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

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

by Ingrid Mattson
 

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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

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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
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Ingrid Mattson has written a stimulating and scholarly account of Islam, focusing on the Quran. She has a gift for condensing complex material without oversimplifying and her approach, although scholarly, is far from being a dry analysis of well-known historical events and religious debates.? ( Journal of Islamic Studies, September 2009)

• This well-researched, informative, carefully written introduction to the Qur'an by a young Muslim scholar is a sign of the times. Mattson (Hartford Seminary) brings to her work an impressive set of credentials. Readers of whatever stripe will find her introduction a welcome addition to the academic literature on the Qur'an. This is an ideal undergraduate text, but also a useful resource for a general audience. Highly recommended.? (Choice Reviews, October 2008)

'A balanced, academically-based, and well-documented introduction—Mattson throws a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.? (Islamic Horizons)

Library Journal
★ 05/01/2014
An excellent companion resource for study and understanding of the Qur'an.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118257098
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
2 MB

What People are Saying About This

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“It takes rare skill to make an introduction to scripture compelling, but Mattson has done it. Students will find the text fascinating, a delicate balance of highly scholarly material and inviting anecdotes. Scholars will also find the text of interest, particularly its deft compilation of a remarkable breadth of scholarship. Perhaps most importantly, this text is the first full introduction to the study of the Qur’an from the perspective of a Western Muslim woman, bringing the Qur’an alive in ways only someone fully engaged in and sensitive to twenty-first century realities can do.” –Tamara Sonn, College of William & Mary

“The author has been entirely successful in accomplishing her aims: she has written an academically-based, well-documented introduction to the Qur'an which will find wide readership.”
–Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria

Meet the Author

Ingrid Mattson is London and Windsor Chair of Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario. She is a recognized Islamic religious and interfaith leader. She has published numerous articles on Islam, she travels and lectures widely, and is past President of the Islamic Society of North America.

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