The Qur'an: An Introduction

The Qur'an: An Introduction

by Abdullah Saeed
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415421241

ISBN-13: 9780415421249

Pub. Date: 05/27/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415421249
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/27/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1 1. The Qur’an in Context 2. The Prophet, Prophesy and Revelation 3. The Qur’an as a ‘Book’ Part 2 4. The Qur’an and other Scriptures 5. The Qur’an and Western Scholarship 6. Translations of the Qur’an Part 3 7. The Qur’an and Traditions of the Prophet 8. Principles of Understanding the Qur’an 9. Early Interpretation of the Qur’an 10. Approaches to Interpretation Today 11. Epilogue 12. Bibliography

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