By Seyyed Hossein Nasr et al. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0061125865

ISBN-13: 9780061125867

An available and exact translation of the Quran that gives a rigorous research of its theological, metaphysical, historic, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and contains vast learn notes, targeted introductions through specialists within the box, and is edited by means of a most sensible smooth Islamic student, revered in either the West and the Islamic world.

Drawn from a variety of conventional Islamic commentaries, together with Sunni and Shia resources, and from criminal, theological, and mystical texts, The examine Quran conveys the long-lasting religious strength of the Quran and gives an intensive scholarly realizing of this holy text.

Beautifully packaged with a wealthy, beautiful two-color structure, this incredible quantity contains essays via 15 individuals, maps, priceless notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column layout, a timeline of old occasions, and beneficial indices. With The examine Quran, either students and lay readers can discover the deeper religious that means of the Quran, learn the grammar of inauspicious sections, and discover felony and formality teachings, ethics, theology, sacred background, and the significance of varied passages in Muslim life.

With an creation by way of its common editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here's a approximately 2,000-page, non-stop dialogue of the full Quran that offers a accomplished photograph of the way this sacred paintings has been learn by way of Muslims for over 1,400 years.

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For Muslims, Quranic Arabic is therefore, in the deepest sense, like bread and wine in the Eucharist or the body of Christ in traditional Christianity. Both are embodiments of the Word of God and therefore sacred. For Christians or those from a Christian background who wish to understand the full religious and spiritual significance of Quranic Arabic, it is not enough to compare it to Aramaic, which was the language of Christ, or the Latin of the Vulgate. It must be compared to the role of the body of Christ in the Christian tradition.

Another important instance of the connecting hamzah is the first letter of the Divine Name Allāh. For example, one writes lā ilāha illa’Llāh, not lā ilāha illā Allāh, with the capital “L” taking the place of the first letter of the Divine Name. However, in some cases, as in names such as ʿAbd Allāh and phrases such as subḥān Allāh, the Divine Name is written without the elision. Sun and Moon Letters When spoken or recited, the l in the definite article al- takes on the sound that follows it in the case of certain consonants, traditionally called “sun letters”: t, th, d, dh, r, z, s, sh, ṣ, ḍ, ṭ, ẓ, l, n.

The message of the Quran concerning religion is universal. Even when it speaks of islām, it refers not only to the religion revealed through the Prophet of Islam, but to submission to God in general. ” This universalist perspective has had the greatest effect upon the relation between Muslims and followers of other religions, both practically and intellectually, throughout Islamic history. It is because of the message of the Quran that before modern times Muslims were the first people to develop what has come to be known as the science of religions, or Religionswissenschaft, and to write in a scholarly fashion about other religions, including non-Abrahamic ones, as we see in the Indica of Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (d.

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