18 Dec Recommended Reads: Love in the Holy Quran
“An outstanding work, worthy of praise and esteem for its method, its content and its language.”
—H.E. Imam Prof. Dr Ahmad Muhammad al-Tayyib,
Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar and
supervisor of the thesis at al-Azhar University
Kazi Publications is excited to announce that it has just published the official English translation of Prince Ghazi’s monumental and widely-praised “Love in the Holy Quran” that is sure to forever change how you understand and engage with the Quran.
The author treats, in a simple and accessible style with reader-friendly and teaching-friendly features, not only of love of God and love of the neighbour, but also of family love; friendship; the stages of falling in love; sexual love; extra-marital love; beauty; taste and much more, all based entirely on the Holy Qur’an.
At least one verse from every chapter—and over one fifth of the total text—of the Holy Qur’an is cited.
It is written and structured both to be read in its totality and as individual ‘stand-alone’ chapters to be sampled at will. This work is thus essential reading not only for Muslims and those interested in Islam and the Holy Qur’an, but for all those interested in the secrets and mysteries of love as such.
“What the world should understand when it hears the Qur’an.”
—Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt.
Some Key Subjects
Many subjects are covered within the 500-plus pages of this book.
Among them are :
1. Why and how should love God?
2. Loving what reminds you of God
3. The spiritual experience in the sexual act
4. The secret of falling in love
5. How loves grow
6. How to control one’s love
7. Why does love require prior ‘adornment’?
8. How do you come to know God?
9. The levels of beauty
10. God’s love for human beings
11. Human love for God & everything other than God
12. Why human love is always changing
13. The need in love
14. The power of love
15. The meaning of ‘beauty’ (Jamal and Husn)
16. The power and benefit of beauty (and love)
17. The way beauty works
18. The torment of the soul which loves but does not die in God
19. Life in God after the soul’s death
20. Much, much more
These are all essential subjects that we absolutely must understand if we are to truly understand the central message of love as explained in the Quran.
H.R.H. Prince Ghazi of Jordan is a Professor of Islamic Philosophy, and is well known as an interfaith activist and author. He obtained his BA from Princeton University in 1988 Summa cum laude; his first PhD from Cambridge University, U.K., in 1993, and his second PhD from Al-Azhar University in Cairo ; in 2001 he established the Great Tafsir Project (www.Altafsir.com), the largest online project for exegesis of the Holy Qur’an, and in 2008 he founded the World Islamic Sciences and Education University. He was the author of the historical Open Letter ‘A Common Word Between Us and You’ in 2007, and the author of the World Interfaith Harmony Week United Nations General Assembly Resolution in October 2010.
“Everyone should read this book, in order to learn about love in the Qur’an, and to witness the love which pervades the work.”
—H.E. Sheikh Mustafa Ceric, Chief Scholar and Grand Mufti, Bosnia-Herzegovina
For further details: http://www.kazi.org/Books/quran-and-quranic-studies/love-in-the-holy-quran