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The Story of the Qur'an By Ingrid Mattson

The Story of the Qur'an by Ingrid Mattson

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This wonderful introduction to the Qur'n offers an insightful and authoritative description of the book at the heart of Muslim life.

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The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson

An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur'an, its content, and its place in Muslim society. * An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar * Examines the doctrines contained in the Qur'an, providing a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live * Surveys the key themes of the Qur'an, its most significant historical interpretations, and some of the most significant figures who transmitted and taught the sacred scripture over the centuries * Considers the influence of the Qur'an on all major aspects of Muslim society, including personal relationships, popular culture, law, art and architecture, political movements, science, and literature * Helps the reader to understand the Qur'an, while throwing a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.

The Story of the Qur'an Reviews

A"Ingrid Mattson has written a stimulating and scholarly account of Islam, focusing on the Quran. She has a gift for condensing complex material without oversimplifying and her approach, although scholarly, is far from being a dry analysis of well-known historical events and religious debates.A" ( Journal of Islamic Studies, September 2009) A"This well-researched, informative, carefully written introduction to the Qur'an by a young Muslim scholar is a sign of the times. Mattson (Hartford Seminary) brings to her work an impressive set of credentials. Readers of whatever stripe will find her introduction a welcome addition to the academic literature on the Qur'an. This is an ideal undergraduate text, but also a useful resource for a general audience. Highly recommended.A" (Choice Reviews, October 2008) A"A balanced, academically-based, and well-documented introduction A... Mattson throws a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.A" (Islamic Horizons)

About Ingrid Mattson

Ingrid Mattson is a Professor at the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary. She has published numerous articles on Islam and is on the editorial board of The Muslim World. She travels and lecturers widely and is President of the Islamic Society of North America.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. God Speaks to Humanity. 2. The Prophet Conveys the Message. 3. The Voice and the Pen. 4. Blessed Words: The Qur'an and Culture. 5. What God Really Means: Interpreting the Qur'an. 6. Listening for God. Glossary. Bibliography. Index

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The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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