What Everyone Should Know About the Qur'an

By Ahmed Al-Laithy
December 2005
Garant
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9044117742
122 pages, 5 ½ x 8 ¼"
$29.50 Paper Original


What Everyone Should Know About the Qur'an is an essential book for everyone wanting to know about the Holy Qur'an. Without requiring any previous knowledge of Qur'anic texts, this book outlines both historical and theological issues of extreme importance. Understanding this text, which is held as the living miracle of Islam, is necessary for understanding Islam today.

One of the main concerns of this book is the controversial history of the collection of the Qur'an. It investigates linguistic issues that help people new to Qur'anic study establish a foundation of knowledge. This work paves the way for any reader who wishes to study the Qur'an in any degree of depth.

In addition to discussing the stages of the Qur'an's revelation, memorisation, and writing, this publication goes on to investigate jam'al-Qur'an, the compilation of the Qur'an, and its preservation until the present day.

Partial Contents:
Why Is the Qur'an a Different Miracle?
History of the Holy Qur'an
Stages of Revelation "Tanzil Al-Qur'an"
Why Was the Qur'an Not Revealed All At Onces?
The First and Last Revealed Ayah's
What Is An Ayah?
The Meccan and Medinan Surahs
The Arabic of the Qur'an
Does the Qur'an Contain Non-Arabic Words?
Why Was the Qur'an Revealed in Arabic?
Accusations and a Challenge
Some English Translations of the Holy Qur'an



Religion
Islam


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