Those who study the Koran must also study the Bible, so frequent are the references, themes and figures which bring us back to the Old and the New Testaments. Reciprocally, those who study the Bible cannot ignore the ties that bind it to the Koran. It is only by accepting this stringent condition that people from Jewish, Christian and Islamic backgrounds can hope to have an honest and open dialog. This ebook begins with Jacqueline Chabbi from the University of Paris VIII, who focuses on the chronology of the constitution of the Koran and the historical context in which Islam originated. Geneviève Gobillot, from the University of Lyon III, delves into the text of the Koran to illustrate its various and complex links with the Bible. Emilio Platti from Cairo and Maurice Borrmans from Rome then examine biblical figures in the Islamic tradition, and finally Alain George from the University of Edinburgh discusses the production of the Koran in Syriac workshops.
Contributors of this book :
Professor Emeritus of Arabic Studies at the University of Paris VIIII
Professor Emeritus at the University of Lyon III
Text by Emilio Platti and Maurice Borrmans
Calligraphy by Hassan Massoudi
Professor of Islamic Art at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Editor in Chief, Signes Musiques et Signes d’aujourd'hui (Bayard Presse)
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 layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With The Study Quran, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life.
With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.