By President Jane Dammen McAuliffe
The Qur'ān is the first spiritual textual content for one-sixth of the world’s inhabitants. Understood through Muslims to comprise God's personal phrases, it's been an item of reverence and of extreme examine for hundreds of years. The hundreds of thousands of volumes that Muslim students have dedicated to qur'ānic interpretation and to the linguistic, rhetorical and narrative research of the textual content are enough to create complete libraries of qur'ānic reviews.
Drawing upon a wealthy scholarly background, Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān (EQ) combines alphabetically-arranged articles concerning the contents of the Qur'ān. it really is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic phrases, suggestions, personalities, position names, cultural historical past and exegesis prolonged with essays at the most vital issues and matters inside qur'ānic experiences. With approximately one thousand entries in five volumes, the EQ is the 1st accomplished, multi-volume reference paintings at the Qur'ān to seem in a Western language.
Cross-referencing and indices widespread cross-references will draw readers to similar entries and every article will finish with a quotation of appropriate bibliography. the ultimate quantity of the EQ will comprise indices of transliterated phrases, of qur'ānic references and of the authors and exegetes pointed out within the entries and essays. it is going to additionally comprise a synoptic define of the entire contents of the EQ.
Fully overseas work The EQ is a completely overseas paintings supported via a world board of advisors. students from many countries have written articles for the encyclopaedia.
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M. Shī ā and M. Kh. , Beirut 1998; Ibn Nujaym, Zayn al-Dīn b. Ibrāhīm, Shar Risālat al- aghā ir wa-l-kabā ir, ed. Kh. R. , Cairo 1969, i, 217-79; Abū l-A lā Mawdūdī, The Islamic law and constitution, trans. K. , Towards understanding the Qur ān, trans. I. Ansari, 7 vols. , Beirut 2000; S. Schmidtke, A Mu tazilite creed of az-Zamakhsharī (d. , Ta rīkh, ed. vv. -th-m, - -y, dh-n-b, f- -sh, k-b-r, kh- -a; Zamakhsharī, Kashshāf. Secondary: S. M. BarAsher, Scripture and exegesis in early Imāmī Shiism, Leiden 1999; M.
213⁄828) that became famous. Here follows a survey of the earliest sources, which have the greatest relevance to our subject. About half of them can be studied in translations (see tools for the study of the qur n). For the later sīra works see Kister, Sīrah, 366-7; Schöller, Exegetisches Denken, 64-70. 30 Qi a The ﬁrst to occupy themselves intensely with the Qur ān, the Prophet and early Islamic knowledge in general were the storytellers or preachers named qā (pl. v. qi a ; Norris, Elements; see teaching and preaching the qur n).
E. his notebook to be copied by pupils, is not extant. A selection of nineteen adīths has, however, been preserved in a Berlin manuscript. G. Schoeler defends Mūsā against J. Schacht, who maintained that these texts 32 were not really transmitted by him. He demonstrates that Mūsā’s source indications (mostly al-Zuhrī) are not ﬁctitious, and in one case even proves the authenticity of al-Zuhrī’s source, who is no other than Urwa b. al-Zubayr. His argument rests on the analysis of more Mūsā quotations and parallel texts than Schacht had at his disposal, and on using the common-link method (see Juynboll, adīth, 378-81).