The Study Quran: The Essence of Islam in Twelve Verses from the Quran

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Caner Dagli, Maria Dakake, Joseph Lumbard, & Mohammed Rustom

Harper One | 

17/11/2015 | 

2048 pages

The Study Quran is a historic and groundbreaking work, produced by a distinguished team of Islamic studies scholars. A scholarly yet accessible resource where one can quickly and easily explore how Muslims have interpreted the Quran through the centuries to the present day, The Study Quran is a much-needed guide in a time when confusion about the Quran and Islam is so prevalent.

It offers: a new English translation of the Quran that is accurate, accessible, and reliable in how it renders this sacred text; a wideanging verse-by-verse commentary that brings together the most respected and distinguished traditions of metaphysical, spiritual, theological, and legal interpretation of the Quran within Islam; and a helpful introduction to each surah that provides an overview and background of its teachings. It also includes essays by fifteen internationally renowned scholars on how to read and understand the Quran and its role in shaping Islamic civilization, as well as maps, a time line of historical events, comprehensive indexes, and other features to aid reading.

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