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The Qur'an: The Basics

By Massimo Campanini

Translated by Oliver Leaman

Routledge – 2007 – 168 pages

Series: The Basics

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    February 20th 2007
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Description

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 as the word of God
  • its reception and communication by the Prophet Muhammad
  • the structure and language of the text
  • conceptions of God, the holy law and jihad
  • Islamic commentaries on Qur’anic teachings through the ages.

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.

Contents

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

Author Bio

Massimo Campanini is Professor of History of the Arab Countries at the Oriental University in Naples.

Name: The Qur'an: The Basics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Massimo CampaniniTranslated by Oliver Leaman. 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...
Categories: Islam - Religion, History of Islam, Philosophy of Islam, Scriptures of Islam, Religion, Islam