Author: Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi
Paperback: 424 pages
ABOUT THE BOOK:
An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an presents a detailed and thorough explanation of the sciences related to the history, understanding and implementation of the Qur'an. The book provides the English reader with a detailed analysis of classic Muslim scholarship regarding: the process of Inspiration (wahy); the various means of classifying verses of the Qur'an; the history of the compilation of the Qur'an; the meaning of the seven ahruf and the ten qira?aat of the Qur'an; the miraculous nature of the Qur'an; the concept of abrogation in the Qur'an; the procedure and methodology of tafseer; and many other topics. The work has a number of sections dedicated to explaining the traditional Muslim refutations of certain beliefs of the Ash'arees with regards to the Qur'an. This book also includes detailed discussions on modern Western scholarship of the Qur'an. After presenting a history of the English translation of the Qur'an, along with a critical review of some translations, the author discusses and refutes common Orientalist polemic literature on the Qur'an. The work is unique in that it presents classical material in a simple and modern style, while maintaining a high academic level. It is the most advanced work of its kind in the English language, and a necessary reference for all serious students of Islamic knowledge.
About the Author:
Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas, but completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences and an M.A. in Islamic Theology (Aqeedah) from the College of Da'wah at the University.