By Mehdi Azaiez,Gabriel Said Reynolds,Tommaso Tesei,Hamza M. Zafer

The current quantity is the paintings of 25 students who signify a variety of specializations very important to the examine of the Qur'an, together with Arabic language, comparative Semitic linguistics, paleography, epigraphy, historical past, rhetorical concept, hermeneutics, and bible study. the place to begin of this paintings used to be a sequence of 5 foreign meetings at the Qur'an on the college of Notre Dame over the tutorial 12 months 2012-13, even if the commentaries contributed in the course of these meetings were rigorously edited to prevent repetition. Readers of The Qur'an Seminar Commentary will locate that the 50 passages chosen for inclusion during this paintings contain the various most vital and influential parts of the Qur'an, together with:

- Q 1, al-Fatiha
- Q 2:30-39, the angelic prostration sooner than Adam
- Q 2:255, the “Throne Verse”
- Q 3:7, the muhkamat and mutashabihat
- Q 4:3, polygamy and monogamy
- Q 5:112-15, the desk (al-ma'ida) from heaven
- Q 9:29, struggling with the folk of the booklet and the jizya
- Q 12, the tale of Joseph
- Q 24:45, the “Light Verse”
- Q 33:40, the “seal of the prophets”
- Q fifty three, the “satanic verses”
- Q ninety six, together with the passage usually defined because the “first revelation”
- Q ninety seven, the “night of qadr”
- Q one hundred and five, the “Companions of the Elephant”
- Q 112, on God and the denial of a divine son

The collaborative nature of this paintings, which consists of a variety of students discussing a similar passages from assorted views, deals readers with an unparalleled range of insights at the Qur'anic text.

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