Discovering the Qurʼan

Discovering the Qurʼan
A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text

by Neal Robinson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Discovering the Qur'an

Discovering the Qur'an
A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text

by Neal Robinson

  • Publisher : Scm Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aimed at readers wishing to have a better understanding of Islam this book shows how the Qur'an is experienced by Muslims within the community of faith. The author describes the acoustic nature of the text

Exploring the Qur'an

Exploring the Qur'an
Context and Impact

by Muhammad Abdel Haleem

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-04-21
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1786731657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The teachings, style and impact of the Qur'an have always been matters of controversy, among both Muslims and non-Muslims. But in a modern context of intercultural sensitivity, what the Qur'an says and means are perhaps more urgent questions than ever before. This major new book by one of the world's finest Islamic scholars responds to that urgency. Building on his earlier groundbreaking work, the author challenges misinterpretations of particular Qur'anic verses from whatever quarter. He addresses the infamous 'sword' verse, frequently cited as a justification for jihad. He also questions the 'tribute' verse, associated with the Muslim state subjugating Jews and Christians; and the idea of Paradise in the Qur'an, often viewed by the West as emphasising merely physical pleasures, or used by Islamic fighters as their just reward for holy war. The author argues that wrenching the verses out of the context of the whole has led to dangerous ideologies being built on isolated phrases which have then assumed afterlives of their own. This nuanced, holistic reading has vital interfaith ramifications.

Understanding the Qur'an

Understanding the Qur'an
Themes and Style

by Muhammad Abdel Haleem,M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2010-09-30
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0857717650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an
A Book

by Andrew Rippin

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-04-15
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1405178442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Comparing the Qur'an and the Bible

Comparing the Qur'an and the Bible
What They Really Say about Jesus, Jihad, and More

by Rick Richter

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2011-11-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1441237488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Engagement with the Muslim world and Muslim people is inevitable for Christians. After all, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States. But what does the Qur'an really say about things like Jesus, war, and non-Muslims? What does the Bible say on these matters? If Christians are to engage in informed, loving conversation with their Muslim neighbors, they need to be equipped with more than the often-specious talking points they glean from the news or email forwards. Comparing the Qur'an and the Bible offers readers an unprecedented collection of Scriptures and doctrines of both faiths presented side by side for easy study and comparison, covering such key issues as Jesus Abraham creation angels/jinn jihad the fall of humankind predestination ransom for sin/sacrifice grace rebirth God/Allah women marriage and divorce homosexuality suicide resurrection judgment Paradise prayer A brief explanation of each passage in the Qur'an and the Bible is given, as well as biblical answers to Islamic teaching. The book also motivates readers to have hearts for Muslims and seek to bring them to Christ, offering "door openers" to sharing the Good News. This indispensible collection will be treasured by anyone seeking to understand and engage their Muslim neighbors.

Discovering Islam

Discovering Islam
Making Sense of Muslim History and Society

by Akbar S. Ahmed

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-11-01
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1134495439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women and Gender in the Qur'an

Women and Gender in the Qur'an
A Book

by Celene Ibrahim

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0190063815
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stories related to gendered social relations permeate the Qur'an, and nearly three hundred verses involve specific women or girls. These stories weave together theology and ethics to reinforce central Qur'anic ideas regarding submission to God and moral accountability. Women and Gender in the Qur'an outlines how women and girls - old, young, barren, fertile, chaste, profligate, reproachable, and saintly-enter Qur'anic sacred history and advance the Qur'an'soverarching didactic aims.

Islam, a Concise Introduction

Islam, a Concise Introduction
A Book

by Neal Robinson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introductory courses in Islam in universities and colleges often concentrate on the development of Islamic institutions in the classical period. Before embarking on such a course, would-be students would benefit from (1) a discussion of the problems raised by Western perceptions of Islam; (2) a brief panoramic account of Islamic history down to the present; (3) a sympathetic description of Islam as a living faith. All three are provided in this work. General readers, and those who have already embarked on the study of Islam, require a reference work which furnishes them with technical matters such as the structure of Arabic names and the various ways of transliterating Arabic. Their needs are also catered to here.

Prophecy and Power

Prophecy and Power
Muhammad and the Qur'an in the Light of Comparison

by Marilyn Robinson Waldman

  • Publisher : Equinox
  • Release : 2013-09
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781781790304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By the end of the ninth century the Prophet Muhammad had emerged as an incomparable exemplar shared by all Muslim communities. Prophecy and Power offers a rigorous comparative study of both the Prophet Muhammad and the Quran. The book ranges across various issues: the comparative study of prophecy; Quranic comparison as a modality of change; the Prophet as exemplar and foil; and an experiment in comparison between Muhammad and Alinesitouie.

Islam and Science

Islam and Science
A Book

by Muzaffar Iqbal

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 1351764810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title was first published in 2002. This text seeks to provide the necessary background for understanding the contemporary relationship between Islam and modern science. Presenting an authentic discourse on the Islamic understanding of the physical cosmos, Muzaffar Iqbal explores God's relationship to the created world and the historical and cultural forces that have shaped and defined Muslim attitudes towards science. What was Islamic in the Islamic scientific tradition? How was it rooted in the Qur'anic worldview and whatever happened to it? These are some of the facets of this account of a tradition that spans eight centuries and covers a vast geographical region. Written from within, this ground-breaking exploration of some of the most fundamental questions in the Islam and science discourse, explores the process of appropriation and transformation of the Islamic scientific tradition in Europe during the three centuries leading up to the Scientific revolution.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an
A Book

by Andrew Rippin,Jawid Mojaddedi

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2017-05-30
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1118964802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fully revised and updated, the second edition of The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur'ān offers an ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur'ān as a text and as a vital component of Muslim life. While retaining the literary approach to the subject, this new edition extends both the theological and philosophical approaches to the Qur'ān. Edited by the noted authority on the Qur'ān, Andrew Rippin, and Islamic Studies scholar Jawid Mojaddedi, and with contributions from other internationally renowned scholars, the book is comprehensive in scope and written in clear and accessible language. New to this edition is material on modern exegesis, the study of the Qur'ān in the West, the relationship between the Qur'ān and religions prior to Islam, and much more. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur'ān is a rich and wide-ranging resource, exploring the Qur'ān as both a religious text and as a work of literature.

Approaching the Qurʼan

Approaching the Qurʼan
The Early Revelations

by Michael Anthony Sells

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

An Historical Atlas of Islam [cartographic Material]

An Historical Atlas of Islam [cartographic Material]
A Book

by William Charles Brice

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 9789004061163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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God in the Qur'an

God in the Qur'an
A Book

by Jack Miles

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2018-11-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0525521615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Qurʾan, morality and critical reason

The Qurʾan, morality and critical reason
the essential Muhammad Shahrur

by Muòhammad Shaòhråur

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN : 9004171037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents the work and ideas of the Syrian writer Muhammad Shahrur to the English-speaking world. Shahrur is at the moment the most innovative intellectual thinker in the Arab Middle East. Often described as the a ~Martin Luther of Islam,a (TM) he offers a liberal, progressive reading of Islam that aims to counter the influences of religious fundamentalism and radical politics. Shahrura (TM)s innovative interpretation of the Qura (TM)an offers groundbreaking new ideas, based on his conviction that centuries of historical Islam, including scholarship in the traditional Islamic religious sciences, have obscured or even obliterated the Qura (TM)ana (TM)s progressive and revolutionary message. That message is one that has endured through each period of human history in which Islam has existed, encouraging Muslims to apply the most contemporary perspective available to interpret the Qura (TM)ana (TM)s meaning.

The Walking Qur'an

The Walking Qur'an
Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

by Rudolph T. Ware III

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2014-06-16
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1469614316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

The Qur'an and the Bible

The Qur'an and the Bible
Text and Commentary

by Gabriel Said Reynolds

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN : 0300181329
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A groundbreaking comparative study that illuminates the connections between the Qur'ān and the Bible While the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament are understood to be related texts, the sacred scripture of Islam, the third Abrahamic faith, has generally been considered separately. Noted religious scholar Gabriel Said Reynolds draws on centuries of Qur'ānic and Biblical studies to offer rigorous and revelatory commentary on how these holy books are intrinsically connected. Reynolds demonstrates how Jewish and Christian characters, imagery, and literary devices feature prominently in the Qur'ān, including stories of angels bowing before Adam and of Jesus speaking as an infant. This important contribution to religious studies features a full translation of the Qur'ān along with excerpts from the Jewish and Christian texts. It offers a clear analysis of the debates within the communities of religious scholars concerning the relationship of these scriptures, providing a new lens through which to view the powerful links that bond these three major religions.

The Amazing Qur'an

The Amazing Qur'an
A Book

by Gary Miller - XKP

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2015-11-05
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9781519121837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Calling the Qur'an amazing is not something done only by Muslims, who have an appreciation for the book and who are pleased with it; it has been labelled amazing by non-Muslims as well. In fact, even people who hate Islam very much have still called it amazing.This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Ahlulbayt Organization (www.shia.es) is a registered Organization that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization's purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge through a global medium, the Internet, to locations where such resources are not commonly or easily accessible or are resented, resisted and fought! In addition, For a complete list of our published books please refer to our website (www.shia.es) or send us an email to [email protected]

Scientic Miracles of the Qur'an With Signs of Allah in the Heavens and on the Earth

Scientic Miracles of the Qur'an With Signs of Allah in the Heavens and on the Earth
A Book

by Hassan S. Abou-El-Enin

  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release : 2009-11-24
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 1434903362
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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