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The Quran and its Study : An In-Depth Exploration Of Islam's Sacred Scripture - English Translation Of علوم القرآن وإعجازه وتاريخ توثيقه

Adnan Zarzour

The Islamic Foundation / Kube Publishing - UK
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Ever since its revelation over 1400 years ago, the Qur’an has been the focus of considerable scholarly research. The present work represents one of the finest contemporary examples of Qur’anic scholarship written by a scholar who has spent a lifetime studying and teaching Qur’anic studies.

The Quran and its Study : An In-Depth Exploration Islam's Sacred Scripture is the English translation of the widely acclaimed Uloom Al-Qur'an book in Arabic:

علوم القرآن وإعجازه وتاريخ توثيقه

The original Arabic work has been recommended as among the best books on Uloom Al-Qur'an by Dr Abdur Rahmaan Al-Shehri, who is a professor of Quranic Studies in Imam Ibn Saud University Riyadh, head of Markaz-e-Tafseer Riyadh and among the foremost contemporary scholars having expertise in the field of Tafseer and Quranic studies. Dr Abdur Rahmaan Al-Shehri has included this book in his recommended reading list of 100 books on various branches of Quranic Studies :

المنتقى من كتب الدراسات القرآنية (100 كتاب)


The Quran and its Study : An In-Depth Exploration Islam's Sacred Scripture is a contemporary exploration of Qur’anic studies, analysing the various approaches to the Qur’an taken by leading scholars through the centuries.

In the course of five rich sections, Professor Adnan Zarzour considers an incredible range of topics including the nature of Qur’anic revelation, the history of the Quran’s compilation, an exploration of the Quran’s language, style and the nature of its stylistic inimitability and artistic features.

Other themes explored include the impact of the Qur’an on Islamic civilisation, as well as the various classical sub disciplines of Qur’anic studies, including the study of the variant readings (qirā’āt), the reasons for revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl), and abrogation (naskh).

Professor Zarzour also explores contemporary scholarship on the Quran, notably through a critical evaluation of modern tendencies, as well as through an evaluation of some of the most scintillating modern works of Tafsir.

This invaluable work will considerably enrich anyone's library and will serve as a reference work for generations to come.

Students, who understand Arabic, can study this book in further depth by watching the following Arabic lecture series, by the renowned Quranic studies scholar Shaykh Salaah Al-Khalidi, explaining this book in 16 lessons:


Title: The Quran and its Study : An In-Depth Exploration Islam's Sacred Scripture - English Translation Of علوم القرآن وإعجازه وتاريخ توثيقه
Author: Adnan Zarzour
Translator: Adil Salahi
Editor: Adil Salahi
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation / Kube Publishing - UK
Pages: 576
Volumes: 1
Language: English
18.8 cm x 24.6 cm
Binding: Paperback
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication:
Weight: 0.9 kg


Professor Adnan Zarzour gained his undergraduate degree from the University of Damascus faculty of Shari'ah in 1960, and his Masters and PhD from Dar al-'Ulum, Cairo University.

Over a long and productive career, he has taught at numerous universities throughout the Arab world. He i currently a visiting professor at Qatar University.

His scholarly work covers a wide spectrum of fields, including: Quranic and Hadith studies, Islamic theology, intellectual history, scholarly biography and studies in contemporary political philosophy, covering the topics of human rights, secularism and nationalism.


ولد في دمشق في 1939 تلقى تعليمه في مراحل التعليم الابتدائي والإعدادي والثانوي في مدارس الجمعية الغراء بدمشق التي كانت تعنى بالعلوم العربية والشرعية درس الشريعة والحقوق، وتخرج في الشريعة من جامعة دمشق في حزيران "يونيو" 1960م ، وكان أول خريج يحصل في كلية الشريعة على درجة الليسانس بتقدير جيد جداً مع مرتبة الشرف الثانية ،

ولم يتابع الدراسة في كلية الحقوق بعد أن اجتاز بعض مقررات السنة الرابعة . عمل مدرساً في المدارس الإعدادية والثانوية في بعض المحافظات السورية عين معيداً في كلية

Adil Salahi’s writings include the acclaimed Muhammad: Man and Prophet and Pioneers of Islamic Scholarship, and the English translation of the 18-volume In the Shade of the Qur’an. His main career has been in radio and print journalism, and for over 30 years he was editor of ‘Islam in Perspective’, a twice-weekly full-page column in the Arab News, a Saudi daily newspaper.



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