Qurʾan and Its Interpreters, The, Volume II

The House of ‘Imrān

By Mahmoud M. Ayoub

Subjects: Religion
Paperback : 9780791409947, 433 pages, May 1992
Hardcover : 9780791409930, 433 pages, May 1992

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Table of contents


Key to Sources


Occasion of Revelation and Title of Surat Al 'Imran
Excellences of Surat Al 'Imran

Surat Al 'Imran

Verses 1-6
Verses 7-11
Verses 12-17
Verses 18-25
Verses 26-32
Verses 33-37
Verses 38-41
Verses 42-44
Verses 45-51
Verses 51-54
Verses 55-58
Verses 59-63
Verses 64-68
Verses 69-78
Verses 79-83
Verses 84-91
Verses 92-97
Verses 98-109
Appendix to Verses 98-109
Verses 110-115
Verses 116-120
Verses 121-129
Verses 130-138
Verses 139-148
Verses 149-160
Verses 161-168
Verses 169-175
Verses 176-180
Verses 181-189
Verses 190-200



Using commentaries from the classical period through the medieval and modern periods to the present, this book presents the Qur'an as Muslims have understood it and interiorized it throughout its rich exegetical history. Sources have been carefully chosen to represent all of the major schools and trends in Islamic thought.

This book has been written, not primarily for scholars, but for interested western readers, for students of Islam, and for non-Arabic-speaking Muslims. For almost fourteen centuries the Qur'an has been a source of inspiration and solace and, above all, a guide along the way of life toward eternity. It is presented as such here.

This work is one of several volumes, each a reference to a particular part of the Qur'an. The entire collection will comprise an encyclopedia of Qur'an commentary.

Mahmoud M. Ayoub is Professor of Islamic Studies at Temple University.