The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life

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An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur’an,its content, and its place in Muslim society.


  • An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at theheart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar
  • Examines the doctrines contained in the Qur’an, providinga comprehensive explanation of their significance to individualMuslims and the societies in which they live
  • Surveys the key themes of the Qur’an, its mostsignificant historical interpretations, and some of the mostsignificant figures who transmitted and taught the sacred scriptureover the centuries
  • Considers the influence of the Qur’an on all majoraspects of Muslim society, including personal relationships,popular culture, law, art and architecture, political movements,science, and literature
  • Helps the reader to understand the Qur’an, while throwinga much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.

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This wonderful introduction to the Qur’an offers aninsightful and authoritative description of the book at the heartof Muslim life. Written by a well known Islamic expert, this bookis a knowledgeable account of the doctrines contained in theQur’an and provides a comprehensive explanation of theirsignificance to individual Muslims and the societies in which theylive.

Beginning with the life of Muhammad and his revelation, the bookthen moves on to survey the key themes of the Qur’an, themost significant historical interpretations, and some of the mostimportant figures who transmitted and taught the sacred scriptureover the centuries. The vital influence of the Qur’an on allmajor aspects of Muslim society, such as personal relationships,popular culture, law, art and architecture, political movements,science, and literature is also explored.

This book helps the reader to understand the Qur’an, whilethrowing a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.

About the Author:

Ingrid Mattson is a Professor at the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary. She has published numerous articles on Islam and is on the editorial board of The Muslim World. She travels and lecturers widely and is President of the Islamic Society of North America.

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