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    DescriptionAn introduction to the sacred text of Islam. The author examines the recurrent themes of life and eternity; marriage and divorce; peace and war; water and nourishment; and sets these in the context of the Qu'ran's linguistic style. He examines the background to the development of the "surahs" (chapters) and the "ayahs" (verses) and the construction of the Qu'ran itself. He also shows that popular conceptions of Islamic attitudes to women, marriage and divorce, war and society, differ radically from the true teachings of the Qu'ran. This work is intended for students of Islam and comparative religion, and for readers interested in a Qu'ranic perspective when considering contemporary issues.

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    Understanding Quran
    Themes and Style
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M.A.Abdel Haleem
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 234
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781860646508
    ISBN 10: 1860646506

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRLC1
    DC21: 297.122
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL041000
    LC classification: BP130.A23
    Thema V1.0: QRVC, QRP
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    21 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Muhammed Abdel Haleemis Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
    Review quote
    [It] has a breadth of reading and attention to style that readers will welcome...Chapters on such topics as women, Adam and Eve, the afterlife and war and peace articulately present ways in which contemporary Muslims understand their scriptures. "Choice" ...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 - "Surat al-Rahman"; dynamic style.