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Prolegomena to the Qurʾan (Abu al-Qasim al-Musawi AL-KHOʾI)

KHO’Î (Abū al-Qāsem al-), Prolegomena to the Qurʾan, Abu al-Qasim al-Musawi al-Khuʾi ; translated with an introduction by Abudlaziz A. Sachedina, New York : Oxford University Press, 1998, 288 p. ISBN 978-0-19-511675-5. Notes bibliogr. Index.


Al-Khu’i (1899-1992) was one of the most respected Shi’i scholars of this century. This book, published in Arabic in 1974, presents al-Khu’is ideas on the interpretation of the Qur’an. In it, al-Khu’i treats many critical and controversial topics associated with the collection and canonization of the text, including the possible alterations to the Qur’an introduced by succeeding generations of reciters. Throughout, he stresses the importance of understanding the historical setting in which the Qur’an was revealed in order to apply its provisions appropriately in contemporary Muslim society. (Source :

Table des matières

- Al Khui and the Twelver Shi’ites 3
- The Prolegomena 23
- Introduction 25
- The Inimitability of the Quran 39
- Erroneous Impressions Concerning...69
- Concerning the Prophets Other Miacles...82
- Insight about the Readers of the Qur’an...92
- An Examination of the Readings 105
- Was the Quran Revealed According to seven Harfs ?...119
- The Protection of the Quran from Alteration...135
- The Collection of the Quran 163
- Evidence Based on the Literal Sense of the Qur’an...178
- Abrogation in the Quran 186
- Modification in the Creation 254
- The Principles of the Exegesis 262
- Created or Eternal with God ? 268

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