Charging Steeds or Maidens Performing Good Deeds

In Search of the Original Qur’an
by Munther Younes
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Publication Date: May 01, 2019

ISBN: 9781351055000

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Charging Steeds or Maidens Performing Good Deeds: In Search of the Original Qur'a¯n brings an important contribution to understanding the development of the Qur'a¯nic corpus.

Through a selection of meaningful case studies, the author convincingly argues for a different interpretative approach to the Qur’a¯nic text. Taking as a starting point the consonantal skeleton of the holy text, known as the ‘Uthma¯nic rasm, and offering a critical reading of the Muslim interpretive tradition, such an approach produces a clearer understanding of parts of the Qur’a¯n which have defied Muslim and non-Muslim scholars since the early days of Islam.