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Translated by Haleem, Muhammad Abdel
Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Koran has remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of e...loquence.Read more
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By Haleem, Muhammad Abdel
The teachings, style and impact of the Qur'an have always been matters of controversy, among both Muslims and non-Muslims. But in a modern context of intercultural sensitivity, what the Qur'an says and means are perhaps more urgent questions than ever before. This major new book ...by one of the world's finest Islamic scholars responds to that urgency. Building on his earlier groundbreaking work, the author challenges misinterpretations of particular Qur'anic verses from whatever quarter. He addresses the infamous 'sword' verse, frequently cited as a justification for jihad. He also questions the 'tribute' verse, associated with the Muslim state subjugating Jews and Christians; and the idea of Paradise in the Qur'an, often viewed by the West as emphasising merely physical pleasures, or used by Islamic fighters as their just reward for holy war. The author argues that wrenching the verses out of the context of the whole has led to dangerous ideologies being built on isolated phrases which have then assumed afterlives of their own. This nuanced, holistic reading has vital interfaith ramifications.Read more
Examines the background to the development of the surahs (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and the construction of the Qur'an itself. Author shows that popular conceptions of Islamic attitudes to women, marriage and divorce, war and society, differ radically from the true teachin...gs of the Qur'an.Read more
Edited by Haleem, Muhammad Abdel; By Sharif, Adel Omar; Daniels, Kate
An array of judicial talent considers all aspects of Islamic criminal procedure with the firm emphasis on its practical application in modem states today.
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