Allah: God in the Qur'an

Allah: God in the Qur'an

Yale University Press

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A concise and illuminating portrait of Allah from one of the world’s leading Qur’anic scholars

The central figure of the Qur’an is not Muhammad but Allah. The Qur’an, Islam’s sacred scripture, is marked above all by its call to worship Allah, and Allah alone. Yet who is the God of the Qur’an? What distinguishes the qur’anic presentation of God from that of the Bible?

In this illuminating study, Gabriel Said Reynolds depicts a god of both mercy and vengeance, one who transcends simple classification. He is personal and mysterious; no limits can be placed on his mercy. Remarkably, the Qur’an is open to God’s salvation of both sinners and unbelievers. At the same time, Allah can lead humans astray, so all are called to a disposition of piety and fear. Allah, in other words, is a dynamic and personal God. This eye-opening book provides a unique portrait of the God of the Qur’an.

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Gabriel Said Reynolds is professor of Islamic studies and theology at Notre Dame and the author of The Qur'an and the Bible. He lives in Granger, IN.

Pub Date: 2020
Format: Hardback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75 x 8.50 inches


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