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The Story of the Qurʼan

Its History and Place in Muslim Life
Mattson, Ingrid (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
The Story of the Qurʼan


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"This introduction to the Qur'an offers an insightful and authoritative description of the book at the heart of Muslim life. Written by a well known Islamic expert, this book is a knowledgeable account of the doctrines contained in the Qur'an and provides a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live."--BOOK JACKET.
Authors: Mattson, Ingrid
Title: The story of the Qurʼan
its history and place in Muslim life
Publisher: Malden, MA ;, Oxford :, Blackwell Pub.,, 2008
Characteristics: x, 262 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ingrid Mattson
Contents: God speaks to humanity
The Prophet conveys the message
The voice and the pen
Blessed words : the Qurʼan and culture
What God really means : interpreting the Qurʼan
Conclusion : listening for God
Summary: "This introduction to the Qur'an offers an insightful and authoritative description of the book at the heart of Muslim life. Written by a well known Islamic expert, this book is a knowledgeable account of the doctrines contained in the Qur'an and provides a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN: 9781405122580
1405122587
9781405122573
1405122579
Branch Call Number: 297.12261 M4448s 2008
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  • resenare rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I was looking for a book which clearly described the Qur'an and Islam. Instead this book is bogged down with excruciating details about the various meanings of specific verses. I am left more confused about the Qur'an than informed.

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