Author: Ahmad Von Denffer
Publisher: Islamic Foundation
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
From the introduction: The Qur’an contains the revelations of Allah, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, to mankind. It is the message
from God to man and therefore of utmost importance to us.
To properly grasp a message, one needs first of all to under-
stand its contents exactly, and for this purpose one must study
the Qur’an deeply and in detail. In fact, some people do spend
their whole lives studying the Qur’an, reading and reflecting
upon it and, as they grow and develop, both physically and
spiritually, they discover for themselves new meanings and
Secondly, some special knowledge of the circumstances
that surround the message is also necessary for fuller under-
standing of its meaning and implications. Although some part
of this special knowledge can be derived from the Qur’an
itself, there remain other areas of knowledge that can only be
discovered by wider study and research.
Muslims have from earliest times, applied themselves not
only to the message from Allah – the Qur’an – but also to its
setting and framework, and the preoccupation with these
ultimately developed into the ‘sciences’ of or ‘knowledge’
about the Qur’an, known as “ulum al-qur’an’.