Description - Quranic Keywords by Abdur Rashid Siddiqui
"Qur'anic Keywords: A Reference Guide" analyzes basic keywords contained in the Qur'an revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The dominant vocabulary in the modern world is that of the secular-Christian and Western ideology and its institutions. In order to appreciate the message of the Qur'an understanding the concepts which each Qur'anic term conveys is essential. The author maintains that unless these concepts are fully understood, one cannot benefit from and be inspired by the Qur'an. He has selected over 140 words and provided explanatory notes on each of them. These will help to clarify and provide better understanding about the dynamic ideas portrayed in the Qur'an. The book will be valuable tool especially for those who do not know Arabic and try to understand the Qur'an through translations.
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(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
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Author Biography - Abdur Rashid Siddiqui
Abdur Rashid Siddiqui gained an Honours degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bombay and has a law degree from the same University. He completed his postgraduate studies in Librarianship in London and was elected Associate of the Library Association. He worked as an Information Librarian at the University of Leicester from 1966 until his retirement in 1997. He has been deeply involved on the Council of the UK Islamic Mission and was also one of the founder members of the Islamic Society of Britain. He is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Foundation, UK. His publications include Key to al-Fatihah: Understanding the Basic Concepts, Key to Al-'Imran: Resurgence of the Ummah, two volumes of 55 Khutbah for Friday Prayer under the title Lift Up Your Hearts and Nawa-e-Benawa (an anthology of Urdu poetry). He has also edited a collection of essays entitled Tazkiyah: The Islamic Path of Self-Development and contributed number of articles on a variety of subjects. His forthcoming book Man and Destiny - Some reflections on Iqbal's Concept of Khudi and the Perfect Man will be published soon.