'ulum al-quran introduction to the sciences of the qur'an
This classic and popular introduction to the sciences developed to interpret and understand Islams holy book is ideal for all serious students of the Koran. Precise, yet comprehensive, it covers the traditional disciplines, including the meaning and contexts of revelation, the history and transmission of the text, and exegesis, as well as more contemporary topics like the recording of the Koran, the history of Orientalist approaches, and a survey of translations. It ends with a guide for the correct recitation of, and etiquette toward, the Koran.Chapter 1: The Quran and RevelationChapter 2: Transmission of the Quranic RevelationChapter 3: The Quran in Manuscript and PrintChapter 4: Form, Language and StyleChapter 5: Understanding the TextChapter 6: Interpreting the TextChapter 7: Some Related IssuesChapter 8: Reading and Studying the Quran Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamics and Social Anthropology at the Universty of Mainz, where he also attended additional courses in the Department of Missiology. His special interests include Christian-Muslim relations. He has made a number of contributions to scholarly journals and has several publications to his credit. He joined the Islamic Foundation as Research Fellow in 1978 and is presently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich.