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The Perfect Guide to the Sciences of the Qur\'an
The Perfect Guide to the Sciences of the Qur'an
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Details:  The Perfect Guide to the Sciences of the Qur'an, Al-Itqan fi 'Ulum Al-Qur'an,
*[A4-] Paperback - 334 pages, Vol 1, Back in Stock Jan 2018,
by Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti [d.911h],
Translated by Hamid Algar,
Published by Garnets, UK.
Part of the series : 'The Great Books of Islamic Civilisation.'





Description :

Al-Itqān is perhaps the most outstanding work of its kind in the field of Qur’anic Sciences. Exhaustive in its sources and its subjects, thoughtfully and lucidly written, the work is also well arranged.


Readers will be taken by the depth, breadth, scope and mastery of the author while noting how much Muslim scholars have devoted to the study of the Qur’an and how varied and diverse were the fields in which those studies were made. A must to the specialist of Qur'anic Studies, the work is highly recommended to the initiate.



The work found its way to many circles both near and far in the Islamic world. It was first published in the years 1271, 1278, 1279, 1306, 1317 and 1318 AH, in two volumes, but the translation presented here is of a publication of four volumes published in 1387 AH (1967 CE). The translation at hand is of the first volume.





Imam Jalal-Al-Din Al-Suyuti
, may Allah be pleased with him, (849–911 AH / 1445–1505 CE) was born, lived and was buried in Cairo. The ascription ‘Al-Suyuti’ is a reference to Asyut, a town in Upper Egypt from which his family hailed. Known as the ‘son of books’ from the numerous books he studied and referred to in his works, he could equally be called the ‘father of books’ because of the many books he produced.
 

From his early years, Al-Suyuti devoted his life to learning, reading, writing and teaching, holding notable positions in those fields in the city of Cairo at a time when it was the centre of Islamic learning par excellence. He was an outstanding scholar, second to none in the field of Qur'anic Sciences (‘Ulum Al-Qur’an), in which he produced many well-known works. However, being the all-round scholar that he was, his contributions covered almost all the fields of Arabic, the Qur’an, the Traditions (hadith) and History. His works were of such superb quality that they earned him the respect of his generation and the generations that followed to the present day. Most important of these in the field of Quranic Sciences was his Al-Itqān.







Table of Contents
:

---Foreword,
---About this series,
---About the Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilisation,
------It's Advisory Committee,

---Introduction,
---Author's Introduction.


---Chapter [1]. Meccan and Medinan Verses,
------Section : Surahs concerning which there is difference of opinion,
------Section : Some of the verses of which were revealed in Mecca and others of which were revealed in Medina,
------Section : Verses excepted from the Meccan and Medinan,
------Section : Respected characteristics of Meccan and Medinan verses,
------Addendum,
------Note,
-------Verses revealed in Mecca but counted as Medinan,
-------Verses resembling Medinan verses but contained in Meccan Surahs,
-------Verses resembling Meccan verses but contained in Medinan Surahs,
-------Surahs transferred from Mecca to Medina,
-------Surahs transferred from Medina to Mecca.

---Chapter [2]. Verses Revealed While The Prophet, ﷺ,  was in Residence and Verses Revealed While he was Travelling,

---Chapter [3]. Verses Revealed in the Daytime and Verses Revealed at Night-time,
------Part,
------Note.

---Chapter [4]. Verses Revealed in the Summer and Verses Revealed in the Winter,

---Chapter [5]. Verses Revealed While The Prophet, ﷺ,  was in Bed or Sleeping,

---Chapter [6]. Verses Revealed on the Earth and Verses Revealed in the Heavens,

---Chapter [7]. The First Parts of the Qur'an to be Revealed,
------Part,
------The first verses to be revealed concerning certain subjects,

---Chapter [8]. The Last Parts of the Qur'an to be Revealed,

---Chapter [9]. The Occasions of Revelation,
------Note,
------Note,
------Note,
------Note,
------Note.

---Chapter [10]. Verses of the Qur'an Revealed in Conformity with the Sayings of Certain of the Companions,
------Addendum.

---Chapter [11]. Verses Revealed More Than Once,
------Note,
------Note.

---Chapter [12]. Verses Which Anticpated the Promulgation of an Ordinance and Verses Which Were Anticipated by the Promulgation of an Ordinance,

---Chapter [13]. Surahs that were Revealed in Successive Segments and Surahs that were Revealed as a Whole,

---Chapter [14]. Parts of the Qur'an that were Revealed Accompanied by Angels and Parts that were Revealed Unaccompanied,
------Note.

---Chapter [15]. The Verses that were Revealed to some of the Prophets and the Verses that were Revealed only to the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ, 
------Knowledge to be Gained,

---Chapter [16]. On the Manner of (The Qur'an's) Revelation,
------Points of Note,
------Addenda,
------Section,
------Section,
------Points to be learned,
--------Second thing to be learned,
--------Another thing to learn,
--------Another thing to learn,
--------The third enquiry: the seven ahruf (plural of harf) readings in which the Qur'an was revealed,
------The difference in views concerning the Qur'an's being revealed in seven ahruf,
------Note.

---Chapter [17]. The Names of the Qur'an and of the Surahs,
------Lessons to be learned,
------Another thing to be gleaned,
------Section : Concerning the Surahs' names,
------Section,
------Note,
------Section,
--------The value of understanding the final vocalisation of the Surahs' names,
------Conclusion.

---Chapter [18]. On the Qur'an's Collection and Arrangement,
------Concerning the collection of the Qur'an three times,
------The third collection,
------Note,
------Section,
------Section,
------Conclusion,
------Note,
--------Caution,
--------Gleaning: On the arrangement of codices of 'Ubayy and Ibn Mas'ud,

---Chapter [19]. Concerning the Number of Surah's, Verses, Words and Letters,
------Caution,
------Gleanings,
------Section on the Number of Verses,
------Constraints,
------Addition,
------Gleanings,
------Another gleaning,
------Section,
------Section,
------Cleaning.

---Chapter [20]. The Qur'an's Memorisers and Narrators,
------Caution,
------Gleaning,
------Section on the former reciters,

---Chapter [21]. On the Knowledge  -of the Isnads---'Ali,
("High" - having very few links between the transmitter and the Prophet, ﷺ, and hence more reliable; or Nazil - "Low" - having more links),

---Chapter's [22 to 27]. Concerning Knowledge of the Mutawatir,
(Recitations transmitted by so many trustworthy persons as to be beyond doubt) :
Of the Mashhur (Recitations transmitted by more than two transmitters, which may or may not therefore be authentic) :
Of the Ahad (Recitations transmitted from too few transmitters to make them Mutawatir);
Of the Shadhdh (Recitations which are at variance with accepted Recitations) :
Of the Mawdu' (Fictitious Recitations) :
And of the Mudraj (Recitations with unacknowledged insertions into the text of the Isnad).
---Caveats,
---Second Caveat,
---Third Caveat,
---Fourth Caveat,
---Fifth Caveat,
---Sixth Caveat,
---Conclusion.

---Chapter [28]. Knowledge of (Where to) Pause and (Where to) Commence (In Recitation),
------Section : The Types of Pause,
------Caveats,
------General Rules,
------Section.

---Chapter [29]. Verbal Assimilation but Separate Meaning,

---Chapter [30]. On Imala (Colouring of the A Vowel Toward E), The A Vowel, and Sounds in Between,
------Conclusion.

---Chapter [31]. Assimilation and Conserving : Suppression and Metathesis,
------Two Caveats,
---------Rule,
------Assimilation of letters with proximate points of articulation,
---------Rule,
------Note,
------Addition.

---Chapter [32]. Regarding Madd (Lengthening) and Qasr (Shortening),
------Rule,
------Rule,
------Point of Benefit,

---Chapter [33]. Regarding Lightening the Hamza,

---Chapter [34]. Regarding the Manner of Receiving the Qur'an,
------Section,
------Point of Note,
------Section,
------Point of Benefit,
------Section,
------A Point of Benefit,
------A Second Point of Benefit,
------A Third Point of Benefit,
------A Fourth Point of Benefit,
------Another Point of Benefit,
------Another Point of Benefit.

---Chapter [35]. Regarding the Etiquettes of Reciting It and Its Reciters,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Issue,
------Question,
------Question,
------Question,
------Question,
------Question,
------Question,
------Section on Quotation and the Like,
------Conclusion,


---Endnotes,
---Index.







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