By Prof Adnan Zarzour
An In-Depth Exploration of Islam's Sacred Scripture
The present work represents one of the finest contemporary examples of Quranic scholarship written by a scholar who has spent a lifetime studying and teaching Quranic studies. In the course of five rich sections, Prof Adnan Zarzour considers an incredible range of topics including the nature of Quranic revelation, the history of the Qur’an’s compilation, an exploration of the Qur’an’s language, style and the nature of its stylistic inimitability and artistic features.
Other themes explored here include the impact of the Qur’an on Islamic civilisation, as well as the various classical sub disciplines of Quranic studies, including the study of the variant readings (qira’at), the reasons for revelation (asbab al-nuzul), and abrogation (naskh).