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How to Read is a personal master class that brings you face-to-face with the work of some of the most influential and challenging texts in history.
The Qur’an is the scripture of Islam, sacred to over one billion Muslims worldwide. It is regarded by Muslims as the direct word of God, timeless and unchanged. Muslims turn to the Qur’an not only for prayer and worship but also to understand the essence of their relationship with God. Mona Siddiqui considers how the Qur’an has been understood by Muslims in the intellectual traditions of Islam as well as in popular worship. She explores the “big themes” of prophecy, law, sin, and salvation, and what the Qur’an teaches about the particular place of Islam as God’s last revelation in human history. Siddiqui’s central concern is that Muslims must look to the Qur’an to breathe new life into the social and ethical relations between Muslims and non-Muslims.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Series:||How to Read|
|Product dimensions:||4.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Mona Siddiqui is a professor of Islamic studies and public understanding at the University of Glasgow. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Arts.
Simon Critchley is a best-selling author and the Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, Bowie, Memory Theatre and Suicide.