Author: Adnan Zarzour
Translator: Adil Salahi
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation
About the Book:
Over the course of six sections, this rich reference book explores the various areas of Qur’anic studies: its language, the history of its documentation, its many disciplines, the methods of interpretation, its inimitability, and finally, as a work of art. The themes explored also include the impact of the Qur’an on Islamic civilization, as well as the various classical sub-disciplines of Qur’anic studies, including the study of the variant readings (qirā’āt), the reasons for revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl), and abrogation (naskh). Unlike some other works, Professor Zarzour also explores contemporary scholarship on the Qur’an, notably through a critical evaluation of modern tendencies such as the claim that the Qur’an contains scientific miracles, and an evaluation of some of the most recognized modern works of Qur’anic commentary (tafsir).