Introduction to the Qur'an

Introduction to the Qur'an


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I.B.Tauris in Association with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

In this book the distinguished Islamic scholar M. A. Draz, one of the Muslim world's most erudite authorities of this century, sets out the fundamental principles of the Qur'an and its much misunderstood and misquoted teachings on gender and women, polygamy, war, faith, Judaism, Christianity and the many other issues on which the Qur'an pronounces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848856899
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/20/2011
Series: London Qur'an Studies
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

M.A. Draz obtained his doctorate at the Sorbonne in Paris, before returning to Cairo where he became Professor of Islamic Studies at Al Azhar University. At his death in 1958 he had established himself as one of the world's leading Islamic scholars. Professor Abdel Haleem is Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and Director of its Centre of Islamic Studies, at the University of London. He has previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Cairo and is the author of Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Styles (I.B.Tauris 1999).

Table of Contents

• Preface
• Background History
• The Early Life of the Prophet
• The Composition of the Revealed Text
• How the Qur’anic Doctrine was Announced to the World
• The Qu’ran from its Three Main Aspects: Religion, Morality and Literature
• Truth, or the Religious Element
• Goodness, or the Moral Element
• Beauty, or the Literary Element
• The Origin of the Qu’ran
• Meccan Sources of the Qu’ran
• Medinan Sources of the Qu’ran
• Conclusion
• Notes
• Index

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