The Qur'an : what everyone needs to know / Jane McAuliffe.

McAuliffe, Jane Dammen [Browse]
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
xx, 218 pages ; 21 cm


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""The connectivity fostered by globalization coupled with the increased tension generated by the tragedies of September 11th and other terrorist atrocities have created an intellectual hunger on both sides of the divide between the West and the Islamic world. Americans, Europeans, and others in "the West" want adequate and reliable information about Islam and the Muslim world. But what they get is often misleading, distorted and sensationalized. To offset this, those of us who know something about these subjects have been working overtime to correct the inaccuracies and to stop the flow of misinformation. Many religious leaders and scholars in the Muslim world are on a similar quest. They want to know how people in non-Muslim countries learn about Islam, the Qur'an, and the fundamentals of Muslim faith and practice because they, too, are fully aware of the falsehoods and fabrications that often pass for the truth in many American and European media outlets, whether news media or social media. Even more urgently, they seek to present a counter-narrative to the perverse and corrupted versions of Islam preached by groups like the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Boko Haram. Hope this book will be helpful in their efforts. ""-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Part One: The Book and Why It Matters
  • Part Two: Major messages and themes
  • Part Three: Experiencing by sound, sight and touch
  • Part Four: Interpretation, influence, and global diffusion
  • Part Five: What does the Qurʼan say about...?
  • Recommended reading
  • Index.
  • 9780190867683 (hardcover)
  • 019086768X (hardcover)
  • 9780190867676 (paperback)
  • 0190867671 (paperback)
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