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Divine Speech

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The Quran, the sacred scripture of Islam, is revered as the spoken word of God by approximately one-fifth of the world's population. Since its inception, the power of the Quran has derived not only from its message, but also from the inimitable literary style and rhetorical impact that the Arabic scripture has on its audiences. Divine Speech: Exploring the Quran as Literat ...more
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Published by Bayyinah Publications
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Abu Kamdar
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Whether you benefit from this book or not depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for spirituality and motivation, then this is not the book to read. It is an academic work focusing on the linguistics of the Quran.

The linguistics of the Quran is a very difficult topic to explain in English and the authors do as good a job as possible. Explaining the nuances of Arabic grammar and word choice in English is a real challenge, but this book does a good-enough job of it.

Its worth rea
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Rozaini Haji
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of Al Quran miracle is on the language used in it. There lies the beauty and through it many  meanings can be derived depending on which angle it is looked into.

Revealation which were given to Prophet Muhamad last 1400 years ago is still significant up until now and in fact, many still find new discoveries in it.

That is why one never tires reading over this holy book . Meaning upon meaning can came upon the reader when it's read.

Translation has only a certain degree in giving the meaning in
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Irni Farid
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Divine Speech is indeed a book on exploring the Quran as literature. The contents of the book is arranged to introduce readers to the in-depth meanings of Al-Quran through its Arabic language - structure and composition through selected translations and researches.

A very good for reference and a joy for reading.
Ivdad Ahmed Khan
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eye opening in more ways than one. Brilliant!
Siddiqur Rahman
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finished reading it. When I first started reading the translation of the Quran it seemed a bit disconnected and couldn't grasp the structure. I started looking for answers and came across this book.

Alhamdulillah. What an eye opener. The Quran is not just the Book of Allah and a Guidance for mankind but it is also a literary masterpiece. Every word, every ayat, every surah and the whole of Quran is such intricately structured, it is mind-blowing.

I recommend that you not only recite Quran but al
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Zainab Abdul Aziz
All praise and gratitude is due to God, the Lord of all peoples.

This book is a comprehensive, engaging and highly readable book that concist of multitude of topics which solely related to literature aspect of al Quran.

I was blowned away by the complexity and in-depth research by the authors.

Book like this surely increase your appreciation toward the Divine Book.
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Said
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: religion
The Quran as literature not as spirituality.
Zakiyyah
4.5 stars
Divine Speech: Exploring the Quran as Literature is a great introductory text for learning about some of the elements that make the Qur'an especially unique. The content is easy to understand but also mindblowing, if you've only done a perfunctory reading of the Qur'an. Well, you may not think you have, but Divine Speech shares points that made me feel as though I barely have a kindergartener's understanding. It especially demonstrates the importance of learning (fusha) Arabic as so muc
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Ahmed Julker Nine
The arrangement of the Quran is one of many reason why MUSLIM believe it could only have come from God. In fact modern research has discovered a remarkable structure in the Quran known as Ring Composition.

One of the many miracles of the Qur'an is its language. Its literature is of very high quality. Which is lost in translation. No matches were found with the original Arabic. What a beautiful knitting style. Such as Word Choice, Word Worder, Grammatical Shifts etc. Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan and bro
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Ridha77
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I simply love the way the author writes his books. The language, the humor, the way he reasons with...everything! I don't get much time to read books but when I do I like to read books that just take you in a flow where you forget time and place. Hope more books will be coming our way soon from this author. ...more
Hamizah Salleh
Jan 04, 2021 rated it liked it
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This is very scholarly reading. This is very good and I need to put on my analytical mode while reading this. Thus I have been putting it in the shelf for a very long time before actually resume reading it.
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surely the best book on the brilliance of Quranic linguistics for beginners
Quashef
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Relatively newer knowledge on the Quranic structure. Hopefully will get refined with further scholarship.
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Nouman Ali Khan is a Muslim speaker and the CEO and founder of Bayyinah Institute, an Arabic studies, educational institution in the United States.

His early education in Arabic started in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and continued in Pakistan. His serious Arabic training began in 1999 in the United States. He has been teaching Modern Standard and Classical Arabic at various venues for several years with o
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