The Qur’an Seminar Commentary / Le Qur’an Seminar: A by Mehdi Azaiez

By Mehdi Azaiez

The current quantity is the paintings of 25 students who characterize numerous specializations vital to the research of the Qur'an, together with Arabic language, comparative Semitic linguistics, paleography, epigraphy, historical past, rhetorical thought, hermeneutics, and religious study. the place to begin of this paintings used to be a chain of 5 foreign meetings at the Qur'an on the college of Notre Dame over the educational yr 2012-13, even supposing the commentaries contributed in the course of these meetings were rigorously edited to prevent repetition. Readers of The Qur'an Seminar statement will locate that the 50 passages chosen for inclusion during this paintings contain the various most vital and influential components of the Qur'an, including:

- Q 1, al-Fatiha
- Q 2:30-39, the angelic prostration earlier than Adam
- Q 2:255, the “Throne Verse”
- Q 3:7, the muhkamat and mutashabihat
- Q 4:3, polygamy and monogamy
- Q 5:112-15, the desk (al-ma'ida) from heaven
- Q 9:29, scuffling with the folks of the ebook and the jizya
- Q 12, the tale of Joseph
- Q 24:45, the “Light Verse”
- Q 33:40, the “seal of the prophets”
- Q fifty three, the “satanic verses”
- Q ninety six, together with the passage frequently defined because the “first revelation”
- Q ninety seven, the “night of qadr”
- Q one hundred and five, the “Companions of the Elephant”
- Q 112, on God and the denial of a divine son

The collaborative nature of this paintings, which comprises quite a lot of students discussing an identical passages from various views, bargains readers with an remarkable variety of insights at the Qur'anic textual content.

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1] Inquire as to which – Arabic – language was intended to be written down by the undotted and unvocalised rasm of the text. If it was what we call Classical Arabic today, the orthography could be considered strange at least. Notwithstanding some groundbreaking studies in the last century, the problem remains unsolved, even while many details point to an Arabic of the “modern, analytic” type without iʿrāb. This leads, naturally, to the next historical question and problem: why and how the original rasm was partially changed, but mostly reinterpreted and “completed” by the actually quite sophisticated Qurʾānic (and Classical Arabic) orthography?

Dye Je considère le Coran comme un texte du VIIe siècle, relevant pour l’essentiel du « monde biblique » proche-oriental. 16 16:40 16 Research Statements Formgeschichte et la Redaktionskritik (une telle approche ne nie nullement le substrat arabe préislamique). On peut présenter une esquisse de cette méthode en cinq points. Premièrement, d’un point de vue strictement historique: il convient de s’écarter du lien systématiquement établi entre le Coran et la Sīra. Il est souvent plus éclairant de lire le Coran à la lumière de ses références à la littérature biblique, à savoir non seulement la Bible et les écrits apocryphes, mais également la littérature exégétique, homilétique et liturgique chrétienne et juive, sans oublier bien sûr les traditions orales et populaires, plus difficiles cependant à étudier, puisqu’elles ont naturellement laissé moins de traces écrites.

The multicultural, multireligious and multilingual world of the late ancient Near East. This background can be reconstructed through evidence, which includes the vast repository of treatises from the Jewish-Christian as well as non-monotheistic communities, the non-Arabic contemporary literature of various peoples in Syriac, Hebrew, Persian, Greek, Ethiopic, Latin, Armenian, and Coptic, the eschatological anxieties, apocalyptic dimensions, political and military tensions experienced by those who lived during these times, as well as the important archeological, paleographical and numismatic evidence that is now available to us.

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