The Qur'an

The Qur'an
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2008-04-17
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780191574078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'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
Modern Muslim Interpretations

by Massimo Campanini

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-10-04
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1136927638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Qur’an: Modern Muslim Interpretations offers a lucid guide to how Muslims have read the Qur’an in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Massimo Campanini explores early approaches to the understanding of the Qur’an, including that of the Salafis and the construction of the Islamic Renaissance Movement, contrasting the development of traditionalist and ‘scientific’ interpretations and examining the work of the phenomenologists who followed. This lively book explores the radical ideas of Sayyid Qutb and his followers, a significant part of what is known as political Islamism, and investigates the idea of exegesis as a liberation theology, through the work of Esack and Wadud. Students taking courses on the interpretation of the Qur’an will find this an invaluable aid to their study, and it is essential reading for all those interested in how Muslims have understood the Qur’an in the contemporary period.

The Qur'an

The Qur'an
What Everyone Needs to Know®

by Jane McAuliffe

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2020-02-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0190867698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Millions of non-Muslims know the name of the Muslim scripture, whether it is written as "Qur'an" or "Quran" or "Koran." But for most, that is all they know. Many have fallen victim to the mass of misinformation that circulates about the Qur'an. Others may have tried to read the Qur'an, but the text itself is tough to decipher. With no sense of context, chronology, or interpretive history, many would-be readers of the Qur'an quickly give up the effort. As for those trying to find out what the Qur'an says about any particular subject or issue, they, too, soon discover that this is not a simple or straightforward undertaking. A clear, concise introduction to the holy book that guides the lives of 1.6 billion people on our planet, this brief volume opens the world of the Qur'an to interested readers who want to know where this scripture came from and how it has achieved a profound influence in today's world. Writing in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, Jane McAuliffe, one of the world's foremost scholars of the Qur'an, introduces readers to this important text by discussing its origins, structure, themes, interpretations, and what it has to say about a host of critical contemporary issues. Where did the Qur'an come from? Do Muslims believe that the Qur'an is God's own word? How do Muslims study the Qur'an? What does the Qur'an say about God? About family? About ethics? About violence? By answering the questions that many people have about the Qur'an and its role in Muslim faith, this book offers an invaluable resource for anyone who is curious about one of the world's most important faiths.

The Qur'an: The Basics

The Qur'an: The Basics
A Book

by Massimo Campanini

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-12-19
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1317796918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

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 Quʼran as Text

The Quʼran as Text
A Book

by Stefan Wild

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9789004103443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Art of Reciting the Qur'an

The Art of Reciting the Qur'an
A Book

by Kristina Nelson

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2014-11-11
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1477306226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For the Muslim faithful, the familiar sound of the Qurʾanic 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 Qurʾan much as scriptural scholars have studied the Bible, as a collection of written texts. The Art of Reciting the Qurʾan aims at redirecting that focus toward a deeper understanding of the Qurʾan as a fundamentally oral phenomenon. By examining Muslim attitudes toward the Qurʾan, 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 Qurʾanic recitation within the world of Islam. Her landmark work is of importance to all scholars and students of the modern Middle East, as well as ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, linguists, folklorists, and religious scholars.

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 Qur'an

The Qur'an
An Encyclopedia

by Oliver Leaman

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 771
  • ISBN : 9780415326391
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects entries that provide understanding on the Qur'an, it's history, and different interpretations.

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 Collection of the Qur'an

The Collection of the Qur'an
A Book

by John Burton

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780521296526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

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 Origins of the Koran

The Origins of the Koran
Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book

by Ibn Warraq

  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 161592146X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Qur'an

The Qur'an
An Introduction

by Muhammad Abu-Hamdiyyah

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-09-24
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1000158977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Qur'an

Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Qur'an
A Book

by Toshihiko Izutsu

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2002-06-17
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0773524266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A revelation of the guiding spirit of the Islamic moral code.

The Venetian Qur'an

The Venetian Qur'an
A Renaissance Companion to Islam

by Pier Mattia Tommasino

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2018-03-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0812294971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An anonymous book appeared in Venice in 1547 titled L'Alcorano di Macometto, and, according to the title page, it contained "the doctrine, life, customs, and laws [of Mohammed] . . . newly translated from Arabic into the Italian language." Were this true, L'Alcorano di Macometto would have been the first printed direct translation of the Qur'an in a European vernacular language. The truth, however, was otherwise. As soon became clear, the Qur'anic sections of the book—about half the volume—were in fact translations of a twelfth-century Latin translation that had appeared in print in Basel in 1543. The other half included commentary that balanced anti-Islamic rhetoric with new interpretations of Muhammad's life and political role in pre-Islamic Arabia. Despite having been discredited almost immediately, the Alcorano was affordable, accessible, and widely distributed. In The Venetian Qur'an, Pier Mattia Tommasino uncovers the volume's mysterious origins, its previously unidentified author, and its broad, lasting influence. L'Alcorano di Macometto, Tommasino argues, served a dual purpose: it was a book for European refugees looking to relocate in the Ottoman Empire, as well as a general Renaissance reader's guide to Islamic history and stories. The book's translation and commentary were prepared by an unknown young scholar, Giovanni Battista Castrodardo, a complex and intellectually accomplished man, whose commentary in L'Alcorano di Macometto bridges Muhammad's biography and the text of the Qur'an with Machiavelli's The Prince and Dante's Divine Comedy. In the years following the publication of L'Alcorano di Macometto, the book was dismissed by Arabists and banned by the Catholic Church. It was also, however, translated into German, Hebrew, and Spanish and read by an extended lineage of missionaries, rabbis, renegades, and iconoclasts, including such figures as the miller Menocchio, Joseph Justus Scaliger, and Montesquieu. Through meticulous research and literary analysis, The Venetian Qur'an reveals the history and legacy of a fascinating historical and scholarly document.

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.

Mary in the Qur'an

Mary in the Qur'an
A Literary Reading

by Hosn Abboud

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-01-10
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1317917774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Qur'an

The Qur'an
A Translation for the 21st Century

by Adil Salahi

  • Publisher : Islamic Foundation
  • Release : 2019-02-19
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9780860377252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An expressive and moving new translation of the Qur'an, written in simple and straightforward form for the 21st century reader.

Interpreting the Qur'an

Interpreting the Qur'an
Towards a Contemporary Approach

by Abdullah Saeed

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-12-20
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1134215924
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.