Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Style - London Qur'an Studies (Paperback)
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Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Style - London Qur'an Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/09/2010
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The tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur'an. In this important new introduction, Muhammad Haleem examines its recurrent themes - life and eternity, marriage and divorce, peace and war, water and nourishment - and for the first time sets these in the context of the Qur'an's linguistic style. Professor Haleem examines the background to the development of the surahs (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and the construction of the Qur'an itself. He shows that popular conceptions of Islamic attitudes to women, marriage and divorce, war and society, differ radically from the true teachings of the Qur'an.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781845117894
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 418 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


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'Has a breadth of reading and attention to style that readers will welcome ... Articulately presents ways in which contemporary Muslims understand their scriptures.' - Choice; 'Understanding the Qur'an is a priceless book, and I use it enthusiastically for my classes. For many of my students, Muhammad Abdel Haleem's introduction is their first contact with Qur'an interpretation, so it is really important to be able to assign them such an excellent piece of scholarship that is so easily readable and accessible.' - Natana J. DeLong-Bas, Lecturer in Theology, Boston College, and Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Brandeis University

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“Excellent read”

If you want to gain a deeper understanding of the themes that run through the Holy Book than this book is clear, concise and informative! Excellent buy

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