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.

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ān

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ān
A Book

by Jane Dammen McAuliffe

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-11-23
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 0521831601
  • 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.

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ān

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ān
A Book

by Jane Dammen McAuliffe

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-11-23
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1107494850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the living scriptural heritage of more than a billion people, the Qur'an (Koran) speaks with a powerful voice. Just as other scriptural religions, Islam has produced a long tradition of interpretation for its holy book. Nevertheless, efforts to introduce the Qur'an and its intellectual heritage to English-speaking audiences have been hampered by the lack of available resources. The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an seeks to remedy that situation. In a discerning summation of the field, Jane McAuliffe brings together an international team of scholars to explain its complexities. Comprising fourteen chapters, each devoted to a topic of central importance, the book is rich in historical, linguistic and literary detail, while also reflecting the influence of other disciplines. For both the university student and the general reader, The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an provides a fascinating entrée to a text that has shaped the lives of millions for centuries.

The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad

The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad
A Book

by Jonathan E. Brockopp

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-04-19
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 113982838X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the Messenger of God, Muhammad stands at the heart of the Islamic religion, revered by Muslims throughout the world. The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad comprises a collection of essays by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field exploring the life and legacy of the Prophet. The book is divided into three sections, the first charting his biography and the milieu into which he was born, the revelation of the Qur'ān, and his role within the early Muslim community. The second part assesses his legacy as a law-maker, philosopher, and politician and, finally, in the third part, chapters examine how Muhammad has been remembered across history in biography, prose, poetry, and, most recently, in film and fiction. Essays are written to engage and inform students, teachers, and readers coming to the subject for the first time. They will come away with a deeper appreciation of the breadth of the Islamic tradition, of the centrality of the role of the Prophet in that tradition, and, indeed, of what it means to be a Muslim today.

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an
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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

The Cambridge Companion to Sufism

The Cambridge Companion to Sufism
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by Lloyd Ridgeon

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-12-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1107018307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book traces the evolution of Sufism from the formative period to the present.

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam
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by Juliane Hammer,Omid Safi

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-08-12
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : 1107002419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the past and present of American Muslim communities. Chapters discuss demographics, political participation, media, cultural and literary production, conversion, religious practice, education, mosque building, interfaith dialogue, and marriage and family, as well as American Muslim thought and Sufi communities. No comparable volume exists to date.

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.

How to Read the Qur'an

How to Read the Qur'an
A New Guide, with Select Translations

by Carl W. Ernst

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 2011-12-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0807869074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy
A Book

by Cambridge companion to philosophy

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780521520690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An accessible introduction to Arabic philosophy from the 'classical' period to later Islamic thought.

Islam and Suicide Attacks

Islam and Suicide Attacks
A Book

by Pieter Nanninga

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-10-31
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN : 9781108712651
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Element explores the disputed relationship between Islam and suicide attacks. Drawing from primary source material as well as existing scholarship from fields such as terrorism studies and religious studies, it argues that Islam as a generic category is not an explanatory factor in suicide attacks. Rather, it claims that we need to study how organisations and individuals in their particular contexts draw tools such as Islamic martyrdom traditions, ritual practices and perceptions on honour and purity from their cultural repertoire to shape, justify and give meaning to the bloodshed.

Decoding the Egalitarianism of the Qur'an

Decoding the Egalitarianism of the Qur'an
Retrieving Lost Voices on Gender

by Abla Hasan

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2019-10-28
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 179360990X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume challenges a long history of normalizing patriarchal approaches to the Qur’an and calls for a questioning of the interpretive credibility of many inherited Qur’anic commentaries. The author presents a fresh reading of the sacred text and Islamic teaching traditions as the rediscovery of a lost humanitarian and gender-egalitarian textual richness that has been poorly and loosely handled for centuries. The book stresses the importance of reviewing the interpretive linguistic choices that jurists and exegetes over the last fourteen centuries have adopted to semantically reshape the Qur’anic text. The vigilant reading the author provides of carefully chosen texts and commentaries suggests that many interpretive approaches to the Qur’an are dominated by sociopolitical factors alien to the intrinsic values of the text itself. More importantly, inconsistencies across putatively sound books of tafsīr indicate that the Qur’anic text often suffers from historical and systematic drainage of its humanitarianism, gender-egalitarianism, and religious pluralism.

The Qur'an and Its Exegesis

The Qur'an and Its Exegesis
Selected Texts with Classical and Modern Muslim Interpretations

by Helmut Gatje

  • Publisher : ONEWorld Publications
  • Release : 1996-09
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This classic text brings together a unique collection of commentaries, tranlsated from the original Arabic, on some of the key passages of the Qur'an. Presenting the views of a broad range of commentators, both classical and modern, it focuses on such topics as God, Muhammad, revelation, and Muslim beliefs and duties, in addition to covering mystical, philosophical and Shi'ite quranic exegesis 'The Qur'an and its Exegesis' offers an unparalleled overview of Muslim thinking through the ages and around the world, and remains an essential component of the libraries of all students of Islam and comparative religion.

The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle

The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle
A Book

by JONATHAN AUTOR BARNES

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1995-01-27
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9780521422949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most accessible and comprehensive guide to Aristotle currently available.

The Cambridge Companion to Miracles

The Cambridge Companion to Miracles
A Book

by Graham H. Twelftree

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0521899869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The miracle stories of the founders and saints of the major world religions have much in common. Written by international experts, this Companion provides an authoritative and comparative study of miracles in not only Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism, but also, indigenous religions. The authors promote a discussion of the problems of miracles in our largely secular culture, and of the value of miracles in religious belief. The miracles of Jesus are also contextualized through chapterson the Hebrew Bible, classical culture to the Romans, Second Temple and early rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. This book provides students with a scholarly introduction to miracles, which also covers philosophical, medical and historical issues"--

An Introduction to the Baha'i Faith

An Introduction to the Baha'i Faith
A Book

by Peter Smith

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2008-04-07
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 0521862515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Baha'i faith has some five million adherents around the world. It preaches the oneness of God, the unity of all faiths, universal education and the harmony of all people, but has no priesthood and few formal rituals. In this book Peter Smith traces the development of the Baha'i faith from its roots in the Babi movement of mid-nineteenth century Iran to its contemporary emergence as an expanding worldwide religion. • Explores the textual sources for Baha'i belief and practice, theology and anthropology and understanding of other religions. • Covers the concept of the spiritual path, Baha'i law and administration and aspects of community life. • Examines the Baha'i's social teachings and activities in the wider world. This introduction will be of particular interest to students of new religious movements, Middle East religions, and comparative religion and for those studying short courses on the Baha'i faith.

What is “Islamic” Art?

What is “Islamic” Art?
Between Religion and Perception

by Wendy M. K. Shaw

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-10-31
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1108474659
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An alternate approach to Islamic art emphasizing literary over historical contexts and reception over production in visual arts and music.

The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
A Book

by Stephen B. Chapman,Marvin A. Sweeney

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-07-12
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0521883202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume features an impressive array of leading biblical scholars and presents an illuminating and lively cross-section of this traditional field of study. Treating core topics and changing methodologies within twenty-three comprehensive chapters, this Companion provides an outstanding introduction to the historical origins and literary character of the canonical literature.

The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology

The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology
A Book

by Tim Winter

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2008-05-22
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1107494419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This series of critical reflections on the evolution and major themes of pre-modern Muslim theology begins with the revelation of the Koran, and extends to the beginnings of modernity in the eighteenth century. The significance of Islamic theology reflects the immense importance of Islam in the history of monotheism, to which it has brought a unique approach and style, and a range of solutions which are of abiding interest. Devoting especial attention to questions of rationality, scriptural fidelity, and the construction of 'orthodoxy', this volume introduces key Muslim theories of revelation, creation, ethics, scriptural interpretation, law, mysticism, and eschatology. Throughout the treatment is firmly set in the historical, social and political context in which Islam's distinctive understanding of God evolved. Despite its importance, Islamic theology has been neglected in recent scholarship, and this book provides a unique, scholarly but accessible introduction.

The Qur'an

The Qur'an
An Introduction

by Abdullah Saeed

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-01-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1134102933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.