Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

Series Editors: Walid Saleh, Andrew Rippin

In its examination of critical issues in the scholarly study of the Qur'an and its commentaries, this series targets the disciplines of archaeology, history, textual history, anthropology, theology and literary criticism. The contemporary relevance of the Qur'an in the Muslim world, its role in politics and in legal debates are also dealt with, as are debates surrounding Quranic studies in the Muslim world.

  • Qur'anic Studies Today

    Edited by Angelika Neuwirth, Michael Sells

    Qur’anic Studies Today brings together thirteen specialists in the field of Islamic studies to provide a range of essays that reflect the depth and breadth of scholarship on the Qur’an. The volume analyses different aspects of the interactions between the Qur’an and other religious texts over the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
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  • Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview

    Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'un

    By Vanessa De Gifis

    Exploring the subjectivity of the Qur?an’s meaning in the world, this book analyses Qur?anic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric. Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the ?Abbasid Caliph al-Ma?mun (r. 813-833), whose rule…

    Hardback – 2014-04-10
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  • New Perspectives on the Qur'an

    The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    This book continues the work of The Qur’an in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’an and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’an’s own conversation with the religions and literatures…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
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  • Qur'anic Hermeneutics

    Al-Tabrisi and the Craft of Commentary

    By Bruce Fudge

    The work of the twelfth-century Shi’ite scholar al-Tabrisi, Majma’ al-bayan, is one of the most important works of medieval commentary on the Qur’an, and is still in use today. This work is an in-depth case study of Islamic exegetical methods and an exploration of the nature of scriptural…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
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  • The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions

    By Emran El-Badawi

    This book is a study of related passages found in the Arabic Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospels, i.e. the Gospels preserved in the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic dialects. It builds upon the work of traditional Muslim scholars, including al-Biqa‘i (d. ca. 808/1460) and al-Suyu?i (d. 911/1505)…

    Hardback – 2013-12-19
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  • Mary in the Qur'an

    A Literary Reading

    By Hosn Abboud

    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’…

    Hardback – 2013-12-19
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  • Interpreting al-Tha'labi's Tales of the Prophets

    Temptation, Responsibility and Loss

    By Marianna Klar

    Al-Tha’labi was a renowned Qur’anic scholar of the fifth/eleventh century, and his ‘Ara’is al-majalis is arguably the finest and most widely consulted example of the Islamic qisas al-anbiya’ genre. Drawing on primary Arabic sources, Klar applies modern critical methods in order to explore the…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01
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  • The Qur'an and its Biblical Subtext

    By Gabriel Said Reynolds

    This book challenges the dominant scholarly notion that the Qur’an must be interpreted through the medieval commentaries shaped by the biography of the prophet Muhammad, arguing instead that the text is best read in light of Christian and Jewish scripture. The Qur’an, in its use of allusions,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
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  • Moses in the Qur'an and Islamic Exegesis

    By Brannon M. Wheeler

    Relating the Muslim understanding of Moses in the Qur'an to the Epic of Gilgamesh, Alexander Romances, Aramaic Targums, Rabbinic Bible exegesis, and folklore from the ancient and medieval Mediterranean, this book shows how Muslim scholars authorize and identify themselves through allusions to the…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
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  • The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam

    The Authenticity of Muslim Literature from the Formative Period

    By Herbert Berg

    The most important debate in Islamic origins is that of the reliability of the lists of transmitters (isnads) that are said to guarantee the authenticity of the materials to which they are attached. Many scholars have come to the conclusion that most traditions (hadiths), which claim to preserve…

    Paperback – 2009-12-17
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  • Biblical Prophets in the Qur'an and Muslim Literature

    By Roberto Tottoli

    Part 1 is a comprehensive study of the Qur'anic data about each prophet, with a full portrait of every figure and dealing also with all the major scholarly literature on the subject and with the Qur'anic concept of prophetology. Part 2 is a history and study of the general Muslim literature dealing…

    Paperback – 2009-07-24
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  • Literary Structures of Religious Meaning in the Qu'ran

    By Issa J Boullata

    This volume studies how the literary elements in the Qur'an function in conveying its religious message effectively. It is divided into three parts. Part one includes studies of the whole Qur'an or large segments of it belonging to one historical period of its revelation; these studies concentrate…

    Paperback – 2009-06-08
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  • Logic, Rhetoric and Legal Reasoning in the Qur'an

    God's Arguments

    By Rosalind Ward Gwynne

    Muslims have always used verses from the Qur'an to support opinions on law, theology, or life in general, but almost no attention has been paid to how the Qur'an presents its own precepts as conclusions proceeding from reasoned arguments. Whether it is a question of God's powers of creation, the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-08
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  • Textual Relations in the Qur'an

    Relevance, Coherence and Structure

    By Salwa M. El-Awa

    Representing a new development in the study of Qur'anic text, this book tackles the issue of Qur'anic text structure by fusing the fields of linguistics and Qur'anic studies. The Qur'an contains many long suras covering diverse topics but with no apparent common context within which such variety…

    Paperback – 2009-06-08
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  • The Qur’an in its Historical Context

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Providing commentary on the controversial revisionist school of Qur’anic studies, this book explores the origins, scholarship and development of the Qur'an. The collection of articles, each written by a distinguished author, treat very familiar passages of the Qur’an in an original manner,…

    Paperback – 2009-02-01
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  • Sufi Commentaries on the Qur'an in Classical Islam

    By Kristin Sands

    Meeting the ever increasing interest in Islam and Sufism, this book is the first comprehensive study of Sufi Qur’anic commentaries and includes translations of many writings previously unavailable in English. It examines the shared hermeneutical assumptions of Sufi writers and the diversity in…

    Paperback – 2008-08-01
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