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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an | Dr. Ali Ataie 

MCC East Bay  1/17/2017 Link to Entire Quranic Sciences Series:

Dr. Ali Ataie delivers his first lecture introducing the Qur'anic Sciences.
Watch Dr. Ali Ataie's entire Qur'anic Sciences series at: More Ustadh Dr. Ataie: This series talk was delivered on January 17, 2017 at the Muslim Community Center - East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California. In this series, Islamic Sciences Researcher Dr. Ali Ataie, over eight weeks delves, into the sciences to interpret and understand Islam’s Holy Book. These comprehensive session is for any serious student of the Qur'an and it spans the contexts of revelation to correct recitation.Dr. Ataie used "Ulum al Qur'an: An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an (Koran)" by Ahmad Von Denffer.

This classic and popular introduction to the sciences developed to interpret and understand Islam's holy book is ideal for all serious students of the Koran. Precise, yet comprehensive, it covers the traditional disciplines, including the meaning and contexts of revelation, the history and transmission of the text, and exegesis, as well as more contemporary topics like the recording of the Koran, the history of Orientalist approaches, and a survey of translations. It ends with a guide for the correct recitation of, and etiquette toward, the Koran.

Chapter 1: The Qur'an and Revelation
Chapter 2: Transmission of the Qur'anic Revelation
Chapter 3: The Qur'an in Manuscript and Print
Chapter 4: Form, Language and Style
Chapter 5: Understanding the Text
Chapter 6: Interpreting the Text
Chapter 7: Some Related Issues
Chapter 8: Reading and Studying the Qur'an

Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamics and Social Anthropology at the Universty of Mainz, where he also attended additional courses in the Department of Missiology. His special interests include Christian-Muslim relations. He has made a number of contributions to scholarly journals and has several publications to his credit. He joined the Islamic Foundation as Research Fellow in 1978 and is presently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich.


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