An Introduction to the Sciences of the Quraan presents a detailed and thorough explanation of the sciences related to the history, understanding and implementation of the Quraan. The book provides the English reader with a detailed analysis of classic Muslim scholarship regarding: the process of Inspiration (wahy); the various means of classifying verses of the Quraan; the history of the compilation of the Quraan; the meaning of the seven ahruf and the ten qiraaat of the Quraan; the miraculous nature of the Quraan; the concept of abrogation in the Quraan; the procedure and methodology of tafseer; and many other topics. The work has a number of sections dedicated to explaining the traditional Muslim refutations of certain beliefs of the Asharees with regards to the Quraan. This book also includes detailed discussions on modern Western scholarship of the Quraan. After presenting a history of the English translation of the Quraan, along with a critical review of some translations, the author discusses and refutes common Orientalist polemic literature on the Quraan. The work is unique in that it presents classical material in a simple and modern style, while maintaining a high academic level. It is the most advanced work of its kind in the English language, and a necessary reference for all serious students of Islamic knowledge.
ISBN: 1 898649 32 4