Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3138: Foundational Islamic Texts: Qur'an and Hadith

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Arabic text of Qur'an, and al-Mu'jam al-Mufahras (Arabic concordance).

Arberry translation of Qur'an, and H. Kassis's English Concordance of the Qur'an.

Sahh collections of Bukhr, Muslim, Ibn Mja, etc., and Wensinck's Concordance of hadith.

The Commentary on the Qur'an: Al-Tabari, Abu Ja'far Muhammad bin Jarir. Vol 1, Abridged Eng. Tr. by John Cooper. (Oxford, 1987).

M. Ayyoub, The Qur'an and Its Interpreters, volumes 1-2. (Albany, SUNY, 1984, 1992).

Encyclopaedia of Islam (new edn) and Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Modern Islamic World (New York, 1995)

Roxanne L. Euben and Muhammad Qasim Zaman, ed., Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden (Princeton, 2009)

J. A. Haywood & H. M. Nahmad, A New Arabic Grammar (London, 1962)

Suha Taji-Farouki, ed., Islamic Thought in the Twentieth Century (London, 2004)

Hans Wehr, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (any edition)