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- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.95
Iconoclastic and fiercely rational, the European Enlightenment witnessed the birth of modern Western society and thought. Reason was sacrosanct and for the first time, religious belief and institutions were open to widespread criticism. In this groundbreaking book, Ziad Elmarsafy challenges this accepted wisdom to argue that religion was still hugely... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.99
Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based in fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion?s... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2009; US$ 29.95
Contrary to popular opinion, the bulk of Islamic law does not come from the Qur?an but rather from hadith, first-hand reports of the prophet Muhammad?s words and deeds, passed from generation to generation. However, with varying accounts often only committed to paper a century after the death of Muhammad, Islamic scholars, past and present, have been... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2009; US$ 14.95
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,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99
Exploring the significance of the Koran both in the end-of-millennium world and in traditional Muslim culture, Michael Cook provides an account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95
How is the Qur'an - central to all Muslim societies - to be understood today in order to meet the needs of these societies? Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, explores the interpretation of the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an, whilst taking into consideration the changing nature of the modern world. Saeed explores the current debates... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 144.99
A presentation of al-Khu'i's ideas on the interpretation of the Qur'an. Treating many critical and controversial topics connected with the collection and canonization of the text that have received little attention in the works of contemporary Muslim scholars. The arguments illuminate issues that have been at stake between Shi'i and Sunni Muslims. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 232.95
The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an is a reader’s guide, a true companion for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life. Comprises over 30 original essays by leading scholars Provides exceptionally broad coverage - considering the structure, content and rhetoric of... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 45.00
Americas recent interest in understanding the religious and cultural implications of Islam is evident: more than 15 translations of the Koran have appeared in recent years. But none of them aims at explaining and teaching! Most are presented in a confusi more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Providing commentary on the controversial revisionist school of Qur?anic studies, this book explores the origins, scholarship and development of the Qur'an. The collection of articles, each written by a distinguished author, treat very familiar passages of the Qur?an in an original manner, combining thorough philology, historical anthropology, and... more...