Treasures of the Qur’an
Surah al-Fatihah to Surah al-Ma’idah
By Khurram Murad & Abdur Rashid Siddiqui
Paperback 212 Pages
ISBN : 9780860376378
Publisher : The Islamic Foundation, Leicester UK
Short Guide to Understand the Content, structure, Synopsis and Major Themes of the First Five Surahs of the Qur'an
About The Book
We are living in a time when the need to centre our lives on something resolute is most urgent and compelling. The Qur’an, the word of God, the Book that has not been changed, updated or amended in 1400 years is that. For without this we will never give meaning to our existence in this world and discover ourselves and our place in it.
The first group of Surahs in the Qur'an (al-Fatihah, al-Baqarah, al ‘Imran, al-Nisa’ and al-Ma’idah) are introduced and examined in this volume, with the author looking at their structure and major themes. The central theme of which is conferring the status of ummah (Muslim community) on the believers, to which a new Shariah (legal guidance) was given; a complete code of life was promulgated.
Written in a clear and simple manner this book offers much valuable material, as well as explanatory notes and key words. It is suitable for readers interested in the Islamic vision in the Qur’an.
- Surah Fatihah
- Surah Al-Baqarah
- Surah Al-'Imran
- Surah An Nisa
- Surah Al-Ma'idah
About The Authors
Khurram Murad author of the best selling Way to the Qur'an and Who is Muhammad was a visionary scholar who contributed immensely in contemporary times towards the renaissance of Islamic learning and thought, he was involved in Islamic da'wah and inter-faith dialogue in the West for many years. In this connection, he addressed dozens of conferences and seminars. His contributions in initiating and promoting strategic thinking on da'wah issues in Muslim countries as well as in countries where Muslims are in a minority have been immense.
As a leader of the Islamic Movement of Pakistan, which struggled for the rights of the people, he was detained in prison without trial in 1964 in Dhaka for three months and was also a Prisoner of War for almost three years in India after the fall of Dhaka in December 1971.His death came in December 1996 ( Sha'ban 1417 AH) in Leicester UK.
Abdur Rashid Siddiqui gained an honours degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bombay and has a law degree from the same university.
He completed his postgraduate study in Librarianship in London and was elected an Associate of the Library Association. He worked as an Information Librarian at the University of Leicester from 1966 until his retirement in 1997.
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