By Fazlur Rahman
Major topics of the Qur’an is Fazlur Rahman’s advent to 1 of the richest texts within the background of spiritual inspiration. during this vintage paintings, Rahman unravels the Qur’an’s complexities on topics corresponding to God, society, revelation, and prophecy with the deep attachment of a Muslim knowledgeable in Islamic faculties and the readability of a pupil who taught for many years within the West.
“Generations of students have profited from [Rahman’s] pioneering scholarly paintings by way of taking the questions he raised and the instructions he defined to new destinations.”--Ebrahim Moosa, from his new foreword
“The non secular way forward for Islam and the way forward for interfaith dating . . . could be livelier and saner for this type of Quranic centrality which Major issues of the Qur’an exemplifies and serves.”--Kenneth Cragg, Middle East Journal
“There shines via [a] infrequent mix of balanced scholarly judgment and profound own dedication. . . . [Rahman is] desirous to open up the mysteries of the Qur’an to a shrinking international sorely short of either ethical regeneration and higher mutual understanding.”--Patrick D. Gaffney, Journal of Religion
“I can’t contemplate any publication extra vital, nonetheless, than Major subject matters of the Qur’an.”--Michael Sells, writer of Approaching the Qur’an
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Hūd:100; cf. Yūnus:24). But when a nation perishes or is swallowed up by a morally clean and virile civilization, its good members are visited by the same doom as its bad ones if the former have not tried to halt the rot: Why, then, did those possessed of excellence and virtue [baqīya] among the peoples who preceded you [Muslims] not prevent [their co-nationals] from corrupting the earth—except very few whom We saved—but those who sank into decadent ways had to pay for them for they were criminals.
12-13 in Chapter II]. Do not take God's commands frivolously. . When you divorce women and they have completed their term, do not pressure them against remarrying their [former] husbands, if they have come to a mutual understanding in goodness. This is what those among you are being admonished who [really] believe in God and the Last Day—it is cleaner for you and purer, and God knows but you do not. an-Nisā’:7-12, 176), the Qur’ān prescribed shares for daughters and other females, but laid down the share of a daughter at half of the share of a son.
Similarly, on the question of doing justice and giving truthful evidence, the command is clear: Major Themes of the Qur'ān * 28 * Chapter 3 – Man in Society O You who believe! establish justice, being witnesses for God-even if the evidence goes against yourselves or against your parents or kinsmen; and irrespective of whether the witness is rich or poor under all circumstances God has priority for you [over your relatives]. al-Mā’idah:8; cf. al-Mā’idah:2). Finally, in jihād for Islam, any consideration of blood relationship is sternly warned against: Say [O Muħammad!
Major Themes of the Qur'an by Fazlur Rahman