Qur'an and its Interpreters Volume 2
For almost fourteen centuries the Quran has been a source of inspiration and solace and, above all, a guide along the way of life toward eternity. Using commentaries from the classical period through the medieval and modern periods to the present, this series presents the Qur'anic explanation as Muslims have understood it and interiorized it throughout its rich exegetical history, and has been written not primarily for scholars but for those interested readers and non-Arabic speaking students of Islam, both Muslim and non-Muslim.
This volume is the second in the series containing the third surah, Al Imran. The first volume contains the first and the second surahs. The entire collection will comprise an encyclopedia of the Quran commentary.
Mahmoud Mustafa Ayoub is professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Born in 'Ayn Qana, South Lebanon, he was educated at the American University of Beirut and the University of Pennsylvania, and received his PhD in Comparative Religion from Harvard University in 1975. He has taught and lectured widely on Islam in North America, Europe and Asia. Dr Ayoub is the author of a number of books and articles dealing with Islamic subjects and Muslim-Christian relations.