The Qur'an

Pages: 320
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

The Qur'an

A Beginner's Guide

Farid Esack

The Qur'an has spoken to Muslims for over one thousand years; it is seen as law-maker, moral code, and the word of God. This work outlines the key themes and explains the historical and cultural context of this work whilst examining its content, language and style, and the variety of approaches that have been used to interpret it.
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9781851686247 (27 Jan 2009)
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The Book

The Qur'an has spoken to Muslims for over one thousand years; it is seen as law-maker, moral code, and the word of God. Drawing on both contemporary and ancient sources, Esack outlines the key themes and explains the historical and cultural context of this unique work whilst examining its content, language and style, and the variety of approaches, including fundamentalist, feminist, and modernist, that have been used to interpret it. Other areas covered include: the Qu'ran as evocative oral experience; understanding and interpreting the Qu'ran; the major themes of the Qu'ran, including such issues as truth, justice and gender relations.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 320
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations

About the Author

Farid Esack has an international reputation as a Muslim scholar, speaker, and human rights activist. He has lectured widely on religion and Islamic Studies and also served as a Commissioner for Gender Equality in Nelson Mandela's government. He is the author of Qur'an, Liberation and Pluralism and On Being a Muslim, and co-editor (with Sarah Chiddy) of Islam and AIDS: Between Scorn, Pity and Justice (all published by Oneworld). He is currently the Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Visiting Professor of Contemporary Islam at Harvard University.

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