Major Themes of the Qur'an by Fazlur Rahman

By Fazlur Rahman

Major topics of the Qur’an is Fazlur Rahman’s creation to 1 of the richest texts within the background of non secular concept. during this vintage paintings, Rahman unravels the Qur’an’s complexities on topics similar to God, society, revelation, and prophecy with the deep attachment of a Muslim expert in Islamic faculties and the readability of a pupil who taught for many years within the West.

“Generations of students have profited from [Rahman’s] pioneering scholarly paintings through taking the questions he raised and the instructions he defined to new destinations.”--Ebrahim Moosa, from his new foreword

“The non secular way forward for Islam and the way forward for interfaith dating . . . can be livelier and saner for one of these Quranic centrality which Major topics of the Qur’an exemplifies and serves.”--Kenneth Cragg, Middle East Journal

“There shines via [a] infrequent blend of balanced scholarly judgment and profound own dedication. . . . [Rahman is] wanting to open up the mysteries of the Qur’an to a shrinking international sorely wanting either ethical regeneration and higher mutual understanding.”--Patrick D. Gaffney, Journal of Religion

“I can’t reflect on any booklet extra vital, nonetheless, than Major topics of the Qur’an.”--Michael Sells, writer of Approaching the Qur’an

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An-Nisā’:7-12, 176), the Qur’ān prescribed shares for daughters and other females, but laid down the share of a daughter at half of the share of a son. Modernist Muslim opinion is divided as to whether, under the changed conditions of today, the daughter should get an equal share with her brother, the opponents of change contending that since the daughter when she marries, also gets a dowry from her husband (without which a marriage cannot be valid) the apparent inequality in inheritance shares means a real equality.

This is why Muħammad (PBUH) came to warn his people, and through them others, for although a Messenger immediately addresses his people, once delivered, his Message becomes universal. This is why the Qur’ān insists on the "indivisibility of prophethood" (as we shall see in Chapter V and in Appendix I). Āli ‘Imrān:104, 110)—a task for which, as we shall see, the necessary instrument of jihād was provided. al-Furqān:18). It is in this context that the Qur’ān says to Jews and Christians, "O People of the Book!

The traditionalist interpretation was that the permission clause has legal force while the demand for justice, though important, is left to the conscience of the husband (although traditional Islamic law gave women the right to seek remedy or divorce in case of gross injustice or cruelty). The weakness of this position from the viewpoint of normative religion is that something should be left to the good conscience of the husband, even though in the nature of things it is certain to be violated.

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