Approaching the Qur n

Approaching the Qur    n
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching the Qur n Book Excerpt:

"Approaching the Qur'an captures the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras, or chapters, of the Qur'an, the sacred scripture of Islam. Michael Sells presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic suras associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. In the second edition, Sells offers a new translation and commentary on the Sura of the Compassionate (al-Rahmān), which holds a special place within Islamic devotion and literature. Additionally, a new preface addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur'an in Americna universities."--Publisher.

Approaching the Qur an

Approaching the Qur  an
Author: Sells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781883991265
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching the Qur an Book Excerpt:

Presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic chapters, or suras, associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Most of these early revelations appear at the end of the written text and are commonly reached only by the most resolute reader of existing English translations. These suras contain some of the most powerful prophetic and revelatory passages in religious history. They offer the vision of a meaningful and just life that anchors the religion of one-fifth of the world's inhabitants. The book is enriched by the inclusion of a CD recording of Quranic reciters chanting several of the early suras, allowing readers an opportunity to hear the Qur'an in its original form.

Approaching the Qur an

Approaching the Qur  an
Author: Michael Anthony Sells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching the Qur an Book Excerpt:

Presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic chapters, or suras, associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Most of these early revelations appear at the end of the written text and are commonly reached only by the most resolute reader of existing English translations. These suras contain some of the most powerful prophetic and revelatory passages in religious history. They offer the vision of a meaningful and just life that anchors the religion of one-fifth of the world's inhabitants. The book is enriched by the inclusion of a CD recording of Quranic reciters chanting several of the early suras, allowing readers an opportunity to hear the Qur'an in its original form.

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur n

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur   n
Author: Jane Dammen McAuliffe,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2006-11-23
ISBN: 9780521539340
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur n Book Excerpt:

An introduction to the Qur'an (Koran), a text that has guided the lives of millions.

The Lost Art of Scripture

The Lost Art of Scripture
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 0345812360
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Art of Scripture Book Excerpt:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK In this timely and important book, one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs examines the lost art of Scripture as a medium to lift humanity and change our perception of reality while evading logical explanation. Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture--the holy texts at the centre of all religious traditions--may not be immediately obvious in our secular world but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of most of today's controversies over religion. In this timely and important book, one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs examines the meaning of Scripture. Today holy texts are not only used selectively to underwrite sometimes arbitrary and subjective views: they are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behaviour that are divinely ordained--they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this fascinating trawl through millennia of religious history, this peculiar reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon--and in many ways, a reaction to a hostile secular world. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools for the individual to connect with the divine, to transcend their physical existence, and to experience a higher level of consciousness that helped them to engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. Scripture was not a "truth" that had to be "believed." Armstrong argues that only if the world's religious faiths rediscover such an open and spiritual engagement with their holy texts can they curtail the arrogance, intolerance and violence that flows from a narrow reading of Scripture as truth.

Contemporary Approaches to the Qur an and its Interpretation in Iran

Contemporary Approaches to the Qur  an and its Interpretation in Iran
Author: Ali Akbar,Abdullah Saeed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1000709795
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Approaches to the Qur an and its Interpretation in Iran Book Excerpt:

This book sets out how contemporary Iranian scholars have approached the Qurʾān during recent decades. It particularly aims to explore the contributions of scholars that have emerged in the post 1979-revolution era, outlining their primary interpretive methods and foundational theories regarding the reading of the Qurʾān. Examining issues such as the status of women, democracy, freedom of religion and human rights, this book analyses the theoretical contributions of several Iranian scholars, some of which are new to the English-speaking academy. The hermeneutical approaches of figures such Abdolkarim Soroush, Muhammad Mojtahed Shabestari, Mohsen Kadivar, Hasan Yousefi-Eshkevari, Abolqasem Fanaie and Mostafa Malekian are presented and then analysed to demonstrate how a contextualist approach to the Qu’ran has been formed in response to the influence of Western Orientalism. The effect of this approach to the Qu’ran is then shown to have wide-ranging effects on Iranian society. This study reveals Qu’ranic thought that has been largely overlooked by the West. It will, therefore. Be of great use to academics in Religious, Islamic and Qurʾānic studies as well as those studying the culture of Iran and the Middle East more generally.

The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife

The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife
Author: Yujin Nagasawa,Benjamin Matheson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN: 1137486090
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife Book Excerpt:

This unique Handbook provides a sophisticated, scholarly overview of the most advanced thought regarding the idea of life after death. Its comprehensive coverage encompasses historical, religious, philosophical and scientific thinking. Starting with an overview of ancient thought on the topic, The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife examines in detail the philosophical coherence of the main traditional notions of the nature of the afterlife including heaven, hell, purgatory and rebirth. In addition (and breaking with traditional conceptions) it also explores the most recent exciting advance – digital models. Later sections include analysis of various possible metaphysical accounts that might make sense of the afterlife (including substance dualism, emergent dualism and materialism) and the science of near death experiences as well as the links between human psychology and our attitude to the afterlife. Key features: • Grounded in the most advanced philosophical, theological and scientific thinking • Contributions by eminent scholars from the world’s top universities • Balanced treatment of fundamental issues that are relevant to everyone • Diverse approaches ranging from the religious to the scientific, from the optimistic to the pessimistic • A major section on the meaning of the afterlife which includes chapters on fear, purpose, evil, and issues regarding identity The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife is essential reading for scholars, researchers and advanced students researching attitudes to and effects of beliefs about death and life after death from philosophical, historical, religious, psychological and scientific perspectives.

The Qur n in Context

The Qur    n in Context
Author: Angelika Neuwirth,Nicolai Sinai,Michael Marx
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2009-10-26
ISBN: 9047430328
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur n in Context Book Excerpt:

By addressing various aspects of the Qur'?n's linguistic and historical context and offering close readings of selected passages in the light of Jewish, Christian, and ancient Arabic literature, the volume seeks to stimulate a new interaction between literary and historical scholarship.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur an

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur an
Author: Andrew Rippin,Jawid Mojaddedi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1118964802
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur an Book Excerpt:

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur'ān offers an ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur'ān as a text and as a vital component of Muslim life. While retaining the literary approach to the subject, this new edition extends both the theological and philosophical approaches to the Qur'ān. Edited by the noted authority on the Qur'ān, Andrew Rippin, and Islamic Studies scholar Jawid Mojaddedi, and with contributions from other internationally renowned scholars, the book is comprehensive in scope and written in clear and accessible language. New to this edition is material on modern exegesis, the study of the Qur'ān in the West, the relationship between the Qur'ān and religions prior to Islam, and much more. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur'ān is a rich and wide-ranging resource, exploring the Qur'ān as both a religious text and as a work of literature.

A Perspective on the Signs of Al Quran

A Perspective on the Signs of Al Quran
Author: Saeed Malik
Publsiher: Saeed Malik
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2009-09-24
ISBN: 1439239622
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Perspective on the Signs of Al Quran Book Excerpt:

It is clear in every page of this brilliant work that it was written from a heartfelt perspective. A must read for every student of life, love, spirituality, and of course the Quran."--Whitney Cannon, founder Taleef Collective, Fremont, California.

How to Read the Qur an

How to Read the Qur an
Author: Carl W. Ernst
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-12-05
ISBN: 0807869074
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Qur an Book Excerpt:

For anyone, non-Muslim or Muslim, who wants to know how to approach, read, and understand the text of the Qur'an, How to Read the Qur'an offers a compact introduction and reader's guide. Using a chronological reading of the text according to the conclusions of modern scholarship, Carl W. Ernst offers a nontheological approach that treats the Qur'an as a historical text that unfolded over time, in dialogue with its audience, during the career of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Voice the Word the Books

The Voice  the Word  the Books
Author: F. E. Peters
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 069119047X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Voice the Word the Books Book Excerpt:

Jews, Christians, and Muslims all believe that their Scriptures preserve God's words to humanity, and that those words were spoken uniquely to them. In The Voice, the Word, the Books, F. E. Peters leads readers on an extraordinary journey through centuries of written tradition to uncover the human fingerprints on the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Quran, sacred texts that have enriched millions of lives. Bringing the latest Biblical and Quranic scholarship to a general audience, Peters explains how these three powerfully influential books passed from God's mouth, so to speak, to become the Scriptures that we possess today. He reveals new insights into their origins, contents, canonization, and the important roles they have played in the lives of their communities. He explores how they evolved through time from oral to written texts, who composed them and who wrote them, as well as the theological commonalities and points of disagreement among their adherents. Writing in the comparative style for which he is renowned, Peters charts the transmission of faith from the spoken word to the printed page, from the revelations on Sinai and Mount Hira to Mamluk ateliers in Cairo and Gutenberg's press in Mainz. Peters is an acknowledged expert who has written extensively on these three great world religions, each of them an inheritor of the faith of Abraham. Published in conjunction with an exhibit at the British Library, this illustrated book includes beautiful images of the rare editions on exhibit and constitutes Peters's most ambitious and illuminating examination yet of the sacred texts that so inform civilization both East and West.

The Qur an in the Malay Indonesian World

The Qur an in the Malay Indonesian World
Author: Majid Daneshgar,Peter G. Riddell,Andrew Rippin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN: 1317294769
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an in the Malay Indonesian World Book Excerpt:

The largely Arabo-centric approach to the academic study of tafsir has resulted in a lack of literature exploring the diversity of Qur'anic interpretation in other areas of the Muslim-majority world. The essays in The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian World resolve this, aiming to expand our knowledge of tafsir and its history in the Malay-Indonesian world. Highlighting the scope of Qur'anic interpretation in the Malay world in its various vernaculars, it also contextualizes this work to reveal its place as part of the wider Islamic world, especially through its connections to the Arab world, and demonstrates the strength of these connections. The volume is divided into three parts written primarily by scholars from Malaysia and Indonesia. Beginning with a historical overview, it then moves into chapters with a more specifically regional focus to conclude with a thematic approach by looking at topics of some controversy in the broader world. Presenting new examinations of an under-researched topic, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic studies and Southeast Asian studies.

The al Baqara Crescendo

The al Baqara Crescendo
Author: Nevin Reda
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN: 0773548882
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The al Baqara Crescendo Book Excerpt:

Recent manuscript evidence from al-Jami` al-Kabir in ?an ‘a’ suggests that the Qur’an took its final shape well before 671 CE. Irrespective, however, of who composed it or when it was compiled, questions remain about whether the Qur’an followed any kind of preconceived plan or compositional schema that makes sense in today’s world. In The al-Baqara Crescendo, Nevin Reda introduces a bold new avenue of research: the poetics of Qur'anic narrative structure. Focusing on Surat al-Baqara, the longest and most challenging of the suras, she explores the beauty and rationale behind the Qur'an’s unusual organization. Reda argues that the sura – often dismissed by Muslim traditionalists and Orientalist critics as a baffling collection of disjointed material – can be appreciated as a coherent composition if it is approached as a spoken text. Calling attention to oral organizational techniques such as repetition, this book’s repertoire of figures showcases Surat al-Baqara’s ingenious layout and pinpoints the sophisticated meanings that are embedded within it. Incorporating insights from literary theory and Biblical studies, the author advances inclusivity and intercultural bridge-building in the study of scripture. In an engaging narrative that is bound to captivate and challenge the reader, Reda communicates a deep love and thorough command of her subject, all while presenting a significant new development in Islamic feminist hermeneutics.

Qur an Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Qur an  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
Author: Oxford University Press
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN: 9780199804184
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qur an Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Book Excerpt:

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

UNDERSTANDING THE HOLY QURAN SOME REFLECTIONS

UNDERSTANDING THE HOLY QURAN  SOME REFLECTIONS
Author: PROF. MASOOD AHMAD
Publsiher: Dar Al Kotob Al Ilmiyah دار الكتب العلمية
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 2745173472
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UNDERSTANDING THE HOLY QURAN SOME REFLECTIONS Book Excerpt:

The Qur an

The Qur an
Author: Jane McAuliffe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-02-03
ISBN: 0190867698
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an Book Excerpt:

Millions of non-Muslims know the name of the Muslim scripture, whether it is written as "Qur'an" or "Quran" or "Koran." But for most, that is all they know. Many have fallen victim to the mass of misinformation that circulates about the Qur'an. Others may have tried to read the Qur'an, but the text itself is tough to decipher. With no sense of context, chronology, or interpretive history, many would-be readers of the Qur'an quickly give up the effort. As for those trying to find out what the Qur'an says about any particular subject or issue, they, too, soon discover that this is not a simple or straightforward undertaking. A clear, concise introduction to the holy book that guides the lives of 1.6 billion people on our planet, this brief volume opens the world of the Qur'an to interested readers who want to know where this scripture came from and how it has achieved a profound influence in today's world. Writing in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, Jane McAuliffe, one of the world's foremost scholars of the Qur'an, introduces readers to this important text by discussing its origins, structure, themes, interpretations, and what it has to say about a host of critical contemporary issues. Where did the Qur'an come from? Do Muslims believe that the Qur'an is God's own word? How do Muslims study the Qur'an? What does the Qur'an say about God? About family? About ethics? About violence? By answering the questions that many people have about the Qur'an and its role in Muslim faith, this book offers an invaluable resource for anyone who is curious about one of the world's most important faiths.

The Literary Qur an

The Literary Qur an
Author: Hoda El Shakry
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN: 0823286371
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary Qur an Book Excerpt:

The novel, the literary adage has it, reflects a world abandoned by God. Yet the possibilities of novelistic form and literary exegesis exceed the secularizing tendencies of contemporary literary criticism. Showing how the Qurʾan itself invites and enacts critical reading, Hoda El Shakry’s Qurʾanic model of narratology enriches our understanding of literary sensibilities and practices in the Maghreb across Arabophone and Francophone traditions. The Literary Qurʾan mobilizes the Qurʾan’s formal, narrative, and rhetorical qualities, alongside embodied and hermeneutical forms of Qurʾanic pedagogy, to theorize modern Maghrebi literature. Challenging the canonization of secular modes of reading that occlude religious epistemes, practices, and intertexts, it attends to literature as a site where the process of entextualization obscures ethical imperatives. Engaging with the Arab-Islamic tradition of adab—a concept demarcating the genre of belles lettres, as well as social and moral comportment—El Shakry demonstrates how the critical pursuit of knowledge is inseparable from the spiritual cultivation of the self. Foregrounding form and praxis alike, The Literary Qurʾan stages a series of pairings that invite paratactic readings across texts, languages, and literary canons. The book places twentieth-century novels by canonical Francophone writers (Abdelwahab Meddeb, Assia Djebar, Driss Chraïbi) into conversation with lesser-known Arabophone ones (Maḥmūd al-Masʿadī, al-Ṭāhir Waṭṭār, Muḥammad Barrāda). Theorizing the Qurʾan as a literary object, process, and model, this interdisciplinary study blends literary and theological methodologies, conceptual vocabularies, and reading practices.

Holy Bible Holy Koran 2

Holy Bible Holy Koran 2
Author: David Alalade
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2015-12-05
ISBN: 132972237X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holy Bible Holy Koran 2 Book Excerpt:

David Alalade's exploratory sequel to the critically well-received and boldly original non-fiction debut 'Holy Bible Holy Koran: Side By Side', reveals a darker collection of testimonies, commandments, and startling revelations, that aim to remedy and resolve the sinister and dysfunctional qualities of the human spirit. The author returns with his signature bag of stylistic tricks; blending rapid summations and cunning insight, with cool neutrality. Contained within a visual style smartly composed of single paragraphs on facing pages, Biblical on the left, Koranic on the right. The authors brilliant take and viewpoint on comparative religion is slowly gaining a global readership.

Encyclopedia of Islam

Encyclopedia of Islam
Author: Juan Eduardo Campo
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438126964
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Islam Book Excerpt:

Explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today.