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Prolegomena to the Qurʾan (Abu al-Qasim al-Musawi AL-KHOʾI)

Prolegomena to the Qurʾan (Abu al-Qasim al-Musawi AL-KHOʾI)

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Al-Khu’i (1899-1992) was one of the most respected Shi’i scholars of this century. This book, published in Arabic in 1974, presents al-Khu’is ideas on the interpretation of the Qur’an. In it, al-Khu’i treats many critical and controversial topics associated with the collection and canonization of the text, including the possible alterations to the Qur’an introduced by succeeding generations of reciters. Throughout, he stresses the importance of understanding the historical setting in which the Qur’an was revealed in order to apply its provisions appropriately in contemporary Muslim society. (Source :

Table des matières

 Al Khui and the Twelver Shi’ites 3
 The Prolegomena 23
 Introduction 25
 The Inimitability of the Quran 39
 Erroneous Impressions Concerning...69
 Concerning the Prophets Other Miacles...82
 Insight about the Readers of the Qur’an...92
 An Examination of the Readings 105
 Was the Quran Revealed According to seven Harfs ?...119
 The Protection of the Quran from Alteration...135
 The Collection of the Quran 163
 Evidence Based on the Literal Sense of the Qur’an...178
 Abrogation in the Quran 186
 Modification in the Creation 254
 The Principles of the Exegesis 262
 Created or Eternal with God ? 268

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