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Major Themes of the Qur'an

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Major Themes of the Qur’an is Fazlur Rahman’s introduction to one of the richest texts in the history of religious thought. In this classic work, Rahman unravels the Qur’an’s complexities on themes such as God, society, revelation, and prophecy with the deep attachment of a Muslim educated in Islamic schools and the clarity of a scholar who taught for decades in the West.

Paperback, 180 pages
Published April 1st 1980 by Bibliotheca Islamica (first published 1979)
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Martyn Rush
The book that started it all. A book written in exile. A book that opened up so much. Here, Fazlur Rahman pioneers an approach to the Qur'an that bypasses the strictures of centuries of Tafsir, which lock and imprison meanings in millennia-old contexts, setting free the Qur'an to live and breath as a 20th and 21st century message. It identifies the Qur'an as a call, an appeal, an address, rather than a legal document, and it neatly summarises the key themes in such a way as to demand further stu ...more
Mahmood Ali
Zameen muntazir aasman muntazir,

Hai sarey ka sara jahan muntazir,

Imamat ka deedar in ko miley,

Ye mehrab o mimber azan muntazir,

Jahan main Ho shams e imamat tuloo,

Makan muntazir la makan muntazir,

Sunane ko noha Shah e karbala ka,

Har ik Shah ka noha khwan muntazir,

Chaley zulfiqar e ALI a.s aik baar,

Hain sarey he Peer o Jawan muntazir,

Areeze main MEHDI ne bas ye likha,

Aaiye MOLA hai ye madhha khwan muntazir.
Aamir Raja
Very interesting explanation of the Quranic themes.
this is a must read.
Afida Othman
instead of because it is quiet academic. A very serius read & if it had been simplier, maybe it would be appealling to more readers. I find it very informative though, and would wish it would be read by muslims in particular & non muslims in genaral. ...more
Oct 09, 2008 Adam rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Best exegesis on the Qur'an, in English, that I've read. His understanding of the themes really helps one to settle, and understand what the thrust of the Qur'an really is. He was just an amazing scholar.
inspiring book
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