Understanding The Islamic Scripture: Selected Passages from the Qur'an, Translated and with…

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This book makes the Qur'an accessible to the English-speaking student who lacks the linguistic background to read it in the original Arabic by offering accessible translations of, and commentary on, a series of selected passages that are representative of the Islamic scripture. Mustanstir Mir, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies at Youngstown State University, offers clear translations and analysis of 35 selected passages of the Qur'an that will help students understand what kind of book the Qur'an is, what the scripture says, and how it says it.

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This book makes the Qur'an accessible to the English-speaking student who lacks the linguistic background to read it in the original Arabic by offering accessible translations of, and commentary on, a series of selected passages that are representative of the Islamic scripture. Mustanstir Mir, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies...

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This text offers clear translations of and extensive commentaries on 37 key passages of the Islamic scripture, making the Qur'an accessible to students and general readers who lack the linguistic background to read it in the original Arabic form.  Providing a well-rounded and faithful introduction to the Qur'an, this book can be used i...

Mustansir Mir is a Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Islamic Studies at Youngstown State University, and is also the Director of the Center for Islamic Studies there.  He has published many translations from Arabic, especially the work of major Sufi poets of South Asia. 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.15 × 6.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 18, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321355733

ISBN - 13:9780321355737

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

General Introduction

 

1. The Essence of the Qur’an

            1 Opening

2. The Story of Adam

            2 Cow 30—39

3. Abraham Builds the Ka'bah and Prays for a Prophet

            2 Cow 124—129

4. True Piety

            2 Cow 177

5. A Battle Between the Israelites and the Philistines

            2 Cow 246—251

6. The Throne Verse

            2 Cow 255

7. No Compulsion in the Matter of Religion

            2 Cow 256

8. Spending in the Way of God

            2 Cow 261—269

9. Making a Loan Transaction

            2 Cow 282—283

10. Creed and Commitment

            2 Cow 285—286

11. Love of Desirable Things

            3 Family of ' Imr an 14—17

12. Jesus: Birth, Miracles, and Mission

            3 Family of ' Imr an 45—51

13. God’s Blessing upon the Arabs

            3 Family of ' Imr an 102—105

14. One God, One Humanity

            4 Women 1

15. Orphans, Justice, and Polygamy

            4 Women 2—4

16. Structure of Authority in Islam

            4 Women 59

17. Matrimonial Relationship: Some Issues

            4 Women 127—130

18. Prophets and Revelation

            4 Women 163—165

19. Torah, Evangel, and Qur'an

            5 Feast 44—48

20. Nature as a Repository of Signs

            6 Cattle 95—99

21. The Primordial Covenant

            7 Heights 172—173

22. Charity Offerings

            9 Repentance 60

23. Joseph Interprets the Dreams of His Prison-Mates

            12 Joseph 36—42

24. Inviting People to the Faith

            16 Bee 125—128

25. Commandments

            17 Night Journey 22—39

26. God Makes Moses a Prophet

            20 T. a-H a 9—36

27. War in Self-Defense

            22 Pilgrimage 38—41

28. God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth

            24 Light 35

29. Qualities of the Servants of God

            25 Criterion 63—76

30. Luqman’s Advice to His Son

            31 Luqm an 12—19

31. Behavior Unbecoming of a Believer

            49 Apartments 11—13

32. Relations with Non-Muslims

            60 Women Tested 8—9

33. The Hypocrites

            63 Hypocrites 1—4

34. An Argument for the Afterlife

            78 News 1—17

35. Muh.ammad Consoled

            93 Bright Morning

36. Judgment Day

            101 Striker

37. Serving Only God

            112 Sincerity

 

Concluding Remarks

Notes

Glossary

Works Consulted

Index