The Study Quran

The Study Quran
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr,Caner K. Dagli,Maria Massi Dakake,Joseph E.B. Lumbard,Mohammed Rustom
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 2048
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 0062227629
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Study Quran Book Excerpt:

An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world. Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quran conveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text. Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With The Study Quran, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life. With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.

Study Quran The Leather edition

Study Quran  The   Leather edition
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr,Caner K. Dagli,Maria Massi Dakake,Joseph E.B. Lumbard,Mohammed Rustom
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 2048
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 9780061125881
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Study Quran

The Study Quran
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1988
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Study Quran

The Study Quran
Author: Ibn Kathir
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2019-04-20
ISBN: 9781095364802
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Study Quran Book Excerpt:

This is NOT Abridged. This is the complete study of the following Quran Surahs: An-Naba, An-Nazi`at, Abasa, At-Takwir, Al-Infitar, Al-Mutaffifin, Al-Inshiqaq, Al-Buruj, At-Tariq, Sabbih Al-Ala, Al-Ghashiyah, Al-Fajr, Al-Balad, Surah Wash-Shams wa Duhah, Al-Layl, Ad-Duha, Alam Nashrah, Wat-Tin waz-Zaytun, Al-Alaq, Al-Qadr, Al-Bayyinah, Az-Zalzalah, Al-Adiyat, Al-Qariah, At-Takathur, Al-Asr, Al-Humazah, Al-Fil, Quraysh, Al-Maun, Al-Kawthar, Qul ya Ayyuhal-Kafirun, An-Nasr, Tabbat, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq and An-Nas.

The Study of Islamic Origins

The Study of Islamic Origins
Author: Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen,Guillaume Dye,Isaac W. Oliver,Tommaso Tesei
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2021-11-08
ISBN: 3110675498
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Study of Islamic Origins Book Excerpt:

The study of Islam’s origins from a rigorous historical and social science perspective is still wanting. At the same time, a renewed attention is being paid to the very plausible pre-canonical redactional and editorial stages of the Qur'an, a book whose core many contemporary scholars agree to be formed by various independent writings in which encrypted passages from the OT Pseudepigrapha, the NT Apocrypha, and other ancient writings of Jewish, Christian, and Manichaean provenance may be found. Likewise, the earliest Islamic community is presently regarded by many scholars as a somewhat undetermined monotheistic group that evolved from an original Jewish-Christian milieu into a distinct Muslim group perhaps much later than commonly assumed and in a rather unclear way. The following volume gathers select studies that were originally shared at the Early Islamic Studies Seminar. These studies aim at exploring afresh the dawn and early history of Islam with the tools of biblical criticism as well as the approaches set forth in the study of Second Temple Judaism, Christian, and Rabbinic origins, thereby contributing to the renewed, interdisciplinary study of formative Islam as part and parcel of the complex processes of religious identity formation during Late Antiquity.

The Prophet s Heir

The Prophet s Heir
Author: Hassan Abbas
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 0300252056
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prophet s Heir Book Excerpt:

The life and legacy of one of Mohammad’s closest confidants and Islam’s patron saint: Ali ibn Abi Talib Ali ibn Abi Talib is arguably the single most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after prophet Mohammad. Through his teachings and leadership as fourth caliph, Ali nourished Islam. But Muslims are divided on whether he was supposed to be Mohammad’s political successor—and he continues to be a polarizing figure in Islamic history. Hassan Abbas provides a nuanced, compelling portrait of this towering yet divisive figure and the origins of sectarian division within Islam. Abbas reveals how, after Mohammad, Ali assumed the spiritual mantle of Islam to spearhead the movement that the prophet had led. While Ali’s teachings about wisdom, justice, and selflessness continue to be cherished by both Shia and Sunni Muslims, his pluralist ideas have been buried under sectarian agendas and power politics. Today, Abbas argues, Ali’s legacy and message stands against that of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Taliban.

The Caliphate of Man

The Caliphate of Man
Author: Andrew F. March
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN: 0674242742
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Caliphate of Man Book Excerpt:

Islamist thinkers used to debate the doctrine of the caliphate of man, which holds that God is sovereign but has appointed the multitude of believers as His vicegerent. Andrew March argues that the doctrine underpins a democratic vision of popular rule over governments and clerics. But is this an ideal regime destined to survive only in theory?

Modern Approaches to the Study of I j z Al Qur n

Modern Approaches to the Study of I  j  z Al Qur    n
Author: Muhammad Rafii Yunus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Qurʼan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Qur an the Fundamental Law of Human Life Introduction to the study of Qur an

Qur  an  the Fundamental Law of Human Life  Introduction to the study of Qur  an
Author: Syed Anwer Ali
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 546
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Koran
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women and Gender in the Qur an

Women and Gender in the Qur an
Author: Celene Ibrahim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0190063815
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Gender in the Qur an Book Excerpt:

Stories related to gendered social relations permeate the Qur'an, and nearly three hundred verses involve specific women or girls. These stories weave together theology and ethics to reinforce central Qur'anic ideas regarding submission to God and moral accountability. Women and Gender in the Qur'an outlines how women and girls - old, young, barren, fertile, chaste, profligate, reproachable, and saintly-enter Qur'anic sacred history and advance the Qur'an'soverarching didactic aims.

Learning Interreligiously

Learning Interreligiously
Author: Francis X. Clooney SJ
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1506440134
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Interreligiously Book Excerpt:

Learning Interreligiously offers a series of about one hundred short pieces, written online between 2008 and 2016. They are meant for a wide range of readers interested in interreligious dialogue, interreligious learning, and the realities of Hindu-Christian encounter today, and are rich in insights drawn from teaching, travels in America and India, and the author’s research on sacred texts. The author, a Catholic priest who has spent more than forty years learning from Hinduism and observing religion as a plus and minus in today’s world, has much to share with readers. Some pieces were prompted by items in the news, some go deeper into traditions and probe the rich Scriptures and practices going back millennia, some seek simply to provoke fresh thinking, and others invite spiritual reflection. The book is divided into several parts so that readers can focus on individual events that made the news or on longer term and more concerted study. Familiar texts such as the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Qur’an, and key passages from the New Testament will be considered for their spiritual possibilities. Readers will find much here to learn from and respond to as they too consider religion in today’s world.

The Routledge Companion to the Qur an

The Routledge Companion to the Qur an
Author: George Archer,Maria M. Dakake,Daniel A. Madigan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1134635486
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to the Qur an Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to the Qur’an offers an impressive and comprehensive overview of the formative scripture of Islam. Including a wide number of scholarly approaches to the Qur’an by both established authorities and emergent voices, the 40 chapters in this volume represent the latest word on the academic understanding of the Muslim scripture. The Qur’an is spoken of in scholarship across disciplines; it is the beating heart of a living community of believers; it is a work of beauty and a basis for art and culture; it is a profoundly significant historical artifact; and it is a mysterious survivor from the Late Ancient Arabic-speaking world. This Handbook accompanies the reader into the many worlds that the Qur’an lives in, from its ancient settings, to its internal drama, and through the 1,400 years of discussion and debate about its meaning. Bringing diverse approaches to the Qur’an together in one volume The Routledge Companion to the Qur’an represents the vibrancy of the field of Qur’anic Studies today. This Handbook is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies and Islamic studies. It will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as area studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.

Islamic Studies Today Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin

Islamic Studies Today  Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin
Author: Majid Daneshgar,Walid Saleh
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 9004337121
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Studies Today Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin Book Excerpt:

Islamic Studies Today: Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin presents re-readings of and innovative approaches to parts of the qur’anic text itself as well as medieval and modern qur’anic exegesis, its essays based on and inspired by the wide range of research areas and methodologies in which Rippin has been a leading figure.

Sex and the Supreme Court

Sex and the Supreme Court
Author: Saurabh Kirpal
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN: 9389253012
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and the Supreme Court Book Excerpt:

'The Constitution [of India] has within it the ability to produce social catharsis...' At 12.12 p.m. on 6 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India created history by reading down Section 377 - reversing an archaic law laid down by the British in 1860 and decriminalizing homosexuality for the first time in modern India. Yet, this is not the only ruling that the Supreme Court has made in recent times championing the rights of an individual to her or his identity and dignity. From empowering the transgender community and lending teeth to the prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace, to protecting the privacy, rights and dignity of women and minorities on issues such as interfaith marriages, entering the Sabarimala temple, the controversial triple talaq and the striking down of the adultery law - the highest court of the land has firmly placed the individual at the centre of the constitutional firmament, and set a course for progressive societal reform. This remarkable collection of writings by legal luminaries is the only book to offer sharp insights into each of these crucial rulings. Justice M.B. Lokur writes on the issues that affect the transgender community; Justice B.D. Ahmed elucidates on Muslim law in the modern context; and Justice A.K. Sikri addresses the fundamental concept of dignity, which binds together all the essays in this book. Some of the best-known names in Indian law - Mukul Rohatgi, Madhavi Divan, Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju and Saurabh Kirpal - offer legal perspectives of judgements on sex, sexuality and gender. From petitioners like Ritu Dalmia, Keshav Suri and Zainab Patel, we hear personal narratives of being a part of the LGBTQ community in India, while journalist Namita Bhandare provides a powerful account of the struggle against sexual harassment. An unprecedented documentation of the rulings that have set a standard for the rights and liberties of sexual minorities and women in India, Sex and the Supreme Court is also an invaluable record for posterity - for it reveals the power of the country's courts to uphold the privacy, dignity and safety of its citizens.

God in the Qur an

God in the Qur an
Author: Jack Miles
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN: 0525521615
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in the Qur an Book Excerpt:

Who is Allah? What does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacke Miles gives us a deeply probing, revelatory portrait of the world’s second largest, fastest-growing and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion. In doing so, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings, and His resolutely merciful temperament, and he thereby reveals that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from the popular conception of the heart of Islam. So, too, does Miles uncover the spiritual and scriptural continuity of the Islamic tradition with those of Judaism and Christianity, and the deep affinities among the three by setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur’an side by side. In the spirit of his two previous books, God and Christ, and with his characteristic sensitivity, perspicacity and prodigious command of the subject, Miles calls for us all to read another’s scriptures with the same understanding and accommodating eye that we turn upon our own.

Islamic Modernism and the Re Enchantment of the Sacred in the Age of History

Islamic Modernism and the Re Enchantment of the Sacred in the Age of History
Author: Ringer Monica M. Ringer
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN: 1474478751
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Modernism and the Re Enchantment of the Sacred in the Age of History Book Excerpt:

This book is principally a study of the complex relationship of religion to modernity. Monica M. Ringer argues that modernity should be understood as the consequence, not the cause, of the new intellectual landscape of the 19th century. Using the lens of Islamic modernism she uncovers the underlying epistemology and methodology of historicism that penetrated the Middle East and South Asia in this period, both forcing and enabling a recalibration of the definition, nature, function and place of religion. She shows that Muslim Modernists, like their counterparts in other religious traditions, engaged in a sophisticated project of theological reform designed to marry their twin commitments to religion and to modernity. They were in conversation not only with European scholarship and Catholic modernism, but more importantly, with their own complex Islamic traditions.

Interpreting Islam in China

Interpreting Islam in China
Author: Kristian Petersen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0190634340
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Islam in China Book Excerpt:

During the early modern period, Muslims in China began to embrace the Chinese characteristics of their heritage. Several scholar-teachers began to incorporate tenets from traditional Chinese education into their promotion of Islamic knowledge. As a result, some Sino-Muslims established aneducational network, the scripture hall educational system (jingtang jiaoyu), which utilized an Islamic curriculum made up of Arabic, Persian, and Chinese works. The corpus of Chinese Islamic texts written in this system is collectively labeled the Han Kitab. Interpreting Islam in China explores the Sino-Islamic intellectual tradition through the works of some its brightest luminaries, in order to identify and explicate pivotal transitions in their engagement with the Islamic tradition. Three prominent Sino-Muslim authors are used to illustratetransformations within this tradition, Wang Daiyu (1590-1658), Liu Zhi (1670-1724), and Ma Dexin (1794-1874).Kristian Petersen puts these scholars in dialogue and demonstrates the continuities and departures within this tradition. Through an analysis of their writings on the subjects of pilgrimage,scripture, and language, he considers several questions: How malleable are religious categories and why are they variously interpreted across time? How do changing historical circumstances affect the interpretation of religious beliefs and practices? How do individuals navigate multiple sources ofauthority? How do practices inform belief? Overall, he shows, these authors presented an increasingly universalistic portrait of Islam through which Sino-Muslims were encouraged to participate within the global community of Muslims in both theological and experiential spaces. The growing emphasis onperforming the pilgrimage to Mecca, comprehensive knowledge of the Qur'an, and personal knowledge of Arabic further stimulated communal engagement. Petersen demonstrates that the integration of Sino-Muslims within a growing global environment, where international travel and communication wasincreasingly possible, was accompanied by the rising self-awareness of a universally engaged Muslim community.

The Quran with Christian Commentary

The Quran with Christian Commentary
Author: Gordon D. Nickel
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 0310534739
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quran with Christian Commentary Book Excerpt:

Be Equipped to Interact More Fruitfully and Thoughtfully with Muslims The Quran with Christian Commentary offers a unique introduction to the primary religious text of Islam. Alongside a precise modern English translation of the Quran, author Gordon D. Nickel provides in-text notes to explain the meaning of various surahs (chapters) and ayat (verses), their interpretive history and significance in Muslim thought, and similarities and differences when compared to biblical passages. Additional articles on important topics are written by an international team of today's leading experts including: Abraham in the Quran by George Bristow Early Christian Exegesis of the Quran by J. Scott Bridger Tampering with the Pre-Islamic Scriptures by Gordon Nickel Salvation in the Quran by Peter Riddell Fighting and Killing in the Quran by Ayman S. Ibrahim Creation in the Quran by Jon Hoover Calling to Islam (da‘wa) by Matthew Kuiper Apocryphal Details in Quranic Stories by Mateen Elass The Death of Jesus in the Quran by Gordon Nickel Son of God in the Quran by Gordon Nickel Jihad in the Quran by David Cook Moses in the Quran by Gordon Nickel Manuscripts of the Quran by Daniel A. Brubaker Women in the Quran by Linda Darwish The Place of the Scale(s) in the Reckoning by Daniel A. Brubaker Divine Punishment of Unbelievers in This World by David Marshall Shi‘ite Interpretation of the Quran by Linda Darwish The Language of Love in the Quran by Gordon Nickel Allah in the Quran by Mark Anderson Eschatology in the Quran by David Cook Factual, respectful of Muslims, and insightful on issues about which Muslims and Christians disagree, The Quran with Christian Commentary equips Christians to interact more fruitfully with Muslim believers. Professors and students in courses on Islam and the Quran will find this to be an invaluable resource, as will pastors and missionaries who minister among Muslims. Written at a readable level, any Christian who wants to learn more about Islam and the Quran will find it to be a rich and informative introduction.

Medieval Legal and Political Thought

Medieval Legal and Political Thought
Author: Larry May
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN: 1527578143
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Legal and Political Thought Book Excerpt:

Medieval legal and political thought encompasses the period from approximately 500 CE to 1500 CE. The term “Medieval” refers to the legal and political thought from the time of the late Roman Empire to that of the Renaissance. The legal and political thought of the Middle Ages is overwhelmingly characterized by the increasing role that religion played in influencing politics and law. By the high Middle Ages, we find the great theorists, Averroes, Maimonides, and Aquinas linking law to their respective religions of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. This book argues that the so-called Dark Ages had very significant ideas about the law, especially how violence is to be contained, which make this early Medieval period anything but “Dark.” It suggests that the Christianization and Islamization of legal and political thought created almost as many problems as solutions to the increasingly diverse times that arose in the middle of the Middle Ages. The book also shows that the late Middle Ages already held many of the most important legal and political ideas of the Renaissance–showing that there was no clear break from the Medieval to the Modern periods of legal and political thought. Of central importance is the way that the development of the idea of conscience made the natural law theories of the Medieval times a robust set of ideas that is still felt quite strongly today.

Traditional Islamic Ethics The Concept of Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights

Traditional Islamic Ethics  The Concept of Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights
Author: Irfaan Jaffer
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 1648892787
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Islamic Ethics The Concept of Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights Book Excerpt:

"Traditional Islamic Ethics: The Concept of Virtue and its Implications for Human Rights" concentrates on the subject of Islam and modernity and Islam and human rights, a topic that has become popular and relevant with the rise of globalization and the interest in Islamic extremism and human rights. This book distinguishes itself by operating within the framework of the traditional school of thought or ‘Islamic Traditionalism’. In doing so, it draws on Islam’s 1400-year-old spiritual and intellectual tradition and its understanding of ethics and virtue, along with truth, justice, freedom, and equality. This book argues that Islam’s pre-modern approach is indispensable in creating an organic and integral human rights model for Muslims. The first section argues that the current understanding and implementation of international human rights needs to be more flexible and inclusive if it truly aims to be universal in scope; this is because ‘The Universal Declaration’ and its offshoots are still underpinned by secular-liberal principles, and therefore, are at odds with other cultural traditions. To this end, this section critically explores popular human rights histories and contemporary ethical theories that attempt to justify human rights. The second section of this book provides a general overview on the subject of ‘Islam and Human Rights’. After explaining some of the main problems, this section examines various solutions offered by Muslim academics and scholars, focusing on four different types of Muslim responses to modernity and human rights: liberal, progressive, traditional, and fundamentalist. It concludes that there are ‘spaces of convergence’ between modern-liberal ethics and traditional Islamic virtue ethics while maintaining that there are also fundamental differences and that these differences should be welcomed by human rights theorists and advocates. The book’s intended audience is primarily post-graduate students and professional academics in the fields of Human Rights, Ethical Philosophy, and Islamic Studies (modern Islamic thought, Sufism, Islamic theology, Islamic Philosophy, and Traditionalism). It will also appeal to anyone interested in the subject of Islam and modernity in general and Islam and human rights in particular.