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The Resource Exploring the Qur'an : context and impact, Muhammad Abdel Haleem

Exploring the Qur'an : context and impact, Muhammad Abdel Haleem

Label
Exploring the Qur'an : context and impact
Title
Exploring the Qur'an
Title remainder
context and impact
Statement of responsibility
Muhammad Abdel Haleem
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The teachings, style and impact of the Qur'an have always been matters of controversy, among both Muslims and non-Muslims. But in a modern context of intercultural sensitivity, what the Qur'an says and means are perhaps more urgent questions than ever before. This major new book by one of the world's finest Islamic scholars responds to that urgency. Building on his earlier groundbreaking work, the author challenges misinterpretations of particular Qur'anic verses from whatever quarter. He addresses the infamous 'sword' verse, frequently cited as a justification for jihad. He also questions the 'tribute' verse, associated with the Muslim state subjugating Jews and Christians; and the idea of Paradise in the Qur'an, often viewed by the West as emphasising merely physical pleasures, or used by Islamic fighters as their just reward for holy war. The author argues that wrenching the verses out of the context of the whole has led to dangerous ideologies being built on isolated phrases which have then assumed afterlives of their own. This nuanced, holistic reading has vital interfaith ramifications
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
297.122
Index
index present
LC call number
BP130
LC item number
.A23 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Exploring the Qur'an : context and impact, Muhammad Abdel Haleem
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930799240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781780763651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930799240
Label
Exploring the Qur'an : context and impact, Muhammad Abdel Haleem
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930799240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781780763651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930799240

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