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The Story of the Qur'an : Its History and Place in Muslim Life.

Author: Ingrid Mattson
Publisher: Chicester : Wiley, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This popular introduction by a well-known Islamic scholar has been updated and expanded, offering a balanced portrayal of the Qur'an and its place in historic and contemporary Muslim society. Features new sections on the Qur'an and its relationship to democracy, science, human rights, and the role of womenContains expanded sections on the Qur'an in the life cycle of Muslims, and in Islamic ethics and lawIncorporates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Mattson, Ingrid.
Story of the Qur'an : Its History and Place in Muslim Life.
Chicester : Wiley, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Mattson
ISBN: 9781118257098 111825709X 9781118257104 1118257103
OCLC Number: 827207712
Description: 1 online resource (314 pages)
Contents: The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life; Copyright; Brief Contents; Extended Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; 1 God Speaks to Humanity; God Hears and Responds; Defining the Qur'an; Ancient Origins of the Meccan Sanctuary; The Arabian Context; The Arabic Language; The Jahiliyya: A Time of Lawlessness and Immorality; The Early Life of Muhammad; Muhammad as the Messenger of God; 2 The Prophet Conveys the Message; Historicizing the Qur'an; The Medium and the Message; God Is One. Moral Conduct and Its Ultimate ConsequencesServants of God; Persecution of Believers Past and Present; Establishing a Viable State and a Just Political Order; Building Community; A Door to Heaven Is Closed; 3 The Voice and the Pen; A Sacred Pedigree; Recited and Written; The Prophet and the First Collection of the Qur'an; The Early Generations: Regional Schools of Recitation and the Elaboration of the Mushaf; Standardizing the Curriculum; Qur'anic Recitation and Ritual Life; Breaking the Tradition; The Value of Memorization; Transmission of the Qur'an in the Modern Age; Conclusion. 4 Blessed Words: The Qur'an and CultureThe Qur'an as the Word of God; The Qur'an and Sacred Architecture; The Elevation of the Qur'an; Language, Naming, and Common Expressions; Ritual Purity and Purifying Rituals; Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife; 5 What God Really Means: Interpreting the Qur'an; Exegesis before Hermeneutics; The Epistemological Challenge; Intertextuality: The Isra'iliyyat; Occasions of Revelation; Understanding the Language of the Qur'an; Relating the Sunna to the Qur'an; Deriving Legal Norms from the Qur'an; Consensus and Diversity in Legal Reasoning. Modernity: Making the Words "Reasonable"Some Contested Issues; Inheritance; Wife-beating; Conclusion; 6 Conclusion: Listening for God; Glossary; Bibliography; Index of Qur'anic Citations and References; Index.

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This popular introduction by a well-known Islamic scholar has been updated and expanded, offering a balanced portrayal of the Qur'an and its place in historic and contemporary Muslim society. Features new sections on the Qur'an and its relationship to democracy, science, human rights, and the role of womenContains expanded sections on the Qur'an in the life cycle of Muslims, and in Islamic ethics and lawIncorporates additional images and student features, including a glossary. Supported by an accompanying website (available on publication) hosting a rang.

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