By Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami

ISBN-10: 1872531652

ISBN-13: 9781872531656

The Qur'an reigns very best in Muslim hearts because the so much sacred of texts: a great quantity of exalted rules to evoke the brain, noble histories to stir the soul, common truths to evoke the sense of right and wrong and unique injunctions directing humanity to its personal deliverance, all distilled into the melodious essence that's the observe of Allah. via fourteen centuries Muslims have continued in championing the textual content opposed to corruption, memorising its each note and considering its each word, in order that in our personal instances untold thousands have enthusiastially devoted every one letter to middle.

Beginning with a listing of old and modern assaults at the Qur'an, this expansive ebook offers distinctive insights into the holy text's immaculate renovation all through its heritage, in addition to exploring some of the accusations levelled opposed to it. The reception of divine revelations, Prophet Muhammad's function in instructing and disseminating those verses, the text's compilation lower than his information and the atmosphere of its ultimate exterior form presently after his loss of life, are meticulously and scientifically examinded along such issues because the origins of Arabic, its palaeography and orthography, the so-called Mushaf of Ibn Mas'ud, and the stern method hired in assembling textual fragments.

By means of comparability the writer investigates the histories of the previous and New Testaments, depending completely on Judaeo-Christian assets together with the lifeless Sea Scrolls and uncovers a startling diversity of changes that contact nearly each truth of the Biblical Scriptures. utilizing this as a springboard for assessing Western theories in regards to the Qur'an, he makes a worldly but passionate case for wondering the goals of Western scholarship in always undermining Islam's holy e-book, and illustrates convincingly that such learn, encouraged by means of greater than mere curiousity, has no medical referring to the Qur'an's integrity.

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Then, when (the son) reached (the age if serious) work withhim, (Ibrahim) said: '0 my son! ' (The son) said: '0 myfather! Do asyou are commanded:you willfind me, if Alliih so wills, one practicing Patience andConstancy! "16 On the heels of this incident, Ibrahim and Isma'Il received a divine commission to establish the first sanctuary on earth dedicated for the sole worship of Allah. ""'" ','. "" £¢,),·.... ;) J. ;',.. l,UJl-pJC-'J'J ,"),. \... / """ft'1' -. Thefirst House (if worship) appointedfor people was thatat Bakka;ftll if blessing and if guidancefor all kinds if beings" Bakka is another name for Makkah, and in that rocky vale both father and son concerted their efforts towards the construction of the sacred Ka'ba, with the piety of one whose gruelling ordeal had just been resolved by the Almighty Himsel£ Upon its completion Ibrahun made the following supplication: ...

H. H. H. H. H. H. ). 38 THE HISTORY OF THE QUR'ANIC TEXT And so, after ruling 395 years, the curtains fell for the Sassanid (persian) Dynasty at the hands of a newly born nation of three decades, which could not boast of either administrative experience nor war expertise. This could not have occurred save for the Muslims' unshakeable faith in Allah, His Messenger, and the supremacy of Islam. According to Prof. H. (the conclusion of 'Uthman's reign) can be divided as follows: Territories annexed during the Prophet's lifetime Abu Bakr as-Siddiq 'Umar b.

59 v. The Prophet Preaches Openly After three years of preaching in secret, the Prophet was ordered by Allah to spread the word openly. "'~ "" "'''' .......... " ,",JI,.. "t ,,,,,,J. f' ~-rlj fY ... ,Jl .... ~ t~1.! , 60 L r1ff'~ "'\ \\~;)j 58 Ibn Ishaq, as-Senwaal-Maghazr, the version of Ibn Bukair, p. 139. Here Abu Bakr's questions do not mean that the Prophet once followed the way of the polytheists. ' 59 Ash-Shami, Subul al-Hudd, iii: 133. 60 Qur'an 15:94-95. EARLY HISTORY OF ISLAM: A BRIEF LOOK 27 "Therefore expound openly whatyou are commanded, and turn awqyfrom those whojoinfalsegods withAllah.

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