Allah: God in the Qur'an

Author(s): Gabriel Said Reynolds

Islam

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780300246582
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : 0.568
  • : March 2020
  • : 2.494 Centimeters X 14.3 Centimeters X 21.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gabriel Said Reynolds
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 344