By Ali Suleiman Ali Generating precise comprehension of the Quran and the true meaning of its verses is arguably the essence of the most important of the Islamic sciences, Qur anic exegesis or tafsir. Since the passing of the Prophet many scholars have worked hard to bring a proper understanding of the meaning of the Qur an to Muslims, and indeed to the world at large, as fully as possible, in an attempt to widen knowledge of the guidance contained therein, and how to live life in accordance with its principles. The result has been a wealth of historical Muslim...
A concise text introducing the foundational topics covered in the field of Qur’anic Studies including revelation, compilation and preservation. 106 pages 102
Whether used as a means of self-instruction or as part of higher learning coursework, this language primer is ideally suited for those wishing to learn classical Arabic and for Muslims who wish to learn Arabic exclusively for use in their religious and spiritual practice. Designed to enhance the understanding of the Qur'an and its vocabulary that has infiltrated the whole of Arabic and Islamic literature, this workbook provides 40 easy-to-follow lessons for learning Qur'anic rather than modern Arabic. Beginning with a section on the Arabic alphabet, the text moves on to individual lessons that address one or more grammatical topics,...
by Mahmoud Ayoub This book is a collection of ten papers that focus on significant subjects relating to the Quran and Sunnah. 1. Arguments for abrogation in the Quran: a critique 2. Towards a Quranically based articulation of the concept of a just war 3. Religious pluralism and the Quran 4. Quranic revealed scripture vs. Judeo-Christian scripture: a Muslim perspective of the universal and particular in the scriptures 5. Exegesis, Social Science and the Place of the Jews in the Quran 6. The Quran and Science 7. Translation of Quranic Verses with Injunctions: a Theme based comparative review 8. Finding...
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Selections from the Holy Quran This beautiful presentation of a selection from the Holy Qur'an engages the reader in a moment of daily reflection. Edited for ease of comprehension, English-speaking readers will find this compilation both spiritually enriching and easy to understand. With 365 verses covering the whole year, this is a must for every home. An introduction to the Qur'an and its eternal message for humanity is included, giving the reader an insight into its origin, purpose, and style. Abdur Raheem Kidwai is professor of English at the Aligarh Muslim University in India and the well-known author of many works...
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Translated by Musa Furber An enduring classic work on the etiquette that a Muslim must or should have with regard to handling and reciting the Quran (the Muslim scripture). The topics this volume raises include: ritual cleanliness, opportune times for recitation, the etiquette that students have with their teachers (and that teachers must have with their students), and variety of other issues that every Muslim should know and frequently ask about. Pages: 206 pages Publisher: Islamosaic Cover: Paperback
A detailed explanation of the rules of tajweed, the proper recitation of the Qur'an. ***ONLY BUY IF YOU ARE NOT IN NORTH OR SOUTH AMERICA!*** Price includes shipping (book cost plus $10 shipping)
A detailed explanation of the rules of tajweed, the proper recitation of the Qur'an. This is the textbook for "QUR 101: Explanation and Recitation of Juz 'Amma" and "QUR 201: Tajwid and Tabarak" with the Ribaat Academic Program. For more information, please visit rabata.org/ribaat.
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A detailed explanation of the rules of tajweed, the proper recitation of the Qur'an. This is the textbook for "QUR 101: Explanation and Recitation of Juz 'Amma" and "QUR 201: Tajwid and Tabarak" with the Ribaat Academic Program. For more information, please visit rabata.org/ribaat. ***ONLY BUY IF YOU ARE NOT IN NORTH OR SOUTH AMERICA!*** Price includes shipping (book cost plus $10 shipping)
***8/24/2020 UPDATE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN ORDERED AND IS IN-TRANSIT. WE WILL SHIP ORDERS OUT ONCE WE RECEIVE THIS NEW STOCK*** Allah describes the Qur'an as the ‘guidance to mankind, and the Criterion (of right and wrong)’ (2:185). Islamic scholars have therefore sought to explain the sciences associated with correctly understanding the revelation.
There are a few narrations from the Prophet ﷺ that encourage Muslims to recite Sūrah al-Kahf on a weekly basis. That is why it is a common practice across the world to recite Sūrah al-Kahf on Fridays. This is a beautiful practice that helps strengthen one’s relationship with the Quran and builds a culture of recitation. However, more important than simply reciting the Sūrah as a ritual is connecting with it emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and trying our best to understand its message and apply its guidance into our daily lives. This work explores the meanings, lessons, reminders, benefits, morals, and...
With his scientific background, Dr Sami Ashouri took nothing for granted unless substantiated by scientific means. When he first studied the Qur'an, the first question to come to his mind was: "How do we know this is not the work of a human being?" He observed statements, interspersed throughout the book, which drew his attention and carried him on a journey of scientific research and exploration that lasted several years. He presents his findings to the reader in this book wherein he has described modern scientific data with clarity and devoid of any complexity. He takes the reader on interesting...
This is the textbook for "QUR 101: Explanation and Recitation of Juz 'Amma" with the Ribaat Academic Program. For more information please visit rabata.org/ribaat. Color coded for tajwid rules, with word definitions in the margins (Arabic).
This is the textbook for "QUR 201: Tajwid and Tabarak" with the Ribaat Academic Program. For more information please visit rabata.org/ribaat. Color coded for tajwid rules, with word definitions in the margins (Arabic). Covers the 2nd-to-last (29th) juz' of the Qur'an (juz' Tabarak).
Rashid al-Din Maybudi, author of this Sufi commentary on the Quran, was a major twelfth-century scholar of Maybud, near Yazd in central Iran. This commentary, called Kashf al-asrar wauddat al-abriar [The Unveiling of the Mysteries and the Provision of the Pious], is one of the earliest and longest commentaries on the Quran in the Persian language, though a good portion of it is in Arabic. Maybudi explains select verses and their allusions (ishara); by this he means the manner in which the words and imagery can be understood as pointing to various dimensions of the soul's relationship with God. Maybudi's...
Based on valuable material from authentic tafasir in Arabic and Urdu, the book provides a thematic study of Surah Al-Imran. A commendable work, meeting the mindset and intellectual needs of the English-speaking young generation of Muslims in the West. By Abdur Rashid Siddiqui Binding: PaperbackPages: 52Publisher: Kube
Translated by Kristin Zahra Sands Subtle Allusions (Lataʾif al-isharat) is a line-by-line Arabic Qurʾanic commentary by the scholar and Sufi master Abu l-Qasim al-Qushayri (d.465/1074), who was also the author of the influential and widely read handbook on Sufism known as the Risala. Qushayri believed, like other Sufis, that the Qurʾan has layers upon layers of meaning, and that the attempt to reduce these layers to definitive interpretations demonstrates the limitations of the intellect rather than fidelity to the text. He suggested instead that the meaning of the Qurʾan is something to be discovered on an ongoing basis by individuals who...
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Reflections on a selection of Qur'anic ayahs (verses) as to how they relate to our life today. A few ayahs were selected from every night's recitation in Ramadan nights to reflect on their message as it relates to our life and our challenges today. As a result here are about 150 ayahs that deal with most of the important issues we face.
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This is an oversized copy of the Quran that is spiral bound. Perfect for reading from during prayer, or for those who would like to read from a large print mushaf.
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This mushaf is hard cover and large sized. It is a great tool for non-Arabic speakers because it is color coded by topic aiding in understanding and memorization
The publication of this book is a landmark in the history of Islamic literature in English. With this work, for the first time, a complete translation of one of the great classical commentaries on the Holy Qur an becomes available to English-speaking readers. Tafsir al-Jalalayn, meaning 'The Commentary of the Two Jalals' is named after its two authors: Jalalu d-Din al-Mahalli (1389-1459), who wrote half of it, and his student, Jalalu d-Din as-Su~uti (1445-1505), one of the greatest Muslim scholars of all, who completed it after al-Mahalli s death. For half a millennium Tafsir al-Jalalayn has been considered the essential...
Tafsir Al-Jalalayn is one of the most significant tafsirs, or commentaries, for the study of the Quran. Composed by two "Jalals"- Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli (d. 1459CE) and Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (d. 1505CE), Tafsir Al-Jalalayn is generally regarded as one of the most easily accessible works of Quranic exegesis beacause of its simple style and one volume length. For the first time ever Tafsir al-Jalalayn is completely translated into an unabridged, highly accurate and readable annotated English translation by Feras Hamza. Translated by Dr. Feras Hamza General Editor: Ghazi bin Muhammad bin TalalBinding: PaperbackPages: 702Publisher: Fons Vitae
In this introduction, the author lays out some of the key themes of the Qur’an: Its virtues and the reciter’s; how to recite it; cautioning against showing off; what the one who knows the Qur’an must do and not neglect to do; learning its syntax; the excellence of tafsīr; the excellence of the bearer of the Qur’an; the respect and esteem mandatory for the Qur’an; threats against engaging in tafsīr by means of opinion (ra’y); the Book being explained by the Sunnah; how to learn and understand the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet s; that it...
Tafsir Al-Tustari, presented here in complete English translation for the first time ever, is the fourth work in The Great Commentaries on the Holy Qur’an series. The series aims to make widely available leading exegetical works in translation for study and research in unabridged form, which are faithful to the letter and meaning of the Arabic. The Tafsir Al-Tustari is the earliest surviving Sufi commentary on the Qur'an. This commentary is one of the few authenticated works in Tustari's name, and is a key source for understanding the mystical thought and teachings of this important and influential Sufi. In addition...
Tafsir Ibn Abbas, presented here in complete English translation for the first time ever, is the second work in the Great Commentaries on the Holy Qur'an series. The series aims to make widely available leading exegetical works in translation for study and research in unabridged form, which are faithful to the letter and meaning of the Arabic. Attributed variously to the Companion Abdullah Ibn 'Abbas (d.687CE) and to Ibn Ya'qub al-Firuzabadi (d.1414CE), Tafsir Ibn Abbas is one of the pivotal works for understanding the environment which influenced the development of Quranic exegesis. Despite its uncertain authorship and its reliance on...
Tafsir provides an academic introduction to Tafsir methodologyfor intermediate level of study. By Muhittin Akgul Binding: PaperbackPages: 135Publisher: Tughra Books
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This triumph of American art, reflecting a decade of travel in the Islamic work, unites two cultures with its transcendent power.By Sandow BirkBinding: HardcoverPages: 443Publisher: Liveright Pub Corp
If you've ever sighed wistfully upon hearing of someone memorizing the Quran, wishing it was something you could do, too, then prepare to replace that wistfulness with determination! Filled with inspirational stories for your heart and memorization techniques for your mind, The Crowning Venture reminds us that memorizing the Quran is not an achievement to be conquered, it's a journey to savor. A journey YOU can make. By Saadia Mian Binding: PaperbackPages: 137Publisher: Daybreak Press
This is the recommended Qur'an translation for "QUR 101: Explanation and Recitation of Juz 'Amma" with the Ribaat Academic Program. For more information please visit rabata.org/ribaat. A Modern-Phrased Interpretation in English Ahmad Zaki Hammad Hardcover *Different colors provided. Image is just a sample.
Fakhr al-Din Razi’s Tafsir, The Great Exegesis, also known as Mafātih al-Ghayb, is one of the great classics of Arabic and Islamic scholarship. Written in the twelfth century, this commentary on the Qurʾān has remained until today an indispensable reference work. The Great Exegesis is a compendium not only of Qurʾānic sciences and meanings, but also Arabic linguistics, comparative jurisprudence, Aristotelian and Islamic philosophy, dialectic theology and the spirituality of Sufism.The present volume is the first ever translation into English from The Great Exegesis, and focuses on the first chapter of the Qurʾān, the Fātiḥa. This scholarly yet accessible translation...
In The Mission and Destiny of Humankind, Dr. Hafeez illustrates his own personal approach to the study of the Qur'an, which emphasizes the ongoing theme that we as humans have been placed on earth to be God's trustees. Individual Qur'anic passages are studied, reflected upon, organized thematically, and often even placed in outline format within tables that frequently grace the text.. --Jerald F. Dirks, Author of The Cross and the Crescent, Abraham-The Friend of God, Understanding Islam, The Abrahamic Faiths, Muslims in American History, Letters to my Elders in Islam, What You Weren't Taught in Sunday SchoolDr. Hafeez has done...
Being the holy book of Islam and the center of veneration of Muslims, the Qur'an has extensively been studied by Muslim scholars. This interest developed 'Ulum Al-Qur'an" or "the Sciences of the Qur'an" into a discipline that comprehensively studied every aspect of the Book of Allah. This book focuses on one of those sciences, which is studying the names of the chapters (suras) of the Qur'an. It explains where each chapter name has come from and tries to identify naming patterns. The book is divided into two main parts. The first contains seven chapters each of which focuses on certain...
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by Safi Kaskas & David Hungerford Drs. Kaskas’ and Hungerford’s underlying motivation for the translation and inclusion of the extensive footnotes are not intended to promote a particular school of Islam or Christian apologetics. These exist in abundance. Their goal is to build bridges of better understanding, undermine radicalism and enlighten ignorance. This powerful instrument offers Muslims and Christians a fresh insight on the “straight path” to reconciling with God and man; sorely needed and missing from other translations. Publisher: Bridges to Common Ground Paperback Pages: 570
Without a doubt, the Qur’an is beautiful, indeed, the most beautiful literary composition the Arabic language has ever known. It signified the divine presence itself and commanded the greatest honor. The proof that the Qur’an was the word of God devolved upon the Qur’an itself. The Qur’an, Muhammad claimed with Qur’anic approval, indeed dictation, is so beautiful that it is inimitable; it is so inimitable that it is miraculous. It is therefore not the work of humans but of God. This character of the Qur’an is called its i’jaz. The Sunnah as concretization of the vision, or materialization of the...
by Lawson, Todd Suppose our knowledge of the Quran began only recently with the discovery of mysterious scrolls in a desert cave. Suppose there was no Islamic history and no Muslim community to help us understand this book. Is it conceivable, then, that we might mistake it for the central text of a long-vanished apocalyptic community whose ideas about the next world, colorful and extraordinary as they appear, nonetheless make perfect sense in the context of perhaps the most pervasive literary genre of late antiquity, the epic?How do people understand the Quran to be divine revelation? What is it about...
An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world. Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quran conveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text. Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color...
This commentary of Surah Maryam covers a narrative on Maryam (Mary) as well as the narratives of her son, the Prophet Isa (Jesus): the prophet Zakariyya (Zacharia), his son Yahya (john the Baptist), the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), the prophet Musa (Moses), and many others (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all). The commentary covers the birth of Jesus in detail and elaborates on his true identity. It confirms the reality of resurrection and offers depictions of the Day of Judgement alongside depictions of this life. By Sheikh Abdur Raheem Binding: PaperbackPages: 172Publisher: Tafseer Raheemi
Examines a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom--a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qu'ran. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong interest in Islam, and he would go on to acquire numerous books on Middle Eastern languages, history, and travel, taking extensive notes on Islam as it relates to English common law. Jefferson sought to understand Islam notwithstanding his personal disdain for the faith, a sentiment prevalent among his Protestant contemporaries in England and America. But unlike...
A masterful translation of the Qur'an which includes a selection of notes to aid understanding by Abul A'la Mawdudi. By Sayyid Abul A'la MawdudiTranslated and Edited by Zafar Ishaq Ansari Binding: HardcoverPages: 1360Publisher: The Islamic Foundation
A best seller in Arabic, this book presents a fresh view of Islam, a contemporary understanding of the Qur'an in the light of modern science and philosophy. The book is an invitation to thinking: it seeks to query rather than answer, to stimulate rather than satisfy, and, in its peculiar way, to open up new possibilities for approaching religion in a scientific age. It is bold in its challenge to the separation of religion from modem science. Dr. Mostafa Mahmoud is by far the leading writer and television speaker on science and religion in the Arab world. His influence is...
Stories about gendered social relations permeate the Qur'an, and nearly three hundred verses involve specific women or girls. The Qur'an features these figures in accounts of human origins, in stories of the founding and destruction of nations, in narratives of conquest, in episodes of romantic attraction, and in incidents of family devotion and strife. Overall, stories involving women and girls weave together theology and ethics to reinforce central Qur'anic ideas regarding submission to God and moral accountability.