Approaching the Qur'an The Early Revelations | Edition: 2
Author: MIchael Sells
publisher: White Cloud Press
publisher Date: 08/15/2006
Schools: Temple University，George Mason University，Washington State University，Illinois Institute of Technology，Tufts University，Pace University-New York City，Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis，Unversity of Mississippi，University of Chicago，Massachusetts Institute of Technology，Penn State University，Clemson University，College of William and Mary，Boston University，Brandeis Univeisity，Johns Hopkins University，University of Rochester，Lehigh University，University Of Pennsylvnaia，Vanderbilt University，Case Western Reserve University，New Mexico State University
Description: Approaching the Qur’án is a major event in religious publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur’án, the sacred scripture of Islam. In this second edition, Sells introduces important new translations of suras and a new preface that addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur’an in American universities. Approaching the Qur’án presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic suras associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Most of these early revelations appear at the end of text and are commonly reached only by the most resolute reader of existing English translations. These suras contain some of the most powerful, prophetic and revelatory passages in religious history. They offer the vision of a meaningful and just life that anchors the religion of one-fifth of the world’s inhabitants. Approaching the Qur'án is enriched by inclusion of free downloadable audio recordings of Quranic reciters, allowing readers an opportunity to hear the Qur'án in its original form. The book includes Sells’ Introduction to the Qur’án, commentaries of the suras, a glossary of technical terms, and chapters discussing the sound nature and gender aspects of the Arabic text.