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Discovering the Qur'an: A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text

by Neal Robinson

Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Georgetown University Press; 2nd edition (February 28, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 1589010248
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.0 inches

Book Description
This latest edition of Discovering the Qur’an includes a new preface by the author. Used by students around the world as a reliable guide to reading a translation of the Qur’an, it shows how the Qur’an is experienced by Muslims, describing the rhythmic and rhyme scheme structures, the context in which it is heard, the part played by learning by heart, and the importance of calligraphy. It is also about the Qur’an and its relationship to Muhammad, as well as helping to divine the ordering of the surahs or chapters. In an English-speaking world newly sensitized to Islam and its believers, Discovering the Qur’an is an invaluable tool to greater understanding.

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