Author: Balil Abd Al-Karim
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought IIIT (2017)
Pages: 190 Binding: paperback
Description from the publisher:
There is no way to understand the Qur'an properly; or to elucidate as accurately as possible the meaning of its verses; without studying Qur'anic terminology and concepts. Taken together these sum up the universal truths of the Faith (the great moral code); not only animating the text and giving it incredible life; precision; and flexibility; but also enriching the communication of the Qur'anic message through their beautiful and comprehensive nature.
This study aims to provide a broad glossary of key Qur'anic terms and set forth these terms' meanings; both semantically and linguistically; within their Qur'anic context. The format is organized in such a way as to facilitate ease of under-standing; guiding the lay reader carefully and logically through the various nuances of usage and meaning. The meaning of a given Qur'anic term will vary depending on the manner and the context in which it is used; and on the issues and questions in relation to which reference is made to it; and just as a concept gives rise to a term; so also does the term and its usage act to shape the concept. These and other aspects of the Divine communication are mapped and explored; leaving us with a greater appreciation of the Qur'an's depth and what makes it a linguistic and literary miracle.
Balil Abd al-Karim has a PhD in Doctrine and Comparative Religion from the Faculty of Usul al-Din; Emir Abd Al Kader University of Islamic Sciences; Algeria. He has published a number of articles in the Journal of Emir Abd Al Kader University; and Al-Mi'yar; and more than forty articles on the website: www.alukah.net.