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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-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)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface     vi
Acknowledgments     ix
God Speaks to Humanity     1
The Prophet Conveys the Message     25
The Voice and the Pen     75
Blessed Words: The Qur'an and Culture     137
What God Really Means: Interpreting the Qur'an     175
Conclusion: Listening for God     220
Glossary     235
Bibliography     239
Index     252

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“Ingrid Mattson offers fresh, thoughtful, and learnedinsights into the Qur’an that are rich in scholarly andhistorical detail, cultural depth and breadth, and personalmeaning.  This book will enlighten and engage the novicereader as well as those already familiar with the Qur’an. Irecommend it as an excellent companion to the study of Islam or theQur’an itself.”—Marcia Hermansen, LoyolaUniversity Chicago

“Dr. Ingrid Mattson takes her readers, effortlessly,through the Qur'an with her eloquent 'zen' like writing style. Thebook takes its readers on a journey of discovery into Islam's HolyScripture. It is an excellent introduction for students of Islam aswell as non-academic circles as it touches upon the personneleffects of the Qur'an on the believer and its impact on society andculture at the same time maintaining a historical perspective ofits formation.”—Khaled Keshk, DePaulUniversity

“In The Story of the Qur’an, Second Edition,Professor Ingrid Mattson achieves a rare synthesis of cutting-edgescholarship and Islamic piety. With the Holy Qu’ran as herguide and lens, Dr. Mattson graciously introduces the reader toIslam in all its major facets, from its origins to the present.This valuable book – written by one of the great leaders ofNorth American Islam – should be must-reading for Muslims,Christians, Jews, and all who would understand the Qu’ran andits followers. Recommended for university, Church, Synagogue, andMosque classes and reading groups.”—Rabbi BurtonL. Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary


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