Ulum al Qur'an: An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an (Koran)

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Author: Von Denffer, Ahmad

Edition: Revised ed.

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 200

EAN: 9780860372486

Release Date: 11-11-2009

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedVeryGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description This classic and popular introduction to the sciences developed to interpret and understand Islam's holy book is ideal for all serious students of the Koran. Precise, yet comprehensive, it covers the traditional disciplines, including the meaning and contexts of revelation, the history and transmission of the text, and exegesis, as well as more contemporary topics like the recording of the Koran, the history of Orientalist approaches, and a survey of translations. It ends with a guide for thecorrect recitation of, and etiquette toward, the Koran. Chapter 1: The Qur'an and RevelationChapter 2: Transmission of the Qur'anic RevelationChapter 3: The Qur'an in Manuscript and PrintChapter 4: Form, Language and StyleChapter 5: Understanding the TextChapter 6: Interpreting the TextChapter 7: Some Related IssuesChapter 8: Reading and Studying the Qur'anAhmad Von Denfferwas born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamics and Social Anthropology at the Universty of Mainz, where he also attended additional courses in the Department of Missiology. His special interests include Christian-Muslim relations. He has made a number of contributions to scholarly journals and has several publications to his credit. He joined the Islamic Foundation as Research Fellow in 1978 and is presently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich. From the Back Cover This classic and popular introduction to the sciences developed to interpret and understand Islam's holy book is ideal for all serious students of the Koran. Precise, yet comprehensive, it covers the traditional disciplines, including the meaning and contexts of revelation, the history and transmission of the text, and exegesis, as well as more contemporary topics like the recording of the Koran, the history of Orientalist approaches, and a survey of translations. It ends with a guide for the correct recitation of, and etiquette toward, the Koran.Chapter 1: The Qur'an and Revelation Chapter 2: Transmission of the Qur'anic Revelation Chapter 3: The Qur'an in Manuscript and Print Chapter 4: Form, Language and Style Chapter 5: Understanding the Text Chapter 6: Interpreting the Text Chapter 7: Some Related Issues Chapter 8: Reading and Studying the Qur'an About the Author Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamic and Social Anthropology at the University of Mainz, where he also attended additional courses in the Department of Missiology. His special interests include Christian-Muslim relations. He has made a number of contributions to scholarly journals and has several publications to his credit.

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