Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations by MIchael Sells

By MIchael Sells

Approaching the Qur’án is an immense 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 variation, Sells introduces vital new translations of suras and a brand new preface that addresses the continued controversy over instructing approximately Islam and the Qur’an in American universities. Approaching the Qur’án provides exceptional translations of the quick, hymnic suras linked to the 1st revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. almost all these early revelations seem on the finish of textual content and are in most cases reached purely through the main resolute reader of latest English translations. those suras include essentially the most robust, prophetic and revelatory passages in spiritual historical past. they provide the imaginative and prescient of a significant and simply lifestyles that anchors the faith of one-fifth of the world’s population. Approaching the Qur'án is enriched by means of inclusion of loose downloadable audio recordings of Quranic reciters, permitting readers a chance to listen to the Qur'án in its unique shape. The e-book 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 elements of the Arabic text.

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