Lecture with Professor Angelika Neuwirth – A Leading Scholar in Qur’anic Studies

Lecture with Professor Angelika Neuwirth - A Leading Scholar in Qur’anic StudiesThis twenty eight-minute lecture by Professor Angelika Neuwirth (Freie Universitat Berlin), a leading scholar in Qur’anic studies, invites viewers to a contextual reading of the Qur’an, in the light of the milieu of the revelation and the subsequent development of the Muslim community.

Based on her thirty years of engagement with the topic, Professor Neuwirth suggests that scholarly endeavours of understanding the Qur’an essentially as the ‘Islamic text’ par excellence are insufficient, without due consideration to the Qur’an as an oral proclamation, addressed by Prophet Muhammad to pre-Islamic listeners, prior to the formation of the Muslim community.

http://www.iis.ac.uk/view_article.asp?ContentID=115137&l=en

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