The Qur'an: The Basics
Translated by Oliver Leaman
Published February 20th 2007 by Routledge – 168 pages
Series: The Basics
This highly topical introduction to the holy book of Islam includes essential reference resources such as a chronology of the revelation, weblinks and extensive guides to further reading.
Exploring the Qur'an's reception through history, its key teachings and its place in contemporary thought and belief, the book analyzes:
The Qur'an: The Basics is a concise and easy-to-read introduction to the text that provides the foundations of Muslim faith, right-living and daily worship.
1. Islam and the Qur'an 2. Structure and Composition 3. God, Humanity and Faith 4. The Qur'an and the Qur'anic Sciences 5. Contemporary Approaches to the Qur'an. Appendix 1: Glossary of Essential Terms. Appendix 2: Concise Traditional Chronology of the Revelation. Appendix 3: Websites on the Qur'an
Massimo Campanini is Professor of History of the Arab Countries at the Oriental University in Naples.