Author: Zarzour, Professor Adnan Muhammad
Brand: The Islamic Foundation
Number Of Pages: 576
Release Date: 12-05-2020
Details: Product Description
Over the course of six sections, this rich reference book explores the various areas of Qur’anic studies:
the history of its documentation,
its many disciplines,
the methods of interpretation,
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).
About the Author
Prof Adnan Muhammad Zarzour gained his undergraduate degree from the University of Damascus’ faculty of Shari’a in 1960, and his Masters and PhD from Dār al-'Ulūm, Cairo University. Over a long and productive career, he has taught at numerous universities throughout the Arab world. He is currently a visiting professor at Qatar University. His scholarly work covers a wide spectrum of fields including: Qur’anic and Hadith studies, Islamic theology, intellectual history, scholarly biography, and studies in contemporary political philosophy, covering the topics of human rights, secularism and nationalism.
Adil Salahi is a scholar, author and translator, who has written or translated into English various books on Islam. After working for the BBC Arabic Service for several years, he worked for the Arabic daily, al-Sharq al-Awsat. He continues to publish many Articles in various Publications including , Arab News, a an English daily published in Saudi Arabia. Adil Salahi taught at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, England. His popular biography of the Prophet, Muhammad: Man and Prophet, is widely respected and has been translated into multiple languages.
Package Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 1.3 inches