The Quran and its Study Paperback Soft Cover

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The Quran and its Study Paperback Softcover

A contemporary exploration of Qur’anic studies, analysing the various approaches to the Qur’an taken by leading scholars through the centuries.

Ever since its revelation over fourteen hundred years ago, the Qur’an has been the focus of considerable scholarly research. The present work represents one of the finest contemporary examples of Qur’anic scholarship written by a scholar who has spent a lifetime studying and teaching Qur’anic studies. In the course of six rich sections, Prof Adnan Zarzour considers an incredible range of topics including the nature of Qur’anic revelation, the history of the Qur’an’s compilation and documentation,, exploration of the Qur’an’s language, style and the nature of its stylistic inimitability and artistic features and its many disciplines, the methods of interpretation, its inimitability, 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 Dar al-cilium, 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.

Additional Product Information

  • Weight 900g
  • ISBN: 9780860377801
  • Pages: 576
  • Author: Adnan Zarzour
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Imprint: The Islamic Foundation
  • Weight Weight 900g


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