The Koran A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Michael Cook

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578274

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The Koran has constituted a remarkably strong core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture. Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. He also discusses issues of interpretation for certain key verses, demonstrating that fecundity of the text for readers throughout the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Introduction to the Qur an

Surveying the life, aims, character and inspiration of Muhammad, this classic introduction explains the history, form and chronology of the Qur'an, and gives the views of Muslim and Occidental scholars.

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Author: William Montgomery Watt

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748687626

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Surveying the life, aims, character and inspiration of Muhammad, this classic introduction explains the history, form and chronology of the Qur'an, and gives the views of Muslim and Occidental scholars.

Prophets in the Quran

Who is the 'Horned-One' who holds back Gog and Magog until the Day of Judgement? These are some of the questions answered in the oral sources and Quran commentaries on the stories of the prophets as they are understood by Muslims.

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Author: Brannon M. Wheeler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826449573

Category: Religion

Page: 391

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What was the name of Noah's son who did not survive the Flood? Why do Pharaoh and Haman build the Tower of Babel? For what reasons does Moses travel to the ends of the Earth? Who is the 'Horned-One' who holds back Gog and Magog until the Day of Judgement? These are some of the questions answered in the oral sources and Quran commentaries on the stories of the prophets as they are understood by Muslims. Designed as an introduction to the Quran with particular emphasis on parallels with Biblical tradition, this book provides a concise but detailed overview of Muslim prophets from Adam to Muhammad. Each of the chapters is organized around a particular prophet, including an English translation of the relevant verses of the Quran and a wide selection of classical, medieval and modern Muslim commentaries on those verses. Quran commentaries include references to Sunni and Shi'i sources from Spain, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. An extensive glossary provides an annotated list of all scholarly transmitters and cited texts with suggestions for further reading.This is an excellent book for undergraduate courses, and students in divinity and seminary programmes. Comparisons between the Quran and Bible, and among Jewish, Christian and Islamic exegesis are highlighted. Oral sources, references adapted from apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works, and inter-religious dialogue are all evident throughout these stories of the prophets. This material shows how the Quran and its interpretation are integral to a fuller and more discerning understanding of the Bible and its place in the history of Western religion.

Ulum al Qur an

Chapter 1: The Qur'an and Revelation Chapter 2: Transmission of the Qur'anic Revelation Chapter 3: The Qur'an in Manuscript and Print Chapter 4: Form, Language and Style Chapter 5: Understanding the Text Chapter 6: Interpreting the Text ...

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Author: Ahmad Von Denffer

Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780860376217

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This classic and popular introduction to the sciences developed to interpret and understand Islam's holy book is ideal for all serious students of the Koran. Precise, yet comprehensive, it covers the traditional disciplines, including the meaning and contexts of revelation, the history and transmission of the text, and exegesis, as well as more contemporary topics like the recording of the Koran, the history of Orientalist approaches, and a survey of translations. It ends with a guide for the correct recitation of, and etiquette toward, the Koran. Chapter 1: The Qur'an and Revelation Chapter 2: Transmission of the Qur'anic Revelation Chapter 3: The Qur'an in Manuscript and Print Chapter 4: Form, Language and Style Chapter 5: Understanding the Text Chapter 6: Interpreting the Text Chapter 7: Some Related Issues Chapter 8: Reading and Studying the Qur'an Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamics and Social Anthropology at the Universty of Mainz, where he also attended additional courses in the Department of Missiology. His special interests include Christian-Muslim relations. He has made a number of contributions to scholarly journals and has several publications to his credit. He joined the Islamic Foundation as Research Fellow in 1978 and is presently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich.

An Introduction to the Glorious Quran

This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world.

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Author: Bahram Samii

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312537484

Category: Religion

Page:

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This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Ahlulbayt Organization is a registered Organisation that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. For a complete list of our published books please refer to our website or send us an email .

Introduction to the Holy Qur An

It lends to the book a practical aspect to the approach to the Quran along with the other academic discussions this books entails.

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Author: Abd Al-Rahman Doi

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120721187

Category: Qurʼan

Page: 174

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An important glossary of Arabic and Islamic terms has also been added in order to make the understanding of unfamiliar terms easy for those students who are attempting the study of the Quran for the first time in the English language. Also, a section on the Invitation to the Quran has been included to bring out the fervour and anticipation of any Muslim with regard to the Quran. It lends to the book a practical aspect to the approach to the Quran along with the other academic discussions this books entails.

Bell s Introduction to the Qur n

Surveying the life, aims, character and inspiration of Muhammad, this classic introduction explains the history, form and chronology of the Qur'an, and gives the views of Muslim and Occidental scholars.

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Author: Richard Bell

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000210961

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Surveying the life, aims, character and inspiration of Muhammad, this classic introduction explains the history, form and chronology of the Qur'an, and gives the views of Muslim and Occidental scholars.

The Qur an Quran

"Made in the USA Middletown, DE 25 May 2019"--Last unnumbered page.

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Author: Allah

Publisher:

ISBN: 0954866541

Category:

Page: 820

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English translation of the meanings of the verses of the Qur'an. With Surah Introductions and Appendices - Saheeh International Translation.

An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur aan

This book "presents a detailed and thorough explanation of the sciences related to the history, understanding and implementation of the Qur'aan.

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Author: Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1898649324

Category: Koran

Page: 424

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The Qur an

This new work presents a concise and accessible introduction to the Qur'an.

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Author: Muhammad Abu-Hamdiyyah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134590216

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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This new work presents a concise and accessible introduction to the Qur'an. Muhammad Abu-Hamdiyyah first explores the concept of deity, including the Christian and Jewish understanding of God, and second discusses the Qur'anic message from the perspective of modern knowledge. This is an ideal textbook for students with no prior knowledge of the complexities of the Qur'an's message.

Islam and Qur an

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Author: Murad Hofmann

Publisher: Amana Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123343704

Category: Religion

Page: 217

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The Holy Quran

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Author: Khurshid Ahmad

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041225009

Category: Koran

Page: 113

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The Holy Koran

In this volume A.J. Arberry explains the qualities of the Koran which have made it acceptable to so many people.

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Author: Arthur John Arberry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415440578

Category: Reference

Page: 141

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Despite being revered as the Holy Book by Muslims throughout the world, the Koran is the least known and least understood in the West of all the great religious books. In this volume A J Arberry examines this paradox and explains the qualities of the Koran which have made it acceptable to so many people. The selections have been chosen and arranged to illustrate the religious and ethical message of the Koran.

Introduction to Quranic Arabic

This manual is for self-directed learners who are already familiar with how to write and pronounce the Arabic alphabet.

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Author: Kasem Kharsa

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411675537

Category: Arabic language

Page: 88

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This manual is for self-directed learners who are already familiar with how to write and pronounce the Arabic alphabet. It contains ten simple lessons & corresponding exercises that will give you a basic mastery of Arabic grammer as well as an understanding of the most frequent words found in the Quran. The ultimate aim is that by completing this manual, you will have a beginner/intermediate level fluency of the Quran in its original Arabic form.

The Heart of the Qur an

This new edition, with a new foreword and commentary by Neil Douglas-Klotz, allows the reader to drink from the illuminating fountain of the Holy Qur’an—the foundation of Islamic culture.

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Author: Lex Hixon

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835608220

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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"Neither as Christians or Jews, nor simply as intellectually responsible individuals,"says Hixon, "have members of Western civilization been sensitively educated or even accurately informed about Islam." As tensions between America and the Middle East grow, we should promote cross-cultural understanding, not violence. This new edition, with a new foreword and commentary by Neil Douglas-Klotz, allows the reader to drink from the illuminating fountain of the Holy Qur’an—the foundation of Islamic culture. First published in 1988, Hixon’s poetic meditations on over nine-hundred passages from the Qur’an show that they are not relics from the past but exist in a timeless present, communicating as vividly as when they were first uttered. Through clear and accessible language, Hixon illustrates how the teachings of Islam can be applied to contemporary everyday life issues such as love, relationships, justice, work, and self-knowledge. In addition to the selections themselves, the book contains readable, lively introductions to the tradition of Islam, its basic precepts, and what it says about other religions. As the first such work in English to be written by a Muslim, The Heart of the Qur’an continues to show that Islam is among the great wisdom traditions of humanity.

The Qur an

How do the Qur'an's main themes and ideas relate to and transform earlier Jewish and Christian traditions? Reading this book gives you the tools needed to work with and understand this vital but complex text.

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Author: Nicolai Sinai

Publisher:

ISBN: 074869577X

Category:

Page: 224

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The Qur'an represents both Islam's historical point of origin and its scriptural foundation, inaugurating a new religion and, ultimately, a new civilisation. Yet the text itself can be difficult to understand, and the scholarship devoted to it is often highly technical. This comprehensive introduction to the basic methods and current state of historical-critical Qur'anic scholarship covers all of the field's major questions, such as: Where and when did the Qur'an emerge? How do Qur'anic surahs function as literary compositions? How do the Qur'an's main themes and ideas relate to and transform earlier Jewish and Christian traditions? Reading this book will give you the tools needed to work with and understand this vital but complex text.

The Qur an

This guide is a concise introduction to all aspects of the Qur'an: history, understanding and interpretation, providing: coverage of both pre-modern and modern periods plenty of examples to illustrate key points and aid student ...

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Author: Abdullah Saeed

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041542125X

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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There is much more to the Qur'an than the selective quotations favoured by Islamic fundamentalists. This book provides a student-friendly guide to the many ways in which the Qur'an can be read. Designed for both Muslims and Western non-Muslim students, it examines the Qur'an in Western scholarship as well as giving an overview of the rich interpretive traditions from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day. This guide is a concise introduction to all aspects of the Qur'an: history, understanding and interpretation, providing: coverage of both pre-modern and modern periods plenty of examples to illustrate key points and aid student understanding summaries, timelines and a glossary.