Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 August 2011

432 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199836741

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Reading the Qur'an

The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam

Ziauddin Sardar

  • Offers an excellent opportunity for the religious and unreligious alike to examine exactly what the Qur'an says and how it has been used - both for good and ill - over the centuries.
  • A personal and eye-opening study of the Qur'an from one of the world's leading authorities on Muslim culture. Sardar has been a go-to figure on the Qur'an for many years and he recently wrote a year-long blog covering topics relating to the Qur'an for The Guardian.
  • Boldly contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic, living text which every generation must encounter anew.
  • Presents a warm, engaging style meant for a general audience, differing significantly from the academic nature of most similar books in this market.

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