Discovering the Qur'an: A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text

Discovering the Qur an A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text This latest edition of Discovering the Qur an includes a new preface by the author Used by students around the world as a reliable guide to reading a translation of the Qur an it shows how the Qur an

  • Title: Discovering the Qur'an: A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text
  • Author: Neal Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781589010246
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • This latest edition of Discovering the Qur an includes a new preface by the author Used by students around the world as a reliable guide to reading a translation of the Qur an, it shows how the Qur an is experienced by Muslims, describing the rhythmic and rhyme scheme structures, the context in which it is heard, the part played by learning by heart, and the importance ofThis latest edition of Discovering the Qur an includes a new preface by the author Used by students around the world as a reliable guide to reading a translation of the Qur an, it shows how the Qur an is experienced by Muslims, describing the rhythmic and rhyme scheme structures, the context in which it is heard, the part played by learning by heart, and the importance of calligraphy It is also about the Qur an and its relationship to Muhammed, as well as helping to divine the ordering of the surahs or chapters In an English speaking world newly sensitized to Islam and its believers, Discovering the Qur an will be an invaluable tool to greater understanding.

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    • Mark says:

      Very good careful technical introduction to the way the Qur'an works as a text, with particular attention to the sound of words. Contains a useful summary and rebuttal of the Hagarism thesis. Adopts a more conservative attitude to textual criticism than more radical western scholars (arguing for instance that the Surahs are not a mere patchwork of editorial activity). Persuasively argues for a single author (skirting around the Muslim claim for the divine nature of the author!) while helpfully s [...]

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