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The Qurʼan : an introduction

Author: Abdullah Saeed
Publisher: London ; New York : Routhledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abdullah Saeed
ISBN: 9780415421249 0415421241 9780415421256 041542125X 9780203938454 0203938453
OCLC Number: 145431783
Description: xvi, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Qurʼan in its context --
Revelation and the Qurʼan --
The Qurʼan as scripture --
Major themes and text types --
The Qurʼan in daily life --
Western scholarship and the Qurʼan --
Translation of the Qurʼan --
The Qurʼan and other scriptures --
Ethico-legal teachings --
Selected exegetical principles and ideas --
Approaches to Qurʼanic exegesis --
Modern interpretation of the Qurʼan.
Responsibility: Abdullah Saeed.
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Designed for both Muslims and Western non-Muslim students this book examines the Qur'an in Western scholarship and provides an overview of its rich interpretive traditions. It is a concise  Read more...

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'It is ideal as a text for serious academic work on the Qur'an. Summing up: Highly recommended.' - Choice

 
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