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Title: Al-Hiri's life and works with an edition of his Wujuh Al-Quran
Author: Sattar, Muhammad
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 058X
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 1974
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There is-no need to insist on the importance of a close study and understanding of the Qur'an. It provides not only the canon of Muslim faith, but also the ritual text-Book and principles of law. The Muslim doctors, therefore, studied the Qur'an from different angles and eventually it gave rise to a vast and varied literature. The Qur'anic study has been a dear subject to me since my boyhood. The present work - with all its imperfections - represents the fruit of a long love of the subject. It was the late Professor 'Abd al-Muid Khan - a visiting scholar here in the University of Cambridge, and my supervisor in 1969-70 - who drew my attention to Isma'il b. Ammad b. 'Abd Allah al-Hiri al-Darir al-Nishapuri's Kitab Wujuh al- Qur'an. Subsequently the remark of Professor A. J. Arberry 'No other copy appears to be recorded' - attracted me to this unique manuscript. I made a preliminary investigation of the work and found the subject very interesting as a key to the Qur'an. Ultimately I decided to undertake research on this rare work and its author.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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