The Qur'an and Its Exegesis

Pages: 328
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

The Qur'an and Its Exegesis

Selected Texts with Classical and Modern Muslim Interpretations

Helmut Gatje

This work brings together a collection of commentaries, translated from the original Arabic, on some of the key passages of the Qu'ran. Presenting the views of classical and modern commentators, it focuses on topics such as God, Muhammad, revelation, and Muslim beliefs and duties
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9781851681181 (5 Sep 1996)
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The Book

This work presents an overview of Muslim thinking through the ages and around the world. The book brings together a collection of commentaries, translated from the original Arabic, on some of the key passages of the Qu'ran. Presenting the views of classical and modern commentators, it focuses on topics such as God, Muhammad, revelation, and Muslim beliefs and duties. It also contains chapters exploring mystical, philosophical and Shi'ite quranic exegesis

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 328
Imprint Oneworld Academic

 

About the Author

Helmut Gatje was Professor of oriental Studies at the University of Saarland, Germany.

Reviews

‘A useful introduction to how Muslims have traditionally understood the Qur'an.'

- Expository Times

Table of Contents

Introduction 1


1. Revelation 45


2. Muhammad 69


3. Salvation History 92


4. Islam and the 'book religions' and paganism 130


5. God 146


6. Angels, spirits and mankind


7. Eschatology 172


8. Duties and Prohibitions 187


9. Dogmatics 215


10. Mystical and philosophical Quranic Exegesis 228


11. Shi'ite Qur'aniv Exegesis 248


12. Modern Qur'anic Exegesis 248