An account of how the Qur'an has been understood by Muslims in the traditions of Islam as well as in worship.
The Qur'an is regarded by Muslims as the direct word of God, timeless and unchanged. It is used not only for prayer and worship but as a path which can lead the believer to a closer understanding of the essence of their relationship with God. In this thought-provoking, considered study of the scripture of Islam, Mona Siddiqui explores the 'big themes' of prophecy, law, sin and salvation from her dual position as a believer and a scholar.
MONA SIDDIQUI is Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Arts. She has published extensively on classical Islamic law and Muslim theology. She was awarded an OBE in 2011.
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