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

ISBN-10: 1405122587
ISBN-13: 9781405122580
Edition: 2008
Authors: Ingrid Mattson
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Description: An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur'an, its content, and its place in Muslim society. An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar Examines the  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur'an, its content, and its place in Muslim society. An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar Examines the doctrines contained in the Qur'an, providing a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live Surveys the key themes of the Qur'an, its most significant historical interpretations, and some of the most significant figures who transmitted and taught the sacred scripture over the centuries Considers the influence of the Qur'an on all major aspects of Muslim society, including personal relationships, popular culture, law, art and architecture, political movements, science, and literature Helps the reader to understand the Qur'an, while throwing a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.

Preface
Acknowledgments
God Speaks to Humanity
The Prophet Conveys the Message
The Voice and the Pen
Blessed Words: The Our'an and Culture
What God Really Means: Interpreting the Qur'an
Conclusion: Listening for God
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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