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Approaching the Qurʼán : the early revelations

Author: Michael Anthony Sells
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : White Cloud Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Approaching the Qur'án is a major event in religious publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur'án, the sacred scripture of Islam. In this second edition, Sells introduces important new translations of suras and a new preface that addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur'an in American universities. Approaching the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sells, Michael Anthony.
Approaching the Qurʼán.
Ashland, Or. : White Cloud Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006033918
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Anthony Sells
ISBN: 9780979384066 0979384060
OCLC Number: 726828775
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 236 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Approaching the Qurʼán --
Glossary of Arabic terms --
The early Suras with commentary --
The Sura of the compassionate --
Hearing the Qurʼan : the call to prayer and six Suras --
Sound, spirit, and gender in the Qurʼan.
Other Titles: Qurʼán
Qurʼan.
Responsibility: introduced and translated by Michael Sells.

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Approaching the Qur'án is a major event in religious publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur'án, the sacred scripture of Islam. In this second edition, Sells introduces important new translations of suras and a new preface that addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur'an in American universities. Approaching the Qur'án presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic suras associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Most of these early revelations appear at the end of.

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