Author: Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi
Publisher: Al Hidaayah Publishers & Distributors (1999) (UK) Publishing
Pages: 424 Binding: Hardback
Description from the publisher:
From the book's back cover: "An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'aan presents a detailed and through explanation of the sciences related to the history, understanding andimplementation of the Qur'aan.
The book provides the English reader with a detailed analysis of classicMuslim scholarship regarding: the process of Inspiration (wahy); thevarious means of classifying verses of the Qur'aan; the history of thecompilation of the Qur'aan; the meaning of the seven ahruf and the tenqira'aat of the Qur'aan; the miraculous nature of the Qur'aan; theconcept of abrogation in the Qur'aan; the procedure and methodology oftafseer; and many other topics. The work has a number of sectionsdedicated to explaining the traditional Muslim refutations of certainbeliefs of the Ash'arees with regards to the Qur'aan.
This book also includes detailed discussions on modern Westernscholarship of the Qur'aan. After presenting a history of the Englishtranslation of the Qur'aan, along with a critical review of sometranslations, the author discusses and refutes common Orientalistpolemic literature on the Qur'aan. The work is unique in that it presentsclassic material in a simple and modern style, while maintaining a highacademic level. It is the most advanced work of its kind in the Englishlanguage, and a necessary reference for all serious students of Islamicknowledge." Published in 1999.