Prophets in the Quran : an introduction to the Quran and Muslim exegesis

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Prophets in the Quran : an introduction to the Quran and Muslim exegesis

selected and taranslated by Brannon M. Wheeler

(Comparative Islamic studies)

Continuum, 2002

  • : hbk
  • : pbk

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Includes indexes

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Volume

: hbk ISBN 9780826449566

Description

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.

Table of Contents

  • Adam and Eve
  • Cain and Abel
  • Seth
  • Idris
  • Noah
  • Hud
  • Salih
  • Abraham
  • Isaac and Ishmael
  • Lot
  • Shuayab
  • Job
  • Dhu al-Kifl
  • People of the Well
  • People of Ya-Sin
  • Jonah
  • Moses and the Israelites
  • Moses, Khidr and Dhu al-Qarnayn
  • Joshua and Aaron
  • Elijah
  • Elisha
  • Ezekiel
  • Samuel and Saul
  • David
  • Solomon
  • Jeremiah
  • Daniel
  • Ezra
  • Zachariah and John the Baptist
  • Jesus
  • Disciples of Jesus
  • People of the Cave
  • Muhammad.
Volume

: pbk ISBN 9780826449573

Description

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.

Table of Contents

  • Adam and Eve
  • Cain and Abel
  • Seth
  • Idris
  • Noah
  • Hud
  • Salih
  • Abraham
  • Isaac and Ishmael
  • Lot
  • Shuayab
  • Job
  • Dhu al-Kifl
  • People of the Well
  • People of Ya-Sin
  • Jonah
  • Moses and the Israelites
  • Moses, Khidr and Dhu al-Qarnayn
  • Joshua and Aaron
  • Elijah
  • Elisha
  • Ezekiel
  • Samuel and Saul
  • David
  • Solomon
  • Jeremiah
  • Daniel
  • Ezra
  • Zachariah and John the Baptist
  • Jesus
  • Disciples of Jesus
  • People of the Cave
  • Muhammad.

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  • NCID
    BA59865517
  • ISBN
    • 0826449565
    • 0826449573
  • LCCN
    2001028582
  • Country Code
    uk
  • Title Language Code
    eng
  • Text Language Code
    eng
  • Place of Publication
    London ; New York
  • Pages/Volumes
    viii, 391 p.
  • Size
    24 cm
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