Understanding the Qur’an Today – Mahmoud Hussein

Understanding the Qur’an Today – Mahmoud Hussein


In Islam, there is a long tradition of interpretation regarding the meaning and significance of Divine revelation, reflecting a plurality of views.

Mahmoud Hussein argues that whereas God transcends time, His Word is inscribed within time. It is not a monologue, but a living exchange, through which God reveals to His Prophet different orders of truth, weaving together the absolute and the relative, the general and the particular, the eternal and the contingent.

An international bestseller, Understanding the Qur’an Today offers a new perspective on one of the world’s most influential texts and adds an invaluable contribution to the debate on Islam and modernity.

Mahmoud Hussein is the pseudonym of Bahgat Elnadi and Adel Rifaat, French political writers of Egyptian origin. Together, they have published many successful works, including La lute de classes en Egypte and Al-Sira, le Prophète de l’islam raconté par ses compagnons.

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