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The Qur'an's Reformation of Judaism and Christianity: Return to the Origins

The Qur'an's Reformation of Judaism and Christianity: Return to the Origins

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Holger M. Zellentin
April 04, 2019

This volume explores the relationship between the Qur’an and the Jewish and Christian traditions, considering aspects of continuity and reform. The chapters examine the Qur’an’s retelling of biblical narratives, as well as its reaction to a wide array of topics that mark Late Antique...

The Qur'an between the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic: An Exegetical Tradition

The Qur'an between the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic: An Exegetical Tradition

1st Edition

Susan Gunasti
March 20, 2019

The Qur’an between the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic is one of the few book-length studies on an Ottoman Qur’an commentary. Its premise is that "the Ottoman Empire" did not come to an end until 1950 so far as Islam was concerned in Turkey. The work explores the relationship between...

Tantawi Jawhari and the Qur'an: Tafsir and Social Concerns in the Twentieth Century

Tantawi Jawhari and the Qur'an: Tafsir and Social Concerns in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Majid Daneshgar
August 14, 2017

Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī Jawharī was an Egyptian exegete known for having produced a scientific interpretation of the Qurʾān. A pioneering scholar in terms of familiarising the people of his time with many previously neglected matters regarding Islam and science, his publications shocked the Cairo...

Mary in the Qur'an: A Literary Reading

Mary in the Qur'an: A Literary Reading

1st Edition

Hosn Abboud
November 30, 2016

Providing an analysis of the complete story of Mary in its liturgical, narrative and rhetorical contexts, this literary reading is a prerequisite to any textual reading of the Qur’an whether juristic, theological, or otherwise. intertextuality between the Old Testament, New Testament and the Qur’...

The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian World: Context and Interpretation

The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian World: Context and Interpretation

1st Edition

Majid Daneshgar, Peter G. Riddell, Andrew Rippin
June 13, 2016

The largely Arabo-centric approach to the academic study of tafsir has resulted in a lack of literature exploring the diversity of Qur'anic interpretation in other areas of the Muslim-majority world. The essays in The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian World resolve this, aiming to expand our...

Qur'ānic Studies Today

Qur'ānic Studies Today

1st Edition

Angelika Neuwirth, Michael A Sells
April 29, 2016

Qur'ānic Studies Today brings together specialists in the field of Islamic studies to provide a range of essays that reflect the depth and breadth of scholarship on the Qur'ān. Combining theoretical and methodological clarity with close readings of qur’ānic texts, these contributions provide close...

The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions

The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions

1st Edition

Emran El-Badawi
March 03, 2016

This book is a study of related passages found in the Arabic Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospels, i.e. the Gospels preserved in the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic dialects. It builds upon the work of traditional Muslim scholars, including al-Biqā‘ī (d. ca. 808/1460) and al-Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505)...

Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview: Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'ūn

Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview: Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'ūn

1st Edition

Vanessa De Gifis
April 10, 2014

Exploring the subjectivity of the Qurʾān’s meaning in the world, this book analyses Qurʾānic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric. Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the ʿAbbāsid Caliph al-Maʾmūn (r. 813-833), whose rule...

New Perspectives on the Qur'an: The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2

New Perspectives on the Qur'an: The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2

1st Edition

Gabriel Said Reynolds
March 10, 2014

This book continues the work of The Qur’ān in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’ān and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’ān’s own conversation with the religions and literatures...

Qur'anic Hermeneutics: Al-Tabrisi and the Craft of Commentary

Qur'anic Hermeneutics: Al-Tabrisi and the Craft of Commentary

1st Edition

Bruce Fudge
March 10, 2014

The work of the twelfth-century Shi’ite scholar al-Tabrisi, Majma’ al-bayan, is one of the most important works of medieval commentary on the Qur’an, and is still in use today. This work is an in-depth case study of Islamic exegetical methods and an exploration of the nature of scriptural...

Interpreting al-Tha'labi's Tales of the Prophets: Temptation, Responsibility and Loss

Interpreting al-Tha'labi's Tales of the Prophets: Temptation, Responsibility and Loss

1st Edition

Marianna Klar
June 01, 2013

Al-Tha’labi was a renowned Qur’anic scholar of the fifth/eleventh century, and his ‘Ara’is al-majalis is arguably the finest and most widely consulted example of the Islamic qisas al-anbiya’ genre. Drawing on primary Arabic sources, Klar applies modern critical methods in order to explore the...

The Qur'an and its Biblical Subtext

The Qur'an and its Biblical Subtext

1st Edition

Gabriel Said Reynolds
March 01, 2012

This book challenges the dominant scholarly notion that the Qur’ān must be interpreted through the medieval commentaries shaped by the biography of the prophet Muhammad, arguing instead that the text is best read in light of Christian and Jewish scripture. The Qur’ān, in its use of allusions,...

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