Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations

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White Cloud Press, 2007 - Religion - 236 pages
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Approaching the Qur’án is a major event in religious publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur’án, the sacred scripture of Islam. In this second edition, Sells introduces important new translations of suras and a new preface that addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur’an in American universities. Approaching the Qur’án presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic suras associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Most of these early revelations appear at the end of text and are commonly reached only by the most resolute reader of existing English translations. These suras contain some of the most powerful, prophetic and revelatory passages in religious history. They offer the vision of a meaningful and just life that anchors the religion of one-fifth of the world’s inhabitants. Approaching the Qur'án is enriched by inclusion of free downloadable audio recordings of Quranic reciters, allowing readers an opportunity to hear the Qur'án in its original form. The book includes Sells’ Introduction to the Qur’án, commentaries of the suras, a glossary of technical terms, and chapters discussing the sound nature and gender aspects of the Arabic text.

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Review: Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations

User Review  - Zahra Khan - Goodreads

This book is a unique way of learning about Islam. Focusing on the music and poetry of the Quran as experienced by Muslims daily. Sells provides his own translations of certain chapters of the Quran ... Read full review

Review: Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations

User Review  - Ah Hadith - Goodreads

This is a book which has been written by the islam enemies just tried to defame islam, who ever want to read islam, its very easy and simple get on to google and read the original quran in every languange u loved to. Not the book by the islam enemies. Thanks Read full review


Glossary of Arabic Terms
The Early Suras with Commentary
The Sura of the Compassionate

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