The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary

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Harper Collins, Nov 17, 2015 - Religion - 2048 pages
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An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world.

Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quran conveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text.

Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With The Study Quran, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life.

With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.

 

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This book is beautiful and a treasure for English speaking Muslims as myself to really understand the quran. Mashallah

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This work is nothing less than extraordinary. Muslim academics from a diverse range of Islamic Jurisprudence backgrounds have collaborated to offer the English language reader a translation that is unparalleled in scholarship. The context provided in the translation offers a window into the world of Islam for both the serious student and casual reader, and is nothing short of groundbreaking. This is a must read.  

Contents

Women alNisāʾ
ccxlviii
The Table Spread alMāʾidah
xiii
The Cattle alAnʿām
cxxxvii
The Heights alAʿrāf
iii
The Spoils alAnfāl
iii
Commentary
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Seyyed Hossein Nasr is university professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Author of over fifty books, Professor Nasr is a well-known and highly respected intellectual figure both in the West and in the Islamic world. Born in Tehran, raised from the age of twelve in the United States, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard University, Nasr is well qualified to explain Islam to a Western audience. He appears frequently on Meet the Press, as well as other national news shows.

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