Charging Steeds or Maidens Performing Good Deeds:

In Search of the Original Qur’an

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Munther Younes
  • New York, NY: 
    Routledge
    , April
     2019.
     106 pages.
     $44.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780367186883.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

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

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

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Munther Younes is Reis Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Program in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University.

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