Arabic Through the Qurʼān

Author: Alan Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946621675

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 331

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Whether used as a means of self-instruction or as part of higher learning coursework, this language primer is ideally suited for those wishing to learn classical Arabic and for Muslims who wish to learn Arabic exclusively for use in their religious and spiritual practice. Designed to enhance the understanding of the Qur'an and its vocabulary that has infiltrated the whole of Arabic and Islamic literature, this workbook provides 40 easy-to-follow lessons for learning Qur'anic rather than modern Arabic. Beginning with a section on the Arabic alphabet, the text moves on to individual lessons that address one or more grammatical topics, ranging from the basics of nouns, adjectives, and prepositions to the more complex concepts of the imperative, the passive, and conditional sentence, introducing new vocabulary in the process. Accompanying translation exercises, a glossary of technical terms, and an index supplement the main text.

The Qurʾān

A Form-Critical History

Author: Karim Samji

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110580047

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 2932

The corpus coranicum eludes familiar categories and resists strict labels. No doubt the threads woven into the fabric are exceptionally textured, varied, and complex. Accordingly, the introductory chapter of this book demonstrates the application of form criticism to the text. Chapter two then presents a form-critical study of the prayer genre. It identifies three productive formulae and addresses distinct social settings and forms associated with them. The third chapter begins by defining the liturgy genre vis-à-vis prayer in the Qurʾān. Drawing a line between the hymn and litany forms, this chapter treats each in turn. Chapter four considers the genre classified as wisdom literature. It identifies sapiential formulae and sheds light on wisdom contexts. The fifth chapter examines the narrative genre writ large. It also surveys narrative blocks of the long saga. The subsequent chapter on the proclamation genre inspects a set of vocative formulae, which occurs in the messenger situation. The concluding chapter looks at the corpus through synchronic and diachronic lenses. In the end, Qurʾānic genres encapsulate the form-critical elements of formulae, forms, and settings, as well as an historical dimension.

Copulae in the Arabic Noun Phrase

A Unified Analysis of Arabic Adnominal Markers

Author: Francesco Grande

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004256288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 7762

Morphemes combined with the Arabic noun exhibit many puzzling properties, still unaccounted for in the literature. This book proposes a new, unified explanation, analyzing these morphemes as copulae, with the constructions in which they occur as instances of predication

Arabisch für Dummies

Author: Amine Bouchentouf,Clara Seitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527710221


Page: 352

View: 4744


Gott ist schön

Das ästhetische Erleben des Koran

Author: Navid Kermani

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406688055

Category: Religion

Page: 546

View: 8382

Religionen haben ihre Ästhetik. Sie sprechen in Mythen und Bildern, sie binden ihre Anhänger durch die Anziehung ihrer Formen, Klänge und Rituale und nicht zuletzt durch die Poesie ihrer Texte. Für den Koran, das Gründungsdokument des Islams, gilt dies in besonderer Weise, ist doch das größte und für viele Theologen einzige Bestätigungswunder Mohammeds die sprachliche Schönheit und Vollkommenheit seiner Verkündigung. Die musikalische Rezitation des göttlichen Wortes ist für gläubige Muslime eine ästhetische Grunderfahrung und Ausgangspunkt faszinierender Gedankenreisen, die im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches stehen. Navid Kermanis bahnbrechende Studie wurde bei Erscheinen weithin als Meisterwerk gerühmt und hat seither sowohl der Koranwissenschaft als auch der Religionsästhetik wichtige Impulse gegeben. Längst ist sie zu einem auch international vielzitierten Klassiker der Kulturwissenschaft avanciert. Der Autor hat für das Buch den Ernst-Bloch-Förderpreis 2000 erhalten.

Major Themes of the Qur'an

Second Edition

Author: Fazlur Rahman,Ebrahim Moosa

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226702863

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 948

Major Themes of the Qur’an is Fazlur Rahman’s introduction to one of the richest texts in the history of religious thought. In this classic work, Rahman unravels the Qur’an’s complexities on themes such as God, society, revelation, and prophecy with the deep attachment of a Muslim educated in Islamic schools and the clarity of a scholar who taught for decades in the West. “Generations of scholars have profited from [Rahman’s] pioneering scholarly work by taking the questions he raised and the directions he outlined to new destinations.”--Ebrahim Moosa, from his new foreword “The religious future of Islam and the future of interfaith relationship . . . will be livelier and saner for the sort of Quranic centrality which Major Themes of the Qur’an exemplifies and serves.”--Kenneth Cragg, Middle East Journal “There shines through [a] rare combination of balanced scholarly judgment and profound personal commitment. . . . [Rahman is] eager to open up the mysteries of the Qur’an to a shrinking world sorely in need of both moral regeneration and better mutual understanding.”--Patrick D. Gaffney, Journal of Religion “I can’t think of any book more important, still, than Major Themes of the Qur’an.”--Michael Sells, author of Approaching the Qur’an

The Art of Reciting the Qur'an

Author: Kristina Nelson

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774245947

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 8526

For the Muslim faithful, the familiar sound of the Qur'anic recitation is the predominant and most immediate means of contact with the Word of God. Heard day and night, on the street, in taxis, in shops, in mosques, and in homes, the sound of recitation is far more than the pervasive background music of daily life in the Arab world. It is the core of religious devotion, the sanctioning spirit of much cultural and social life, and a valued art form in its own right. Participation in recitation, as reciter or listener, is itself an act of worship, for the sound is basic to a Muslim's sense of religion and invokes a set of meanings transcending the particular occasion. For the most part, Westerners have approached the Qur'an much as scriptural scholars have studied the Bible, as a collection of written texts. The Art of Reciting the Qur'an aims at redirecting that focus toward a deeper understanding of the Qur'an as a fundamentally oral phenomenon. Focusing on the Egyptian context, and examining Muslim attitudes toward the Qur'an, the institutions that regulate its recitation, and performer-audience expectations and interaction. Kristina Nelson, a trained Arabist and musicologist, casts new light on the significance of Qur'anic recitation within the world of Islam today. This new edition of a landmark study, with a new postscript, will be welcomed by all scholars and students of the modern Middle East, as well as by ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, linguists, folklorists, and religious scholars. ''This is an important book--a book of cultural translation in the best sense of the word: it translates meaning.'' --Regula Burckhardt Qureshi, Ethnomusicology ''Quite simply, the book changes the way one understands the Qur'an, and it changes the way one listens.'' --Philip D. Schuyler, MESA Bulletin

Der Koran als Text der Spätantike

ein europäischer Zugang

Author: Angelika Neuwirth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Islam

Page: 859

View: 6405

"Ist der Koran ein rein islamischer und damit uns fremder Text? Oder ist er nicht eher eine neue und eigenwillige Stimme in jenem Konzert spätantiker Debatten, in denen auch die theologischen Grundlagen der jüdischen und christlichen Religion gelegt worden sind? Nicht den Koran müssen wir aufgrund neuer Handschriftenfunde oder mit Hilfe linguistischer Experimente ummodellieren -- unsere Perspektive auf den Koran müssen wir entscheidend ändern, wenn wir seine revolutionäre Neuheit in den Blick bekommen wollen. Angelika Neuwirth, Leiterin des Forschungsprojekts Corpus Coranicum an der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, liest den Koran als Text der Spätantike, einer Epoche, die auch für die europäische Kulturgeschichte formativ war. Der Koran wird so als ein vertrauter Text erkennbar, den wir unbeschadet zum 'europäischen Erbe' rechnen könnten, trennten ihn nicht uralte Vorurteile von einer unvoreingenommenen Wahrnehmung."-- Provided by publisher.

Die Botschaft des Koran

Übersetzung und Kommentar

Author: Muhammad Asad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783843601092


Page: 1262

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Reading the Qur'an

The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam

Author: Ziauddin Sardar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911495

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 4647

"I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading public intellectuals--laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.

Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

Author: Suha Taji-Farouki,Institute of Ismaili Studies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197200032

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

View: 7275

This volume examines the writings of ten Muslim intellectuals, working in the Muslim world and the West, who employ contemporary critical methods to understand the Qur'an. Their work points to a new trend in Muslim interpretation, characterised by a direct engagement with the Word of God while embracing intellectual modernity in a global context. The volume situates and evaluates their work and responses to it among Muslim and non-Muslim audiences.

The Canonization of Islamic Law

A Social and Intellectual History

Author: Ahmed El Shamsy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107435676

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 5948

The Canonization of Islamic Law tells the story of the birth of classical Islamic law in the eighth and ninth centuries CE. It shows how an oral normative tradition embedded in communal practice was transformed into a systematic legal science defined by hermeneutic analysis of a clearly demarcated scriptural canon. This transformation was inaugurated by the innovative legal theory of Muhammad b. Idrīs al-Shāfi'ī (d. 820 CE), and it took place against the background of a crisis of identity and religious authority in ninth-century Egypt. By tracing the formulation, reception, interpretation and spread of al-Shāfi'ī's ideas, the author demonstrates how the canonization of scripture that lay at the heart of al-Shāfi'ī's theory formed the basis for the emergence of legal hermeneutics, the formation of the Sunni schools of law, and the creation of a shared methodological basis in Muslim thought.

Qur'an and Woman

Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective

Author: Amina Wadud

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198029434

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 7206

Fourteen centuries of Islamic thought have produced a legacy of interpretive readings of the Qu'ran written almost entirely by men. Now, with Qu'ran and Woman, Amina Wadud provides a first interpretive reading by a woman, a reading which validates the female voice in the Qu'ran and brings it out of the shadows. Muslim progressives have long argued that it is not the religion but patriarchal interpretation and implementation of the Qu'ran that have kept women oppressed. For many, the way to reform is the reexamination and reinterpretation of religious texts. Qu'ran and Woman contributes a gender inclusive reading to one of the most fundamental disciplines in Islamic thought, Qu'ranic exegesis. Wadud breaks down specific texts and key words which have been used to limit women's public and private role, even to justify violence toward Muslim women, revealing that their original meaning and context defy such interpretations. What her analysis clarifies is the lack of gender bias, precedence, or prejudice in the essential language of the Qur'an. Despite much Qu'ranic evidence about the significance of women, gender reform in Muslim society has been stubbornly resisted. Wadud's reading of the Qu'ran confirms women's equality and constitutes legitimate grounds for contesting the unequal treatment that women have experienced historically and continue to experience legally in Muslim communities. The Qu'ran does not prescribe one timeless and unchanging social structure for men and women, Wadud argues lucidly, affirming that the Qu'ran holds greater possibilities for guiding human society to a more fulfilling and productive mutual collaboration between men and women than as yet attained by Muslims or non-Muslims.

Islam in the World Today

A Handbook of Politics, Religion, Culture, and Society

Author: Werner Ende,Udo Steinbach

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464897

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 8112

Considered the most authoritative single-volume reference work on Islam in the contemporary world, the German-language Der Islam in der Gegenwart, currently in its fifth edition, offers a wealth of authoritative information on the religious, political, social, and cultural life of Islamic nations and of Islamic immigrant communities elsewhere. Now, Cornell University Press is making this invaluable resource accessible to English-language readers. More current than the latest German edition on which it is based, Islam in the World Today covers a comprehensive array of topics in concise essays by some of the world's leading experts on Islam, including: • the history of Islam from the earliest years through the twentieth century, with particular attention to Sunni and Shi'i Islam and Islamic revival movements during the last three centuries; • data on the advance of Islam along with current population statistics; • Muslim ideas on modern economics, on social order, and on attempts to modernize Islamic law (shari'a) and apply it in contemporary Muslim societies; • Islam in diaspora, especially the situation in Europe and America; • secularism, democracy, and human rights; and • women in Islam Twenty-four essays are each devoted to a specific Muslim country or a country with significant Muslim minorities, spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. Additional essays illuminate Islamic culture, exploring local traditions; the languages and dialects of Muslim peoples; and art, architecture, and literature. Detailed bibliographies and indexes ensure the book's usefulness as a reference work.

The Qurʼan and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad

Selections Annotated & Explained

Author: Sohaib Sultan

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732221

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 4122

"Sohaib N. Sultan leads you through the central themes of both the Qur'an and the collected sayings of Prophet Muhammad, known as hadith.These teachings dispel common misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and offer practical guidance for your own spiritual journey, from understanding the merciful nature of God; to cultivating peace and justice in the self, family, and society; to answering questions about the afterlife and how to attain it."--BOOK JACKET.

The Koran

With a Parallel Arabic Text

Author: N. J. Dawood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140445428

Category: Religion

Page: 613

View: 4011

A contemporary English translation of the Arabic holy book which brought the sacred words of Allah to the Muslims

Islam für Dummies

Author: Malcolm Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527692428

Category: Religion

Page: 334

View: 7664

Über 1,3 Milliarden Muslime leben auf allen Kontinenten. Doch was wissen wir über ihren Glauben? Kaum mehr, als dass der Koran ihre heilige Schrift ist, Gläubige fünf Mal am Tag zu Allah beten und sie zum Ramadan fasten. Aber wer kann schon den Unterschied zwischen Schiiten und Sunniten erklären und wer weiß, was es mit den mystischen Sufi auf sich hat? Malcolm Clark erzählt vom Leben des Propheten Mohammed, berichtet über die Ausbreitung seiner Lehre und deren Entwicklung über die Jahrhunderte und erklärt die Bedeutung des Koran. Er beschreibt das Leben der Muslime und zeigt auf, welche Beiträge sie in den Naturwissenschaften, der Kunst und der Architektur geleistet haben.Er hilft so, Vorurteile zu vermeiden und muslimische Mitbürger besser zu verstehen.