Prolegomena to the Qur'an

Prolegomena to the Qur'an

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Al-Khu'i (1899-1992) was one of the most respected Shi'i scholars of this century. This book, published in Arabic in 1974, presents al-Khu'is ideas on the interpretation of the Qur'an. In it, al-Khu'i treats many critical and controversial topics associated with the collection and canonization of the text, including the possible alterations to the Qur'an introduced by succeeding generations of reciters. Throughout, he stresses the importance of understanding the historical setting in which the Qur'an was revealed in order to apply its provisions appropriately in contemporary Muslim society.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 26mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195116755
  • 9780195116755
  • 1,555,723

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A competent translator, Sachedina annotates the text where necessary ... Overall, the Prolegomena is a very important book, and a highly valuable addition to the body of literature about the Qur'an * Mustansir Mir, Journal of Islam Studies 10:3 (1999) * This is an impressive writing on the Qur'an and its translation, which is clear and rigorous, makes it accessible, often for the first time, to students, teachers of religious studies and all who are interested in Islam. * Discourse, no 12, July 2001 *
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