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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The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life / Edition 1

This wonderful introduction to the Qur'an offers an insightful and authoritative description of the book at the heart of Muslim life. Written by a well known Islamic expert, this book is a knowledgeable account of the doctrines contained in the Qur'an and provides a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and his revelation, the book then moves on to survey the key themes of the Qur'an, the most significant historical interpretations, and some of the most important figures who transmitted and taught the sacred scripture over the centuries. The vital influence of the Qur'an on all major aspects of Muslim society, such as personal relationships, popular culture, law, at and architecture, political movements, science and literature is also explored. This book helps the reader to understand the Qur'an, while throwing a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.

About the Author:
Ingrid Mattson is a Professor at the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary

Product Details

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)

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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