Major Themes of the Qur'an

Major Themes of the Qur'an
Second Edition

by Fazlur Rahman

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2009-06-15
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0226702863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this introduction to the Qur'an, Fazlur Rahman unravels its complexities on themes such as God, society, revelation, and prophecy.

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 Story of the Qur'an

The Story of the Qur'an
Its History and Place in Muslim Life

by Ingrid Mattson

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-07
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 111825709X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Major Themes of the Quran

Major Themes of the Quran
A Book

by Fazlur Rahman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9780882970271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Thematic Commentary on the Qurʼan

A Thematic Commentary on the Qurʼan
A Book

by Muḥammad Ghazali

  • Publisher : International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 804
  • ISBN : 1565642600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a multi-faith world, Islam is widely regarded as dogmatic and exclusivist. Yet in the Qur’an we have a great and worthy example of how to live in diversity, of powerful scriptural tenets that lend themselves precisely to engagement with those of other faiths. As such Islam has much to add to the debate on Religious Pluralism. For Muslims the issue is a delicate one. Aside from being tolerant and respectful of other faiths, advocating freedom of faith, and peaceful coexistence for all humanity, Muslims have to intellectually engage on matters of religious truth whilst defending the validity of their own Islamic tenets. This study is focused on the Qur’anic text. It explores the Qur’anic conception of normative religious pluralism with a view to providing answers to questions such as whether the Qur’an itself regards normative religious pluralism as a value system or simply a method through which the Qur’anic world view can be actualized. In doing so the author corrects some highly controversial misquoted, mistranslated, and/or quoted out of context verses of the Qur’an, including the so-called verse of the sword and the perception of not taking non-Muslims as friends. In reality, the Qur’an calls for freedom of faith and peaceful coexistence, but condemns oppression, religious persecution, and those who initiate hostilities. In this way it not only invokes human dignity, but restores it when it is violated.

Approaching the Qurʼán

Approaching the Qurʼán
The Early Revelations

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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.

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ān

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ān
A Book

by Jane Dammen McAuliffe,Cambridge University Press

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-11-23
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9780521539340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An introduction to the Qur'an (Koran), a text that has guided the lives of millions.

Coherence in the Qur'an

Coherence in the Qur'an
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : The Other Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9675062851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Reading the Qur'an

Reading the Qur'an
The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam

by Ziauddin Sardar

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-08-30
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0199836752
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading public intellectuals--laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.

Islamic Theological Themes

Islamic Theological Themes
A Primary Source Reader

by John Renard

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2014-05-31
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN : 0520281888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comprised of primary sources assembled from a broad chronological and geographic spectrum, Islamic Theological Themes is a comprehensive anthology of primary Islamic sacred texts in translation. The volume includes rare and never before translated selections, all freshly situated and introduced with a view to opening doors into the larger world of Islamic life, belief, and culture. From pre-theological material on the scriptural end of the spectrum, to the more practical material at the other, John Renard broadens our concepts of what counts as “Islamic theology,” situating Islamic theological literature within the context of the emerging sub-discipline of Relational/Comparative Theology. Divided into five parts, students and scholars will find this collection to be an indispensible tool.

Religion and State

Religion and State
The Muslim Approach to Politics

by Leon Carl Brown

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780231120395
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The image of Islam as an aggressive and xenophobic religion has long prevailed and can at times appear to be substantiated by current affairs. This work challenges this conventional view, with a historical overview ranging from Islam's early centuries to the present day.

The Koran For Dummies

The Koran For Dummies
A Book

by Sohaib Sultan

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-03-04
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1118053982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses
A Novel

by Salman Rushdie

  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 2010-12-31
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780307367761
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.

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

Islam, Modernity and a New Millennium

Islam, Modernity and a New Millennium
Themes from a Critical Rationalist Reading of Islam

by Ali Paya

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-02-02
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1351615599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the world becomes increasingly globalised Islam faces some important choices. Does it seek to "modernise" in line with the cultures in which it is practised, or does it retain its traditions even if they are at odds with the surrounding society? This book utilizes a critical rationalist viewpoint to illuminate many of the hotly contended issues in modern Islam, and to offer a fresh analysis. A variety of issues within Islam are discussed in this book including, Muslims and modernity; Islam, Christianity and Judaism; approaches to the understanding of the Quran; Muslim identity and civil society; doctrinal certainty and violent radicalism. In each case, the author makes use of Karl Popper’s theory of critical rationalism to uncover new aspects of these issues and to challenge post-modern, relativist, literalist and justificationist readings of Islam. This is a unique perspective on contemporary Islam and as such will be of significant interest to scholars of Religious Studies, Islamic Studies and the Philosophy of Religion.

Qur'an and the Just Society

Qur'an and the Just Society
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2018-03-21
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1474417191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the diverse uses of conspiracy theory in Egyptian fiction over the last century

Allah

Allah
God in the Qur'an

by Gabriel Said Reynolds

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0300246587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A concise and illuminating portrait of Allah from one of the world's leading Qur'anic scholars The central figure of the Qur'an is not Muhammad but Allah. The Qur'an, Islam's sacred scripture, is marked above all by its call to worship Allah, and Allah alone. Yet who is the God of the Qur'an? What distinguishes the qur'anic presentation of God from that of the Bible? In this illuminating study, Gabriel Said Reynolds depicts a god of both mercy and vengeance, one who transcends simple classification. He is personal and mysterious; no limits can be placed on his mercy. Remarkably, the Qur'an is open to God's salvation of both sinners and unbelievers. At the same time, Allah can lead humans astray, so all are called to a disposition of piety and fear. Allah, in other words, is a dynamic and personal God. This eye-opening book provides a unique portrait of the God of the Qur'an.

The Moral World of the Qur'an

The Moral World of the Qur'an
A Book

by M.A. Draz

  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book analyzes for the first time in English the ethical theory that underpins Qur'anic legislation by providing a classification of specific verses in which Islam's holy book discusses moral issues. The principal purpose of this book is to demonstrate the ways in which the Qur'an theoretically and practically provides the moral code to which Muslims around the world adhere. The author divides his analysis into a survey of Qur'anic attitudes towards the basic ethical issues of obligation and responsibility, issues of moral psychology such as motivation and intention, as well as matters of social ethics such as the function of law in society. He then explores the meanings of individual morality, morality within the family and civil society, and the relationship of morality to the idea of the state.

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Luke Timothy Johnson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010-03-01
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780199745999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As ancient literature and a cornerstone of the Christian faith, the New Testament has exerted a powerful religious and cultural impact. But how much do we really know about its origins? Who were the people who actually wrote the sacred texts that became part of the Christian Bible? The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction authoritatively addresses these questions, offering a fresh perspective on the underpinnings of this profoundly influential collection of writings. In this concise, engaging book, noted New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson takes readers on a journey back to the time of the early Roman Empire, when the New Testament was written in ordinary Greek (koine) by the first Christians. The author explains how the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, and Revelation evolved into the canon of sacred writings for the Christian religion, and how they reflect a reinterpretation of the symbolic world and societal forces of first-century Greco-Roman and Jewish life. Equally important, readers will find both a positive and critical reading of the New Testament--one that looks beyond its theological orientation to reveal an often-surprising diversity of viewpoints. This one-of-a-kind introduction engages four distinct dimensions of the earliest Christian writings--anthropological, historical, religious, and literary--to provide readers with a broad conceptual and factual framework. In addition, the book takes an in-depth look at compositions that have proven to be particularly relevant over the centuries, including Paul's letters to the Corinthians and Romans and the Gospels of John, Mark, Matthew, and Luke. Ideal for general readers and students alike, this fascinating resource characterizes the writing of the New Testament not as an unknowable abstraction or the product of divine intervention, but as an act of human creativity by people whose real experiences, convictions, and narratives shaped modern Christianity.