Discovering the Qur'an: A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text, Second Edition
by Neal Robinson
Georgetown University Press, 2003
Paper: 978-1-58901-024-6
Library of Congress Classification BP130.4.R58 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 297.12261

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This latest edition of Discovering the Qur'an includes a new preface by the author. Used by students around the world as a reliable guide to reading a translation of the Qur'an, it shows how the Qur'an is experienced by Muslims, describing the rhythmic and rhyme scheme structures, the context in which it is heard, the part played by learning by heart, and the importance of calligraphy. It is also about the Qur'an and its relationship to Muhammed, as well as helping to divine the ordering of the surahs or chapters. In an English-speaking world newly sensitized to Islam and its believers, Discovering the Qur'an will be an invaluable tool to greater understanding.


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