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An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'aan
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Author: Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi
Publisher: Al Hidaayah Publishers & Distributors (UK) Publishing
Pages: 424 Binding: Hardback
Description from the publisher:
From the book's back cover: "An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'aan presents a detailed and through explanation of the sciences related to the history, understanding and
implementation of the Qur'aan.
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 Qur'aan; the history of the
compilation of the Qur'aan; the meaning of the seven ahruf and the ten
qira'aat of the Qur'aan; the miraculous nature of the Qur'aan; the
concept of abrogation in the Qur'aan; 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 Ash'arees with regards to the Qur'aan.
This book also includes detailed discussions on modern Western
scholarship of the Qur'aan. After presenting a history of the English
translation of the Qur'aan, along with a critical review of some
translations, the author discusses and refutes common Orientalist
polemic literature on the Qur'aan. The work is unique in that it presents
classic 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." Published in 1999.