Author: Adnan Zarzour
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation (2018)
Pages: 576 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Ever since its revelation over fourteen hundred years ago; the Qur'an has been the focus of considerable scholarly research. The present work represents one of the finest contemporary examples of Qur'anic scholarship written by a scholar who has spent a lifetime studying and teaching Qur'anic studies. In the course of five rich sections; Prof Adnan Zarzour considers an incredible range of topics including the nature of Qur'anic revelation; the history of the Qur'an's compilation; an exploration of the Qur'an's language; style and the nature of its stylistic inimitability and artistic features.
Other themes explored here include the impact of the Qur'an on Islamic civilisation; as well as the various classical sub disciplines of Qur'anic studies; including the study of the variant readings (qira'at); the reasons for revelation (asbab al-nuzul); and abrogation (naskh).