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This highly topical introduction to the holy book of Islam includes essential reference resources such as a chronology of the revelation, weblinks and extensive guides to further reading. Exploring the Qur'an's reception through history, its key teachings and its place in contemporary thought and belief, the book analyzes: * the Qur'an as the word of God * its reception and communication by the Prophet Muhammad * the structure and language of the text * conceptions of God, the holy law and jihad * Islamic commentaries on Qur'anic teachings through the ages. The Qur'an: The Basics is a concise and easy-to-read introduction to the text that provides the foundations of Muslim faith, right-living and daily worship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415411639
ISBN-10: 0415411637
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Massimo Campanini

Massimo Campanini is Professor of History of the Arab Countries at the Oriental University in Naples.

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