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The Qur'an and Its Study: An In-depth Explanation of Islam's Sacred Scripture

Date: May 19, 2020
Сategory: Religion
ISBN: 0860377806
Language: English
Number of pages: 576 pages
Format: EPUB
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Over the course of six sections, this rich reference book explores the various areas of Qur’anic studies:

1. its language,
2. the history of its documentation,
3. its many disciplines,
4. the methods of interpretation,
5. its inimitability,
6. and finally, as a work of art.

The themes explored also include the impact of the Qur’an on Islamic civilisation, as well as the various classical sub-disciplines of Qur’anic studies, including the study of the variant readings (qirā’āt), the reasons for revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl), and abrogation (naskh).

Unlike some other works, Prof Zarzour also explores contemporary scholarship on the Qur’an, notably through a critical evaluation of modern tendencies such as the claim that the Qur’an contains scientific miracles, and an evaluation of some of the most recognised modern works of Qur’anic commentary (tafsir).

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