The Qur’an

The Basics 

Massimo Campanini, London: Routledge, 2016


This second edition of a popular introduction to the Qur’an includes an essential updated reference guide, including a chronology of the revelation, links to internet resources, and suggestions for further reading. Exploring the Qur’an’s reception through history, its key teachings, and its place in contemporary thought and belief, this volume analyzes: the Qur’an as the word of God; its reception and communication by the Prophet Muhammad; the structure and language of the text; conceptions of God, the holy law, and jihad; and Islamic commentaries on Qur’anic teachings through the ages. The Qur’an: The Basics, Second Edition is a concise and accessible introduction.

(Text from the publisher)

Table of contents

  1. Islam and the Qur’an
  2. Structure and Composition
  3. God, Humanity and Prophecy
  4. The Qur’an and the Qur’anic Science
  5. Contemporary Approaches to the Qur’an

Appendix I: Glossary of Essential Terms

Appendix II: Concise Traditional Chronology of the Revelation

Appendix III: Websites on the Qur’an

Works Cited and Bibliography



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