Sciences of the Quraan
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An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'aan presents a detailed and thorough explanation of the sciences related to the history, understanding and implementation of the Qur'an. The book provides the English reader with a detailed analysis of classic Muslim scholarship regarding:
- Process of Inspiration (wahy)
- Various means of classifying verses of the Qur'an
- History of the compilation of the Qur'aan
- Meaning of the seven ahruf and the ten qira'aat of the Quran
- Miraculous nature of the Qur'aan
- Concept of abrogation in the Quran
- Procedure and methodology of tafseer
- and many other topics.
The work has a number of sections dedicated to explaining the traditional Muslim refutations of certain beliefs of the Ash'arees with regards to the Qur'aan.
This book also includes detailed discussions on modern Western scholarship of the Quran. After presenting a history of the English translation of the Qur'an, along with a critical review of some translations, the author discusses and refutes common Orientalist polemic literature on the Koran.
The work is unique in that it presents classical material in a simple and modern style, while maintaining a high academic level. It is the most advanced work of its kind in the English language, and a necessary reference for all serious students of Islamic knowledge.
About the Author
Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas, but completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. He is presently doing an M.A. in Islamic Theology (Aqeedah) from the College of Da'wah at the University. Of his published works are: Riyaa: Hidden Shirk; An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an; An Explanation of the Four Principles of Shirk; Du'a : The Weapon of the Believer; and others.
Old Code for this book: R55