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Author Robinson, Neal, 1948-

Title Discovering the Qurʼan : a contemporary approach to a veiled text / Neal Robinson.

Published Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2003.


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 UniM Bail High Use  297.12261 ROBI  TWO HOUR LOAN  AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xvi, 332 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes Originally published: SCM Press, 1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [292]-301) and indexes.
Contents The Qurʼan as experienced by Muslims -- Anchoring the revelations in space and time -- An alternative account of the rise of Islam -- Traditional resources for determining the chronological order of the surahs -- Western attempts at dating the revelations -- The formal elements in the "Early Meccan" surahs -- The structure of the Meccan surahs -- The interrelation of structure, sound, and meaning in three Meccan surahs -- The integrative role of sound and intertextuality -- The Madīnan surahs -- The dynamics of the Qurʼanic discourse -- The order of the surahs : the decreasing-length rule -- The order of the surahs : Iṣlāḥī's explanation.
Summary "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 Muhammed, 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 will be an invaluable tool to greater understanding."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Koran -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 1589010248 (pbk.)
9781589010246 (pbk.)