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The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life / Edition 1
     

The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life / Edition 1

by Ingrid Mattson
 

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ISBN-10: 1405122587

ISBN-13: 9781405122580

Pub. Date: 02/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur’an, its content, and its place in Muslim society.

  • An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar
  • Examines the doctrines contained in the Qur’an, providing a comprehensive explanation

Overview

An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur’an, its content, and its place in Muslim society.

  • An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar
  • Examines the doctrines contained in the Qur’an, providing a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live
  • Surveys the key themes of the Qur’an, its most significant historical interpretations, and some of the most significant figures who transmitted and taught the sacred scripture over the centuries
  • Considers the influence of the Qur’an on all major aspects of Muslim society, including personal relationships, popular culture, law, art and architecture, political movements, science, and literature
  • Helps the reader to understand the Qur’an, while throwing a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405122580
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. God Speaks to Humanity.

2. The Prophet Conveys the Message.

3. The Voice and the Pen.

4. Blessed Words: The Qur’an and Culture.

5. What God Really Means: Interpreting the Qur’an.

6. Listening for God.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index

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