By MIchael Sells

ISBN-10: 1883991307

ISBN-13: 9781883991302

ISBN-10: 1883991692

ISBN-13: 9781883991692

Approaching the Qur’án is an enormous occasion in spiritual publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, energy, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur’án, the sacred scripture of Islam. during this moment version, Sells introduces vital new translations of suras and a brand new preface that addresses the continuing controversy over instructing approximately Islam and the Qur’an in American universities. Approaching the Qur’án offers incredible translations of the quick, hymnic suras linked to the 1st revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. every one of these early revelations seem on the finish of textual content and are more often than not reached merely through the main resolute reader of current English translations. those suras comprise one of the most strong, prophetic and revelatory passages in non secular heritage. they give the imaginative and prescient of a significant and simply existence that anchors the faith of one-fifth of the world’s population. Approaching the Qur'án is enriched through inclusion of unfastened downloadable audio recordings of Quranic reciters, permitting readers a chance to listen to the Qur'án in its unique shape. The publication contains Sells’ advent to the Qur’án, commentaries of the suras, a word list of technical phrases, and chapters discussing the sound nature and gender features of the Arabic text.

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