By Jane Dammen McAuliffe
The Qur'an is the first non secular textual content for one-sixth of the world's inhabitants. Understood by way of Muslims to include God's personal phrases, it's been an item of reverence and of severe research for hundreds of years. The millions of volumes that Muslim students have dedicated to qur'anic interpretation and to the linguistic, rhetorical and narrative research of the textual content are adequate to create complete libraries of qur'anic experiences. Drawing upon a wealthy scholarly history, Brill's "Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an" (EQ) combines alphabetically-arranged articles in regards to the contents of the Qur'an. it truly is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'anic phrases, thoughts, personalities, position names, cultural heritage and exegesis prolonged with essays at the most vital subject matters and topics inside qur'anic reports. With approximately one thousand entries in five volumes, the "EQ" is the 1st accomplished, multi-volume reference paintings at the Qur'an to seem in a Western language. Cross-referencing and indices, widespread cross-references will draw readers to comparable entries and every article will finish with a quotation of correct bibliography. the ultimate quantity of the "EQ" will comprise indices of transliterated phrases, of qur'anic references and of the authors and exegetes mentioned within the entries and essays. it is going to additionally comprise a synoptic define of the complete contents of the "EQ". "The EQ" is a completely foreign paintings supported by means of a world board of advisors. students from many countries have written articles for the encyclopaedia. Projected book Dates: quantity One (A-D): In print, quantity (E-I): In print, quantity 3 (J-O): In print 2003, quantity 4 (P-Sh): In print 2004, and quantity 5: Fall 2005.
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Angered by a Meccan of the tribe of the Banū Kināna who defiles the church — by defecating in it, according to some exegetes (cf. ) at the head of a vast army. Abraha’s defeat involves miraculous animals, including an Abyssinian battle elephant that kneels before the Ka ba and refuses to ﬁght and ﬂocks of birds who rain stones down upon his assembled troops. Variants of this narrative abound, some offering as an additional explanation for Abraha’s advance upon Mecca the destruction of a Christian church in Abyssinia by a cooking ﬁre carelessly abandoned by some Arab traders (Muqātil, Tafsīr, iv, 847; Qummī, Tafsīr, ii, 442-3; Ibn al-Jawzī, Zād, ix, 232; Qur ubī, Jāmi , xx, 192-5).
19:53; 7:122; 23:45; 37:114-20; and 20:70 and 26:48, containing the phrase, “We believe in the Lord of Moses and Aaron”; see revelation and inspiration), and is listed with a number of other prophets (q 4:163; 6:84). ; q 25:35; cf. 10:75; 20:29-36; 26:13; 28:35). Moses also asked God to let Aaron be his spokesman because he was so eloquent (q 28:34-5). The form of the name “Hārūn” is also known from early Arabic poetry and entered Arabic from Hebrew, likely via Syriac (see foreign vocabulary). ).
In some versions of the story, Abraham destroys the idols of king Nimrod as well. Consequently, he is to be burned alive but instead is miraculously saved from the ﬂames. The extra-qur ānic sources add many details. Nimrod, for instance, dies when God causes a gnat to ﬂy through his nose into his head and torture him to death. Meanwhile, Abraham marries Sarah who is sometimes described as the daughter of the king of Haran (thus explaining the Hebrew meaning of sārāh, “princess”). While traveling, Abraham encounters a tyrant, king or pharaoh who becomes enamored of Sarah’s stunning beauty.