur'an 7:62]. With the current paradoxical climate of increasing secularization and the rise of fundamentalism across the world, there is no better time to search for fresh insight and guidance from the Qur'an. The Heart of The Qur'an is a well-researched commentary on Surah Yasin. It is written in simple English and is complete with diagrams and illustrations to create an engaging read. The commentary is profound and inspiring, it masterfully highlights the nuances of the Qur'ān's language and repeatedly draws the reader's attention towards practical changes they can make in their lives.

The Qur an The Basics

The Qur an  The Basics
Author: Massimo Campanini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 1317796918
ISBN 13: 9781317796916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an The Basics Book Review:

This highly topical introduction to the holy book of Islam includes essential reference resources such as a chronology of the revelation, weblinks and extensive guides to further reading. Exploring the Qur'an's reception through history, its key teachings and its place in contemporary thought and belief, the book analyzes: the Qur'an as the word of God its reception and communication by the Prophet Muhammad the structure and language of the text conceptions of God, the holy law and jihad Islamic commentaries on Qur’anic teachings through the ages. The Qur'an: The Basics is a concise and easy-to-read introduction to the text that provides the foundations of Muslim faith, right-living and daily worship.

The Qu ran as Text

The Qu  ran as Text
Author: Stefan Wild
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9789004103443
ISBN 13: 9004103449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qu ran as Text Book Review:

This collection of papers focusses on the literary, the text-linguistic, the intertextual, and the receptional aspects of the Qur anic text. Using modern methodology can open the way towards a more adequate hermeneutical approach to the Qur an.

The Bible and the Qur an

The Bible and the Qur an
Author: John Kaltner,Younus Mirza
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN 10: 0567666034
ISBN 13: 9780567666031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible and the Qur an Book Review:

The Bible and the Qur'an provides an overview of all the figures and groups who are mentioned in both the Bible and the Qur'an. Principal focus centres on the similarities and differences between the presentations of these characters in the two texts, with special emphasis placed on how they appear in the Islamic text. References are also included to how many of the individuals/groups discussed are treated in other Islamic sources. Each figure or group includes: (1) a list of relevant Qur'an passages; (2) a description of how the individual/group is presented in the Islamic Texts; (3) questions and issues to consider; (4) suggestions for further readings. An introductory section provides a basic orientation to the Qur'an and other Islamic sources.

Women in the Qur an

Women in the Qur an
Author: Asma Lamrabet
Publsiher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-07-25
ISBN 10: 184774091X
ISBN 13: 9781847740915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in the Qur an Book Review:

Today, the issue of Muslim women is held hostage between two perceptions: a conservative Islamic approach and a liberal Western approach. At the heart of this debate Muslim women are seeking to reclaim their right to speak in order to re-appropriate their own destinies, calling for the equality and liberation that is at the heart of the Qur'an. However, with few female commentators on the meaning of the Qur'an and an overreliance on the readings of the Qur'an compiled centuries ago this message is often lost. In this book Asma Lamrabet demands a rereading of the Qur'an by women that focuses on its spiritual and humanistic messages in order to alter the lived reality on the ground. By acknowledging the oppression of women, to different degrees, in social systems organized in the name of religion and also rejecting a perspective that seeks to promote Western values as the only means of liberating them, the author is able to define a new way. One in which their refusal to remain silent is an act of devotion and their demand for reform will lead to liberation. Asma Lamarbet is a pathologist in Avicenna Hospital, Rabat, Morocco. She is also an award-winning author of many articles and books tackling Islam and women's issues. Myriam Francois-Cerrah is a writer and broadcaster whose articles have been published in the Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere.

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.

The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Muhammad Abu-Hamdiyyah
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN 10: 1134590210
ISBN 13: 9781134590216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Review:

This new work presents a concise and accessible introduction to the Qur'an. Muhammad Abu-Hamdiyyah first explores the concept of deity, including the Christian and Jewish understanding of God, and second discusses the Qur'anic message from the perspective of modern knowledge. This is an ideal textbook for students with no prior knowledge of the complexities of the Qur'an's message.

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.

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

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.

What the Qur an Meant

What the Qur an Meant
Author: Garry Wills
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1101981032
ISBN 13: 9781101981030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What the Qur an Meant Book Review:

America’s leading religious scholar and public intellectual introduces lay readers to the Qur’an with a measured, powerful reading of the ancient text Garry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur’an Meant, Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur’an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur’an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war? There was a time when ordinary Americans did not have to know much about Islam. That is no longer the case. We blundered into the longest war in our history without knowing basic facts about the Islamic civilization with which we were dealing. We are constantly fed false information about Islam—claims that it is essentially a religion of violence, that its sacred book is a handbook for terrorists. There is no way to assess these claims unless we have at least some knowledge of the Qur’an. In this book Wills, as a non-Muslim with an open mind, reads the Qur’an with sympathy but with rigor, trying to discover why other non-Muslims—such as Pope Francis—find it an inspiring book, worthy to guide people down through the centuries. There are many traditions that add to and distort and blunt the actual words of the text. What Wills does resembles the work of art restorers who clean away accumulated layers of dust to find the original meaning. He compares the Qur’an with other sacred books, the Old Testament and the New Testament, to show many parallels between them. There are also parallel difficulties of interpretation, which call for patient exploration—and which offer some thrills of discovery. What the Qur’an Meant is the opening of a conversation on one of the world’s most practiced religions.