Prophets In The Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim Exegesis by Brannon WheelerProphets In The Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim Exegesis by Brannon Wheeler

Prophets In The Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim Exegesis

EditorBrannon Wheeler

Paperback | June 18, 2002

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What was the name of Noah's son who did not survive the Flood? Why do Pharaoh and Haman build the Tower of Babel? For what reasons does Moses travel to the ends of the Earth? Who is the 'Horned-One' who holds back Gog and Magog until the Day of Judgement? These are some of the questions answered in the oral sources and Quran commentaries on the stories of the prophets as they are understood by Muslims. Designed as an introduction to the Quran with particular emphasis on parallels with Biblical tradition, this book provides a concise but detailed overview of Muslim prophets from Adam to Muhammad. Each of the chapters is organized around a particular prophet, including an English translation of the relevant verses of the Quran and a wide selection of classical, medieval and modern Muslim commentaries on those verses. Quran commentaries include references to Sunni and Shi'i sources from Spain, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. An extensive glossary provides an annotated list of all scholarly transmitters and cited texts with suggestions for further reading.This is an excellent book for undergraduate courses, and students in divinity and seminary programmes. Comparisons between the Quran and Bible, and among Jewish, Christian and Islamic exegesis are highlighted. Oral sources, references adapted from apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works, and inter-religious dialogue are all evident throughout these stories of the prophets. This material shows how the Quran and its interpretation are integral to a fuller and more discerning understanding of the Bible and its place in the history of Western religion.
Title:Prophets In The Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim ExegesisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.2 × 6.15 × 1.1 inPublished:June 18, 2002Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826449573

ISBN - 13:9780826449573


Table of Contents

Contents 1. Adam and Eve 2. Children of Adam and Eve 3. Idris 4. Noah 5. Hud 6. Salih 7. Abraham 8. Ishmael 9. Isaac and Jacob 10. Lot 11. Joseph 12. Shuayb 13. Job 14. Dhu al-Kifl 15. People of the Well 16. People of Ya-Sin 17. Jonah 18. Moses in Egypt 19. Moses and the Israelites 20. Moses, Khidr and Dhu al-Qarnayn 21. Aaron and Joshua 22. Elijah 23. Elishah 24. Ezekiel 25. Samuel and Saul 26. David 27. Solomon 28. Daniel 29. Ezra and Jeremiah 30. Zachariah and John the Baptist 31. Jesus 32. Muhammed Glossary of Interpreters and Transmitters Suggestions for Further Reading

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a most welcome addition to the relatively limited number of works that mediate the primary sources of early Islamic tradition to English-speaking audiences. By concentrating on the central Qur'anic theme of God prophets and messengers from Adam to Muhammad, it offers a rich but focused selection of original passages from both the Qur'an itself and other early Islamic texts. Selected and translated with thoughtfulness and care, the contents are accessible to beginning students in conjunction with secondary literature on the Qur'an and early Islam; the collection can serve also as a useful quick-reference handbook for scholars interested in the treatment of a particular prophetic figure in the Qur'an and early Muslim interpretation."--William A. Graham, Professor of the History of Religion and Islamic Studies, Harvard University