Reading the Qur'An: The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam [Audiobook] download free by Professor Ziauddin Sardar

Reading the Qur'An: The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam Audiobook download free by Professor Ziauddin Sardar
  • Listen audiobook: Reading the Qur'An: The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam
  • Author: Professor Ziauddin Sardar
  • Release date: 2011/7/22
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Religious
  • ISBN: 9780199836741
  • Rating: 7.83 of 10
  • Votes: 498
  • Review by: Mariella Gurley
  • Review rating: 8.53 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/22
  • Duration: 5H7M41S in 256 kbps (81.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-24
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, MPEG4, MP4, MP3, WAV, WMA (compression ZIP, AZW3, ALZ, RAR, GZ)
  • Total pages original book: 406
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 29M12S (8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 'I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap,' writes Ziauddin Sardar. 'It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds.' In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar-one of Europe's leading public intellectuals-laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Islamic Story & History Books, Islamic Studies, Koran, Islamic Theology, Criticism & Exegesis Of Sacred Texts, Middle Eastern History
  • Download servers: Send U It, Mediafire, Torrent, Hotfile, 4Shared, Microsoft OneDrive, Compressed in ZIP, AZW3, ALZ, RAR, GZ
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 16.29 USD
  • Dimensions: 157.48x236.22x35.56mm
  • Weight: 566.99g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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