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Author Lawrence, Bruce B.

Title The Qurʼan : a biography / Bruce Lawrence.

Imprint New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2007], c2006.

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 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    297.122 LAW    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description xiv, 231 p. ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published: London : Atlantic Books, 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [208]-216) and index.
Contents Arab core -- The prophet Muhammad: merchant and messenger -- The prophet Muhammad: organizer and strategist - Aishah: Muhammad's wife and custodian of his memory -- The Dome of the Rock: Jerusalem landmark, Qur'anic icon -- Early commentaries -- Ja'far as-Sadiq: Shi'ite Imam and Qur'anic exegete -- Abu Ja'far at-Tabari: Sunni historian and Qur'anic exegete -- Later interpretations -- Robert of Ketton: polymath translator of the Qur'an -- Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi: visionary interpreter of divine names -- Jalal ad-din Rumi: author of the Persian Qur'an -- Asian echoes -- Taj Mahal: gateway to the Qur'anic vision of paradise -- Ahmad Khan: Indian educator and Qur'an commentator -- Muhammad Iqbal: Pakistani poet inspired by Qur'anic motifs -- Global accents -- W.D. Mohammed: Qur'an as guide to racial equality -- Osama bin Laden: Qur'an as mandate for jihad -- AIDS victims and sick women: Qur'an as prescription for mercy.
Summary An introduction to the sacred text reveals how it represents Islam, describing the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia while offering insight into how the Qurʼan remains a pivotal influence on modern society and politics.
Subject Qurʼan -- Evidences, authority, etc.
Koran -- Commentaries -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0871139510
9780871139511

 
    
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