Book Discussion on Approaching the Qur'an

Mr. Sells discussed his translation of Muslim scriptures titled Approaching the Qu’ran: The Early Revelations, published by… read more

Mr. Sells discussed his translation of Muslim scriptures titled Approaching the Qu’ran: The Early Revelations, published by White Cloud Press. The book translates the early suras, the short, hymn-like chapters at the end of the book that are related to the first revelations of the Prophet Muhammad. In addition, opposite each sura is a brief explanation of the context and some of the intricacies of the passages, and a glossary that explains key concepts and Arabic terms. A compact disc of recordings by renowned Qu’ranic reciters chanting the suras is included with the book. A question and answer period followed Professor Sells' remarks. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Approaching the Qur'an

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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Sep 8, 2002
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Dec 28, 2002

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  • Sep 08, 2002 | 1:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Dec 28, 2002 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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