Reflections on the Qur'an

Reflections on the Qur'an Author Mohamed Hag Magid
ISBN-10 9781449903244
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The Qur’an was revealed in the blessed month of Ramadan. As it is recited over the course of the month, Muslims are encouraged to develop a deeper connection with it by focusing on the recited text and maximizing their effort to understand its meaning. This book is a compilation of summaries of all the surahs that would be recited one day after another during Taraweeh prayer. We hope that these summaries will allow those who attend Taraweeh prayer to understand the deeper meanings of the words being recited each night. By summarizing the major themes of each surah of the Qur’an, this book will encourage the reader to become familiar with the lessons of each surah ahead of the imam’s recitation. Furthermore, this revised third edition of the book includes exercises and discussion points to encourage the reader to apply Qur’anic lessons into everyday life in practical and easy ways.



Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence

Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence Author Kecia Ali
ISBN-10 9781780743813
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Publisher Oneworld Publications
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Whether exploring the thorny issues of wives' sexual duties, divorce, homosexuality, or sex outside marriage, discussions of sexual ethics and Islam often spark heated conflict rather than reasoned argument. In this updated and expanded edition of her ground-breaking work, feminist Muslim scholar Dr Kecia Ali asks how one can determine what makes sex lawful and ethical in the sight of God. 

Drawing on both revealed and interpretative Muslim texts, Ali critiques medieval and contemporary commentators alike to produce a balanced and comprehensive study of a subject both sensitive and urgent, making this an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and interested readers.



Reflections on the Qur'an: Commentaries on Selected Verses

Reflections on the Qur'an: Commentaries on Selected Verses Author M. Fethullah Gülen
ISBN-10 9781597842648
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Publisher Tughra Books
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The Qur’an is believed by Muslims to be the final word of God revealed to humanity through Prophet Muhammad speaking to all humans for all times. This nature of Islam’s holy book brings along a continuous study of it so that its injunctions are reinterpreted according to constantly changing times and conditions of our world. This book presents such interpretations from a respected Muslim scholar who explains verses for the modern age. Gülen is well-informed of the classical exegetical discipline; nevertheless in this book he keeps his explanations short and to the point, not to tire away readers. The book does not cover all the verses of the Qur’an, but selected ones, those relate most to the human existence on earth, life after death, and stories revealed in the holy book



Reflections on the Quran

Reflections on the Quran Author Irfan Ahmad Khan
ISBN-10 9780860374459
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Publisher Islamic Foundation
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The author's approach to figure out the logic which binds certain verses in one chapter to one theme and all the themes to each other represents a genuine and valuable contribution to the library of Quranic commentary which makes the Quran and its message more comprehensible to the readers: Muslims and non-Muslims.



Sexual Ethics And Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence

Sexual Ethics And Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence Author Kecia Ali
ISBN-10 9781851684564
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Publisher Oneworld Publications
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Whether exploring the thorny issues of wives’ sexual duties, divorce, homosexuality, or sex outside marriage, discussions of sexual ethics and Islam often spark heated conflict rather than reasoned argument. In this ground-breaking, lucid, and carefully constructed work, feminist Muslim scholar Dr Kecia Ali asks how one can determine what makes sex lawful and ethical in the sight of God.

Drawing on both revealed and interpretative Muslim texts, Ali critiques medieval and contemporary commentators alike to produce a balanced and comprehensive study of a subject both sensitive and urgent, making this an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and interested readers.



The Gleams (Risale-I Nur Collection)

The Gleams (Risale-I Nur Collection) Author Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
ISBN-10 9781597841320
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Publisher Tughra Books
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The 30 treatises written by this influential Islamic scholar address key issues of humanity, as discussed in the Qur?an, that are equally applicable to modern society. Essays include expositions on nature and its impossibility without the existence of God, the concept of sincerity and why it is a crucial part of Islam practice, and suggested ways for the elderly and sick to treat their ailments while staying true to their religion.



Reflections on the Miracles of the QURAN

Reflections on the Miracles of the QURAN Author Zagloul Kadah
ISBN-10 9781681397993
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Publisher Page Publishing, Inc.
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This book is dedicated to the subject of the miracles contained in the Quran, also referred to as signs or portents. Each prophet of the three Abrahamic faiths was empowered with signs to facilitate his mission and these are well documented in scriptures. With the passage of time many faded away from memory and many people came to doubt their existence, but not so with the Quran. It remains as pure and eternal as God decreed it to be when it was revealed upon the Prophet Muhammad. The author's intention in this book was to select stories from the Quran, some randomly, that cover a wide range of disciplines such as cosmology, physics, history, embryology and others and present them within the framework of the prevailing knowledge at the time. Discerning readers will hopefully find such presentations not only interesting and easy to follow but also leave no doubt in their minds that the Quran is the Word of God and that it could not have been created by humans. The author's ultimate objective is to link the Islamic faith to the other Abrahamic religions in an effort to convey the message that it is God's intent that we establish peace and justice universally and attain compassion among humankind en toto.



Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Quranic Prayer According to the Teachings of Imam Ali (Institute of Ismaili Studies Occasional Papers (Numbered))

Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Quranic Prayer According to the Teachings of Imam Ali (Institute of Ismaili Studies Occasional Papers (Numbered)) Author Reza-Shah Kazemi
ISBN-10 9781848854475
Release 2011-03-15
Publisher I. B. Tauris In Association With The Institute Of Ismaili Studies
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The Qur'an is the sacramental foundation of prayer in Islam. Its inspirational power is perpetually renewed through being recited and meditated upon by Muslims on a daily basis throughout their lives. This succinct and readable study offers unique contemporary insights into the spiritual, intellectual and moral interplay set in motion by the short Qur'anic chapters that are recited in their prayers by Muslims of all traditions, but which are particularly recommended within Shi'i Islam. Reza Shah-Kazemi engages closely and creatively with the Qur'anic chapters, basing his philosophical reflections on traditional exegetical principles, and focusing in particular on the relationship between the moral and the mystical aspects of the texts. The result is a stimulating meditation that probes the depths of meaning contained within the verses of a revelation by which the spiritual life of Muslims has for many centuries been nourished and fulfilled.



The Rays: Reflections on Islamic Belief, Thought, Worship and Action (Risale-I Nur Collection)

The Rays: Reflections on Islamic Belief, Thought, Worship and Action (Risale-I Nur Collection) Author Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
ISBN-10 9781597842150
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Publisher Tughra Books
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Providing a framework of Islamic thought for issues raised in modern times, this cornerstone volume offers important insight into matters of belief through a collection of arguments that assert the importance of a renewed faith in today?s world. Stating that belief equals knowledge and that the convictions underlying nonbelief are ignorance and absence of judgment, this spirituality-affirming compendium features essays that introduce the pillars of faith for the Islamic tradition and give a broader understanding of Islam based on the Qur?an. Ultimately hoping to prove the existence and unity of God, this magnum opus is perfect for researchers and students of Islam as well as anyone interested in a broad analysis of the Qur?an and the main tenets of the Islamic faith.



Allaah – His Introduction (Towards Comprehensive Reflection on the Qur'aan Book 1)

Allaah – His Introduction (Towards Comprehensive Reflection on the Qur'aan Book 1) Author Abdulwasiu Baruwa
ISBN-10
Release 2012-01-29
Publisher Abdulwasiu Baruwa
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It is highly essential to truly learn about God and act according to the correct knowledge about Him before a person could become a good servant of God and earns His Pleasure in this world and in the Hereafter.

Having the correct knowledge about God is the only solution to the wrong (polytheistic, atheistic, etc) beliefs that are widely common among people, as far as knowledge about God is concerned.

The Only way to Paradise is to meet God, Allaah (Glorified and Exalted is He), with Monotheistic heart, and this begins with having the correct knowledge and beliefs about God, Allaah (subhaanahu wata'aalaa), the One and Only Creator of all that exist.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“The Day (of Resurrection) whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, Except him who brings to Allaah a clean heart [clean from Kufr (disbelief), Shirk (polytheism) and Nifaaq (hypocrisy)].”
[S. 26:88-89]

This is why it is highly important to correctly learn about Allaah often, as Allaah commands:

“So know that, Laaa 'ilaaha 'illallaah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah)...”
[S.47:19]

This lesson one (Allaah - His Introduction) deals with the following subtopics:
01 - HE IS ONE
02 - NOT ONE OUT OF THREE
03 - NOR ONE OUT OF TWO
04 - HE HAS NO CONSORT OR CHILDREN
05 - NO CHILDREN
06 - HE IS NOBODY'S SON
07 - HAS NO PARTNER
08 - THE FIRST, THE LAST
09 - THE FIRST AND THE LAST ARE HIS
10 - EVER LIVING/IMMORTAL/ETERNAL
11 - ALL WILL PERISH EXCEPT HIM
12 - HE WILL NOT DIE, EVER
13 - PRESENT EVERYWHERE (WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE)
14 - HIS NAMES ARE THE MOST EXCELLENT
15 - HE IS NEAR
16 - NEARER THAN THE JUGULAR VEIN (IN NECK)
17 - VISION CANNOT COMPREHEND HIM

Each Verse in the main body of this book is superscribed with number which when clicked takes the reader to the commentaries part for further brief explanations. It is hoped that the reader learns a lot from this lesson and then come to have a deeper introduction of Allaah, Glorified and Exalted is He.



Reflections on the Qur an

Reflections on the Qur an Author M. Fethullah Gülen
ISBN-10 9781597846585
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 280
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The Qur’an is believed by Muslims to be the final word of God revealed to humanity through Prophet Muhammad speaking to all humans for all times. This nature of Islam’s holy book brings along a continuous study of it so that its injunctions are reinterpreted according to constantly changing times and conditions of our world. This book presents such interpretations from a respected Muslim scholar who explains verses for the modern age. Gülen is well-informed of the classical exegetical discipline; nevertheless in this book he keeps his explanations short and to the point, not to tire away readers. The book does not cover all the verses of the Qur’an, but selected ones, those relate most to the human existence on earth, life after death, and stories revealed in the holy book



Reflections on the Qur an

Reflections on the Qur an Author Irfan Ahmad Khan
ISBN-10 OCLC:968513567
Release 2005
Pages 782
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Reflections on the Qur an has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reflections on the Qur an also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reflections on the Qur an book for free.



Sexual Ethics and Islam

Sexual Ethics and Islam Author Kecia Ali
ISBN-10 9781780748535
Release 2015-12-21
Pages 320
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Whether exploring the thorny issues of wives’ sexual duties, divorce, homosexuality, or sex outside marriage, discussions of sexual ethics and Islam often spark heated conflict rather than reasoned argument. In this groundbreaking, lucid, and carefully constructed work, feminist Muslim scholar Dr Kecia Ali asks how one can determine what makes sex lawful and ethical in the sight of God. Drawing on both revealed and interpretative Muslim texts, Ali critiques medieval and contemporary commentators alike to produce a balanced and comprehensive study of a subject both sensitive and urgent, making this an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and interested readers.



Out of Darkness Into Light

Out of Darkness Into Light Author Ann Holmes Redding
ISBN-10 9780819227065
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 272
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An introduction to the major themes and passages of the holy book of Islam, this book invites readers of any religion—or none—to meditate on verses of the Quran as support for spiritual practices and growth. It guides the reader through the rich tapestry of the Quran, weaving through a number of themes, including the mystery of God, surrender to the divine will, and provisions for the spiritual journey. Quranic verses are supplemented by sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, the words of Rumi and other Sufi poets, and relevant quotations and insights from Jewish and Christian sources. The book also offers practical suggestions for expanding and strengthening one’s spiritual sinews.



Reflections on the Miracles of the QURAN

Reflections on the Miracles of the QURAN Author Zagloul Kadah
ISBN-10 9781681398006
Release 2015-12-03
Pages 136
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This book is dedicated to the subject of the miracles contained in the Quran, also referred to as signs or portents. Each prophet of the three Abrahamic faiths was empowered with signs to facilitate his mission and these are well documented in scriptures. With the passage of time many faded away from memory and many people came to doubt their existence, but not so with the Quran. It remains as pure and eternal as God decreed it to be when it was revealed upon the Prophet Muhammad. The author’s intention in this book was to select stories from the Quran, some randomly, that cover a wide range of disciplines such as cosmology, physics, history, embryology and others and present them within the framework of the prevailing knowledge at the time. Discerning readers will hopefully find such presentations not only interesting and easy to follow but also leave no doubt in their minds that the Quran is the Word of God and that it could not have been created by humans. The author’s ultimate objective is to link the Islamic faith to the other Abrahamic religions in an effort to convey the message that it is God’s intent that we establish peace and justice universally and attain compassion among humankind en toto.



O You who Believe

O You who Believe Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:861855469
Release 2013
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O You who Believe has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from O You who Believe also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full O You who Believe book for free.



Spiritual Quest

Spiritual Quest Author Reza Shah-Kazemi
ISBN-10 9780857735287
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 128
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The Qur?an is the sacramental foundation of prayer in Islam. Its inspirational power is perpetually renewed through being recited and meditated upon by Muslims on a daily basis throughout their lives. This succinct monograph provides a unique contemporary insight into the spiritual, intellectual and moral dynamics set in motion by the short Qur?anic chapters recited in their prayers by Muslims of all traditions, but which are particularly recommended within Shi?i Islam. Dr Shah-Kazemi engages creatively with the chapters of the Qur?an, including the ‘Opening’ (al-Fatiha) chapter, basing his own philosophical reflections on the teachings of Imam ?Al?. He focuses in particular on the relationship between the moral and the mystical aspects of the texts. The result is a stimulating philosophical meditation probing the depths of meaning comprised within the verses of a Revelation by which the spiritual quest of Muslims has constantly been inspired, nourished and fulfilled.



Voice of an Exile

Voice of an Exile Author Esther R. Nelson
ISBN-10 0275982505
Release 2004
Pages 219
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In 1995 Ayman al-Zawahiri, a prominent terrorist figure recently associated with Al Queda and al-Jihad, issued a bounty against Dr. Nasr Abu Zaid, a respected Islamic scholar at Cairo University. What was Zaid's offense? Arguing that Islam's holy texts should be interpreted in the historical and linguistic context of their time, and that new interpretations should account for social change. Zaid's personal story and academic pursuits, reflecting the social reality of the broader culture, offer new perspectives on Islam and provide hope to Muslims who feel their religion has been misrepresented and misunderstood.



A Perspective on the Signs of Al Quran

A Perspective on the Signs of Al Quran Author Saeed Malik
ISBN-10 9781439239629
Release 2009-09-24
Pages 282
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It is clear in every page of this brilliant work that it was written from a heartfelt perspective. A must read for every student of life, love, spirituality, and of course the Quran."--Whitney Cannon, founder Taleef Collective, Fremont, California.



The Qur n and Its Interpretive Tradition

The Qur   n and Its Interpretive Tradition Author Andrew Rippin
ISBN-10 0860788482
Release 2001-01
Pages 336
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The position of the Qur'an as the central symbol and reference point of Islam cannot be disputed. Despite this significance, the academic study of the Qur'an has lagged far behind that of the Bible. In these studies Andrew Rippin reflects upon both the principles and the problems of studying the Qur'an within the discipline of religious studies. He also pursues detailed investigations of the meaning of variants to the text and the history of Muslim interpretation of the text in its diversity. A newly written introduction lays out some of the general implications of these studies, while extensive indexes of Qur'anic verses, books, authors and topics make this research more readily accessible.



In The Early Hours

In The Early Hours Author Khurram Murad
ISBN-10 9780860375371
Release 2013-09-15
Pages 176
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A great book of inspirational advice on the subject of spiritual and self development.



Codex of Love

Codex of Love Author White Dove
ISBN-10 9780973593112
Release 2005
Pages 208
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Did you know that long before prophetic men living in the desert changed the course of history of our planet, a living prophetic tradition of women preached about a much older religion of a Goddess that is LIFE itself? Long before Jesus talked about love, Her priestesses did. Long before the Quran declared the Divine to be the Light of the heavens, Her priestesses did. Why should something that happened thousands of years ago matter to you today? It matters because the Goddess prophetic tradition still lives! Just like debar Yahweh (the word of Yahweh) was heard 3000 years ago, abat Ishtar (the word of Ishtar) still cries for you to hear today. O seeker, if you ask who is Ishtar, look at the stars, they will tell you My story. If you ask where is Ishtar, look deep within your eyes and you shall see Me. If your mind says I dont believe in Ishtar, dwell on the image of your beloved and you will remember Me. In the heart of every man and woman is a star. Seek it and you shall know Me. I am Ishtar and I love you. If you have read the Bible, the Quran, or the Bhagavad Gita, then you owe it to yourself to read the Codex of Love. It is a book that evokes happiness with every reading, whose words of love fall like gentle rain on parched earth. Read it out loud to yourself and be ready to be amazed by the profound sense of love that surrounds you. You will want to read it again and again because the simplicity of its prose hides intensely deep spiritual teachings. Discover what the Goddess heavenly teachings have to say about: * Living the spirituality of love even if you have been hurt so many times. * Enjoying a more peaceful life in a world filled with war and news of terror. * Finding thattrue love you always wanted. * Keeping the fires of love, desire, and passion ablaze in your life. * Experiencing intense sacred sex that illuminates your soul. * Walking touched by the spirit of the Goddess every day of your life. Many books have been written on the Goddess, the old religion and neo paganism. Experts talk from an anthropological perspective and some give you basic rituals and hymns. The Codex of Love leaps out, unique in that it is the living words of the Goddess. For the faithful, it is indeed a joy ride of love that gladdens the heart and uplifts the spirit. For the skeptic, it is a pleasurable and tantalizing journey filled with spiritual nuggets of wisdom. No matter your affiliations, if love is your religion at all, you need to read this book.



Theological Reflections at the Boundaries

Theological Reflections at the Boundaries Author Paul O. Ingram
ISBN-10 9781630874070
Release 2011-11-04
Pages 188
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The interdependence of boundary questions and the experience of cognitive dissonance reveal that knowledge in all fields of inquiry is always incomplete and tentative. The issues are particularly acute for Christian theological reflection. Ingram illustrates the importance of boundary questions and cognitive dissonance as a means of creatively transforming contemporary Christian theological reflection through dialogue with the natural sciences and the world's religions, particularly Buddhism, filtered through the lenses of Whiteheadian process philosophy.



It s Ramadan Curious George

It s Ramadan  Curious George Author H. A. Rey
ISBN-10 9780544866904
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 14
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It's the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Then, George helps make gift baskets to donate to the needy, and watches for the crescent moon with the man in the yellow hat. Finally George joins in the Eid festivities to mark the end of his very first Ramadan. This playful tabbed board book, with a foil-stamped cover, makes a great holiday gift for all fans of Curious George—those who celebrate Ramadan, and those who are learning about it for the first time!



Religious Reflections on the Human Body

Religious Reflections on the Human Body Author Jane Marie Law
ISBN-10 0253115442
Release 1995-02-22
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"It provides imaginative and thought-provoking... coverage of the ways in which religious thought and practice construct understandings of the human body." -- Journal of Asian Studies "Drawing on a remarkably diverse set of studies discussing the major Western religious traditions (including Islam) and East and South Asian traditions, the book challenges easy theorization of 'the body in religion.'... an excellent source book for college-level comparative religion courses... " -- Bruce Mannheim, University of Michigan "... an important study that... should be of considerable interest to the general student of the history and phenomenology of religions." -- Muslim World Book Review The first cross-cultural and interdisciplinary survey on the relationship between religious practice and ideology and the human body.



The Holy Quran

The Holy Quran Author Allamah Nooruddin
ISBN-10 194204304X
Release 2015-11-20
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This exegesis/commentary of the Holy Quran is a scholarly masterpiece of distinction, engaging and authentic. Moreover, it contains scholarly reflection and explanation on important topics in the light of the Holy Quran. This commentary invites us to leave behind our doubts, our conventional and limiting beliefs, go beyond blind faith, and follow His way that shall lead us to reach the certainty of the existence of the Most Gracious and Ever Merciful. It is not to be expected that all the transcendent excellencies and the miraculous beauties of the Holy Quran could be unveiled here. Nevertheless, this team of the Muslim scholars, have identified and explained some great pearls of wisdom embedded in the Holy Quran. This unique style reached its utmost perfection in the Holy Quran. What has been said so far is simply to alert the reader of this exegesis of the Holy Quran, of the difficult task confronted by the commentators and the fact that the human knowledge cannot fully fathom ...



The Qur an Modern Science

The Qur an   Modern Science Author Maurice Bucaille
ISBN-10 9781471630729
Release 1997
Pages 26
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There is no human work in existence that contains statements as far beyond the level of knowledge of its time as the Qur’an. Scientific opinions comparable to those in the Qur’an are the result of modern knowledge. In the commentaries to translations of the Qur’an that have appeared in European languages, I have only been able to find scattered and vague references to them. Nor do commentators writing in Arabic provide a complete study of the aspects of the Qur’an that deal with scientific matters. This is why the idea of a comprehensive study of the problem appealed to me.