About the Book
Exploring the Qur’an: Concepts and Themes is a modest contribution in the area of ‘thematic’ study of the Qur’an. It reflects on various key terms, basic concepts, and vital and vibrant themes of the Qur’an and things Qur’anic, and some contemporary issues of diverse nature—from ethico-religious to socio-political and historical—and blends the scholarship of past and present (produced by Muslims and non-Muslims).
Written in a concise, clear, coherent and persuasive manner, it will prove valuable and appealing to the students and general readers of the field of Qur’anic Studies, and helpful for (all) those seeking solution(s) to the current issues and challenges of ethico-religious or socio-political nature in the light of the teachings of the noble Qur’an—the ‘Guidance Unto Mankind’ (Q. 2: 185).
‘Exploring the Qur’an: Concepts and Themes’ … provides an excellent opportunity to gain or renew acquaintance with the meaning and message of such a masterpiece as the Qur’an, the Word of God. … Dr Parray deserves credit for having assessed well the needs and wants of the English speaking readers. For his work provides a helpful overview of the contents of the Qur’an by way of having elucidated its main contours and rubrics. … Dr Parray has enriched the field [of the Qur’anic Studies] admirably and facilitated a better understanding of the eternal source of guidance [Excerpts from the ‘Foreword’]
About the Author:
Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray (b. 1984) is Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies (at GDC Pulwama), Higher Education Department, J&K. He holds Masters, PhD, and Post Doctorate degrees in Islamic Studies, from University of Kashmir; Aligarh Muslim University (AMU),; and ‘Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue’ (IRD), International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Pakistan (2014), respectively.
Author of ‘Muslim Intellectual Deficit: Reasons & Remedies’ (2018), ‘Mediating Islam and Modernity: Sir Syed, Iqbal and Azad’ (New Delhi: Viva Books, 2019), he is published in reputed academic Journals and magazines around the world, in areas ranging from Islam and Democracy, Modern Islamic Political Thought, to Modern Trends & English Scholarship in Qur’anic Studies. He writes, regularly, for various newspapers and online portals, local and international, and is a Reviewer and Editorial Board Member of various international Journals.
Title: Exploring the Qur’an: Concepts and Themes
Author: Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray
Foreword by: Prof. Abdur Raheem Kidwai (Aligarh Muslim University)
Publisher: Kitab Mahal, Lal Bazar, Srinagar (J&K), 2019
Price: INR 1199