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Publisher Comments:

This wonderful introduction to the Qur’an offers an insightful and authoritative description of the book at the heart of Muslim life. Written by a well known Islamic expert, this book is a knowledgeable account of the doctrines contained in the Qur’an and provides a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live.

Beginning with the life of Muhammad and his revelation, the book then moves on to survey the key themes of the Qur’an, the most significant historical interpretations, and some of the most important figures who transmitted and taught the sacred scripture over the centuries. The vital influence of the Qur’an on all major aspects of Muslim society, such as personal relationships, popular culture, law, art and architecture, political movements, science, and literature is also explored.

This book helps the reader to understand the Qur’an, while throwing a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.

Book News Annotation:

Having taught a graduate introductory course on the Qur'an for many years, Mattson (Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations, Hartford Seminary, US) presents a written introduction to the Islamic scripture designed to be accessible to lay readers, but also referenced heavily enough to serve as a starting gate for readers destined for a specialized academic study of it. She discusses the origin and history of the book, its role in society and Islamic scholarship, and methods of interpreting it. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur'an, its content, and its place in Muslim society.

About the Author

Ingrid Mattson is a Professor at the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary. She has published numerous articles on Islam and is on the editorial board of The Muslim World. She travels and lecturers widely and is President of the Islamic Society of North America.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. God Speaks to Humanity.

2. The Prophet Conveys the Message.

3. The Voice and the Pen.

4. Blessed Words: The Qur’an and Culture.

5. What God Really Means: Interpreting the Qur’an.

6. Listening for God.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405122573
Author:
Mattson, Ingrid
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Author:
Mattson
Subject:
Islam - Koran & Sacred Writings
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Koran
Subject:
Islam-Quran
Copyright:
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9.03x6.37x.83 in. 1.17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur'an, its content, and its place in Muslim society.
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