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    Tafsir: An Introduction to Qur'anic Exegesis

    by Muhittin Akgul
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    • PAPERBACK : 2013-12-31 • 136 Pages • 6.75 x 9.5 inches inches • ISBN 9781597843164
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    DESCRIPTION

    An Introduction to Qur'anic Exegesis is a comprehensive textbook for Tafsir studies. It provides an academic introduction to Tafsir methodology for intermediate level of study. In addition to theological information, the commentaries for the short chapters of the Qur'an will enrich the students' knowledge, and nurture their curiosity for further studies.This book can be used for self-study or with the guidance of a teacher at Islamic schools and colleges as well as theology faculties.

    Extra CONTENTS
    UNIT 1
    The Definition of the Qur’an
    The Dictionary and Terminological Definitions of the Word “Qur’an”...........................3
    Other Names of the Qur’an..........................................................................................4
    The Virtues of Reading the Qur’an in the Correct Manner............................................5
    Is It Possible to Translate the Qur’an Literally................................................................6
    The Definition, Purpose, Significance and Variations of the Qur’anic Exegesis.............7
    UNIT 2
    The Definition of Revelation
    The Dictionary and Terminological Definition of the Word Wahy (Revelation)............11
    How the Revelations Were Sent..................................................................................11
    The Beginning of the Revelations, the Date and the Prophet’s Spiritual
    State During This Process...........................................................................................12
    The First Verse Revealed, the Interregnum Era and the Last Verse
    of the Qur’an Revealed..............................................................................................13
    The Characteristics of the Meccan and Medinan Verses..............................................14
    The Wisdom of the Qur’an's Revelation in Stages.......................................................15
    UNIT 3
    The Miraculousness of the Qur'an
    The Polytheists Against the Power of the Qur’an.........................................................17
    The First Step: “We Can Call It Sorcery.”....................................................................19
    All Kinds of Oppressions and Boycotts........................................................................20
    The Leaders of the Quraysh Listened to the Recitation of the Qur’an in Secret...........21
    Umar in the Presence of the Qur’an ...........................................................................22
    UNIT 4
    The Writing, Gathering and Copying of the Qur’an
    The Period of the Prophet: The Writing of the Qur’an.................................................27
    The Period of Abu Bakr: The Gathering of the Qur’an ...............................................29
    The Period of Uthman: The Copying of the Qur’an....................................................30
    UNIT 5
    The Definition of Surah and Ayah
    The Definition of the Word “Surah” (Chapter), the Sequence and
    Number of Chapters in the Qur’an.............................................................................33
    The Definition of the Word “Ayah” (Verse), the Sequence and Number
    of Verses in the Qur’an...............................................................................................33
    The Vowel Signs and Diacritical Marks.......................................................................34
    UNIT 6
    Short Commentaries
    Surah al-Fatiha...........................................................................................................37
    Surah al-Asr...............................................................................................................44
    Surah al-Fil.................................................................................................................51
    Surah al-Quraysh.......................................................................................................57
    Surah al-Ma’un..........................................................................................................61
    Surah al-Kawthar........................................................................................................69
    Surah al-Kafirun.........................................................................................................79
    Surah an-Nasr............................................................................................................85
    Surah al-Masad..........................................................................................................92
    Surah al-Ikhlas.........................................................................................................104
    Surah al-Falaq..........................................................................................................113
    Surah an-Nas...........................................................................................................124
    Sources....................................................................................................................133
    ABOUT AUTHOR
    Muhittin Akgul
    Muhittin Akgul

    Muhittin Akgul is a theology professor at Sakarya University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Islam.