Understanding the Qur'an today / Mahmoud Hussein ; translated from the French by David Bond.

Author
Hussein, Mahmoud [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Saqi, 2013.
Description
176 p. ; 21 cm.

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Subject(s)
Summary note
The prevailing belief among muslims is that, because the Qur'an is the word of God and God is eternal, it follows that his word is also eternal. Mahmoud Hussein suggests this is not what the Qur'an says and that this becomes clear when the Qur'anic text is read within its original context.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-176).
Action note
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. What the Qur'an says and what people make it say
  • 2. created and the uncreated
  • 3. Understanding the Qur'an
  • 4. historical setting for Revelation
  • 5. beginnings of Revelation
  • 6. Qur'an in its historical context
  • 7. Qur'an in the time of Creation
  • 8. Text and context
  • 9. God replies to the arguments of the polytheists
  • 10. God orders combat against the polytheists
  • 11. God replies to the arguments of the Jews
  • 12. God replies to the arguments of the Christians
  • 13. God cares for the Muslim community
  • 14. God guides His Messenger
  • 15. Verses concerning the person of the Prophet
  • 16. Verses concerning the contemporaries of the Prophet
  • 17. Verses concerning historical events
  • 18. abrogated verses
  • 19. Circumstances and causes
  • 20. Yesterday and today.
ISBN
  • 9780863568497 (pbk.)
  • 0863568491 (pbk.)
  • 0863568548 (ebook)
  • 9780863568541 (ebook)
OCLC
817258600
RCP
H - S
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