Introducing the Quran- How to Study and Understand the Quran
The author: Dr. Hasanuddin Ahmed
The Qur'an is a collection of divine revelations delivered to the Prophet of Islam, directing him to communicate these revelations to mankind as a guidance to those who cared to live right. It has been a charter for humanity upwards of fourteen hundred years.
Broadly speaking the Qur'anic studies can be divided into two categories: The study of the contents of the Qur'an and the study about the Qur'an. the present study relates to the latter category. Scholarly and scientific studies of different aspects of knowledge which are related to the Qur'an such as its script, its recitation, its compilation, arrangement of its chapters, its inimitable nature etc. were teken up in earlier centuries. The scope of each study gradually began to widen. Eminent scholars produced vokuninous litterature on each branch of study. Each constituted a study by itself. All these sciences together were termed as Ulum al-Qur'an.
In this book a gist of sixteen sciences has been presented. The aim is to help towards a better understanding of the various facets of the study about Qur'an by providing all relevant information. This book will serve as a companion volume to the student of the Qur'an
Dr. Hasanuddin Ahmed holds a PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. After getting his Master's degree, he joined the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS). In course of his long career in the IAS, he served in various prominent positions with distinction such as Director, Religious Affairs Department inthe erstwhile state of Hyderabad, Agent to and Deputy Secretary, Government of India, in-charge of minority affairs and awqaf. The author besides being an administrator, is also a prolific writer with varied interests which range from language and litterature to religious studies and nature cure. Many of his books have been translated into other Indian languages. His work on urdu word count was widely acclaimed in litterary circles. He has received several awards and honours for his works. After retirement from the administrative service, he served as chairman, Andhra Pradesh Minorities Commission. He lives in Hyderabad, India and is engaged in social an cultural activities including intellectual and litterary prusuits.
350 pages, paperback
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