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Koran & Sacred Writings

  • Exegetical Crossroadsby Georges Tamer; Regina Grundmann; Assaad Elias Kattan; Karl Pinggéra

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 99.99

    The art of interpreting Holy Scriptures flourished throughout the culturally heterogeneous pre-modern Orient among Jews, Christians and Muslims. Different ways of interpretation developed within each religion not without considering the others. How were the interactions and how productive were they for the further development of these traditions? Have... more...

  • Law and Revolutionby Nimer Sultany

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 64.99

    An assessment of constitution-making, law, and revolution before and after the Arab Spring. Competing conceptualist approaches to the role of shari'a law in Arab constitutions are explored with a view to evaluating the consequences of different constitutional arrangements, and suggesting possibilities for reform. more...

  • Inside the Soul of Islamby Mamoon Yusaf

    Hay House 2017; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.19

    Today, Islam is the most controversial religion in the world. The mere mention of it conjures up images of oppressed women, backward cultures and, of course, the tragedy of terrorism. And yet, Islam is the source of Sufism and the spiritual fountain of Love, from which Rumi and Hafiz drank. Inside the Soul of Islamallows people of all faiths to be... more...

  • Major Issues in Islamby Harvey J. Sindima

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 49.99

    This book explores matters that have negatively affected the public image and depictions of Islam from the late nineteenth century to the present. The areas of uneasiness and debate among Muslims and non-Muslims alike include Islamic values and identity in the post-caliphate era, after colonialism, and now under Western hegemony. more...

  • Models of Leadership in the Adab Narratives of Joseph, David, and Solomonby Sami Helewa

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    The author links the religious Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʾ to adab with the intent of showing that these tales reflect an inward look of the two cities of Baghdād and Nīshāpūr as well as the expectations of leadership for the rulers at the time of al-Ṭ abarī and al-Thaʿlabī. more...

  • Al-Kashshafby Kifayat Ullah

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 91.99

    The book analyzes extensively al-Zamakhsharī’s tafsīr al Kashshāf within the framework of the Mu‘tazilites’ five principles: (usūl al-khamsa) of their theology. Andrew Lane in his book entitled “A Traditional Mu‘tazilite Qur’ān Commentary: The Kashshāf of Jār Allāh al-Zamakhsharī” states that al-Kashshāf is not a Mu‘tazilite tafsīr of the Qur’ān.... more...

  • New Horizons in Qur'anic Linguisticsby Hussein Abdul-Raof

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    New Horizons in Qur'anic Linguistics provides a panoramic insight into the Qur'anic landscape fenced by innate syntactic, semantic and stylistic landmarks where context and meaning have closed ranks to impact morphological form in order to achieve variegated illocutionary forces. It provides a comprehensive account of the recurrent syntactic, stylistic,... more...

  • Tantawi Jawhari and the Qur'anby Majid Daneshgar

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Shaykh ?an??w? Jawhar? was an Egyptian exegete known for having produced a scientific interpretation of the Qur??n. A pioneering scholar in terms of familiarising the people of his time with many previously neglected matters regarding Islam and science, his publications shocked the Cairo educational system and other Muslim places of learning in the... more...

  • Islam and Modernityby Fazlur Rahman

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 29.00 US$ 24.65

    "As Professor Fazlur Rahman shows in the latest of a series of important contributions to Islamic intellectual history, the characteristic problems of the Muslim modernists—the adaptation to the needs of the contemporary situation of a holy book which draws its specific examples from the conditions of the seventh century and earlier—are by no means... more...

  • The Koran in Englishby Bruce B. Lawrence

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.52

    The untold story of how the Arabic Qur'an became the English Koran For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are... more...