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    Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Style (London Qur'an Studies) (Hardback) By (author) M.A.Abdel Haleem


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    DescriptionThe tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur'an. In this introduction, Dr Muhammad Haleem, a noted scholar of Islamic studies, examines its major recurrent themes - life and eternity, marriage and divorce, peace and war, and water - and sets out these in the context of the Qur'an's linguistic style. Dr Haleem examines the background to the development of the "surahs" (chapters) and the "ayahs" (verses) and the construction of the Qur'an in itself. He shows that popular conceptions of Islamic attitudes towards women, marriage and divorce, war and society, differ radically from the true teachings of the Qur'an.

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    Understanding the Qur'an
    Themes and Style
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M.A.Abdel Haleem
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9781860640094
    ISBN 10: 1860640095

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRLC1
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Abridged Dewey: 297
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    B&T Approval Code: A13460000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15220
    LC classification: BP
    DC21: 297.1226
    DC22: 297.1226
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL041000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRVC, JBSR, QRP
    Illustrations note
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Muhammed Abdel Haleem is Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
    Review quote
    ...in the present reviewer's view, is the most interesting and illustrative of qur'anic themes and style..."-Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations"
    Table of contents
    The Qur'an ; Al-Fatiha - the opening of the Qur'an; water in the Qur'an; marriage and divorce; war and peace in the Qur'an; tolerance in Islam; life and beyond; paradise in the Qur'an; the face, divine and human, in the Qur'an; Adam and Eve in the Qur'an and the Bible; the story of Joseph in the Qur'an and the Bible; the Qur'an explains itself - the Surat al-Rahman; dynamic style.