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1st Edition

Mary in the Qur'an
A Literary Reading

ISBN 9781138282483
Published November 7, 2016 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

Providing an analysis of the complete story of Mary in its liturgical, narrative and rhetorical contexts, this literary reading is a prerequisite to any textual reading of the Qur’an whether juristic, theological, or otherwise.

intertextuality between the Old Testament, New Testament and the Qur’an.

The Qur’an is an oral event, linguistic phenomenon and great literature. So the application of modern literary theories is essential to have full comprehension of the history of the development of literary forms from pre-Islamic period such as poetry, story telling, speech-giving to the present. In addition, there is a need, from a feminist perspective, to understand in depth why a Christian mother figure such as Mary was important in early Islam and in the different stages of the development of the Qur’an as a communication process between Muhammad and the early Muslim community.

Introducing modern literary theories, gender perspective and feminist criticism into Qur’anic scholarship for the first time, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers of Islamic Studies, Qur’anic and New Testament Studies, Comparative Literature and Feminist Theology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sources and Methodology 1 Form of Surat Maryam 2 Maryam’s Story 3 Form of the Verse Units of the Infancy Story of Maryam 4 Stylistics analysis of Maryam’s Infancy, Chosenness and Annunciation Scenes, and Isa’s Apostleship and Birth Story 5 The Infancy Story of Maryam 6 Muslim Classical and Modern Exegesis on the Doctrinal Issue of Maryam’s Prophethood  7 Conclusion

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Hosn Abboud holds a Ph.D from the University of Toronto in Islamic Religion and Philosophy with a focus on gender issues in Islam, and modern Arabic feminist writings. Mary in the Qur’an has also been published in Arabic (Dar-al-Saqi, 2010).