The Qur'an in Islam, its Impact and Influence on the Life of Muslims

The book, although short, distills many volumes into its pages and is like the synopsis of a major commentary. It brings out the significance of the Qur’an for the life of Muslims, the features of the sacred Text which seems enigmatic, the inner and outer levels of meaning of the Text and the sciences of the Qur’anic exegesis. It also treats in a clear and direct manner the Shi’ite understanding of the Qur’an and the role of the Imams in its interpretation. It is a veritable prolegomenon to the study of the Sacred Book, and it is perhaps the most accessible introduction available in English to the study of the Qur’an as traditionally understood by the mainstream of Shi’ite thought, in fact Islamic exegetical thought in general.

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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Foreword
  3. Introduction
  4. Part 1: The Value of the Qur'an in the Eyes of the Muslims
  5. Part 2: The Teachings of the Qur'an
  6. Part 3: The Revelation of the Qur'an
  7. Part 4: The Relationship of the Qur'an to the Sciences
  8. Part 5: The Order of the Qur'an's Revelation and the Growth of the Qur'anic Sciences