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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 the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar
Examines the doctrines contained in the Qur’an, providing a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live
Surveys the key themes of the Qur’an, its most significant historical interpretations, and some of the most significant figures who transmitted and taught the sacred scripture over the centuries
Considers the influence of the Qur’an on all major aspects 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 throwing a much-needed light on what it means to be a Muslim.
Table of Contents -- Introduction
1. God Speaks to Humanity. 2. The Prophet Conveys the Message. 3. The Voice and the Pen. 4. Blessed Words: The Qur’an and Culture. 5. What God Really Means: Interpreting the Qur'an. 6. Listening for God.
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.