Author: Hasanuddin AhmedPublisher: Goodword BooksYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 352ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178983273
The Quran is a collection of divine revelations delivered to the Prophet of Islam, directing him to communicate these revelations to mankind as a guidance to those who cared to live aright. It has been a charter for humanity upwards of fourteen hundred years.Broadly speaking the Qur’anic studies can be divided into two categories: the study of the contents of the Qur’an and the study about the Qur’an. The present study relates to the latter category. Scholarly and scientific studies of different aspects of knowledge which re related to the Qur’an such as its script, its recitation, its compilation, arrangement of its chapters, its inimitable nature etc. were taken up in earlier centuries. The scope of each study gradually began to widen. Eminent scholars produced voluminous literature on each branch of study. Each constituted a study by itself. All these sciences together were termed as Ulum-al-Qur’an.In this book a gist of sixteen sciences has been presented. The aim is to help towards a better understanding of the various facets of the study about the Qur’an by providing all relevant information. This book will serve as a companion volume to the student of the Qur’an.
IntroductionCHAPTER 1The Qur’an, What it is?CHAPTER 2Script of the Qur’anCHAPTER 3Recitation of the Qur’anCHAPTER 4Compilation of the Qur’anCHAPTER 5Chronological Order of the Qur’anCHAPTER 6Occasion of RevelationCHAPTER 7Meaning of the Qur’anic LanguageCHAPTER 8The Qur’an as a MiracleCHAPTER 9Interpreting the Text of the Qur’anCHAPTER 10Translation of the Qur’anCHAPTER 11Understanding the Qur’anCHAPTER 12Place of Hadith in Interpreting the Qur’anCHAPTER 13Al-Muqatta’atCHAPTER 14Muhkamaat and MutashabihaatCHAPTER 15Doctrine of AbrogationCHAPTER 16Corruption in the Scriptures, and Position of the Qur’anANNEXURESList of AmanuensesList of Dictionaries of the Qur’anStyle of the Qur’anFigures of Speech in the Qur’anStyle of the Qur’anFigures of Speech in the Qur’anQur’anic words of Non-Arabic OriginChronological Order of the Qur’an as per Traditions and Research of Scholars.Bibliography