This book is to prepare the student and learner to recognize rules of interpreting the Holy Qur’an, and to obtain general knowledge required to know the history of the Qur’an and Qur’anic knowledge.
This book includes the most important Qur’an sciences. It is clear and avoids a lot of what other scholars mention about the art of additions and discussion. The book relies on the correct examples and discusses the most important rumors about the Qur’an, which spread by the Qur’an’s enemies and disbelievers such as the Orientalists and Occidentalism lovers. For all these reasons and more, the book was named A Concise Guide to the Sciences of the Holy Qur’an
, guided by the following verses of the Qur’an: “And indeed, it is a mighty Book Falsehood cannot approach it from before it or from behind it; [it is] a revelation from a [Lord who is] Wise and Praiseworthy.” [Qur'an 41:41-42] This book includes an introduction and sixteen chapters detailed below:
In the introduction, there is a definition of the Holy Qur’an in language and terminology explaining the vocabulary of the definition that has clear relation to the Qur’an sciences. It states what the learner needs of general information about the Qur’an, its names and characteristics, its relation to other kinds of revelation that Prophet Muhammad (s) received, and its relation to other Divine Books. It has information about the most important graces of the Qur’an and the manners of dealing with them. It also mentions the Qur’an sciences in general in terms of the graduation of authoring within it and using different types.
The sixteen chapters are as follows:
- The Revelation
- The Revelation of Qur’an
- The Purposes/Occasions of the Revelation
- The Meccan and the Medinan Chapters
- The Revelation of the Qur’an on Seven Letters.
- The History of Qur’an
- The Qur’an’s Calligraphy
- The Recitations
- Annasekh and Almansoukh.
- Al-Muhkam wa Al-Mutashabeh (The Clear and the Arbitrator)
- The Qur’anic Miracle
- The Science of Occasions between Surahs and Ayat
- Interpretation: History, Development, and Kinds.
- Stories of the Qur’an
- Examples of the Qur’an
- The Sections of the Qur’an
الوجيز في علوم الكتاب العزيز، تأليف: أ.د. محمد خازر المجالي:
تضمن الكتاب مباحث من علوم القرآن، بعبارة واضحة مختصرة مبسطة، مشتملاً على جهود السلف في خدمة القرآن، والرد على الشبهات المثارة حوله، وبيان قواعد التفسير، ومعلومات حول تاريخ القرآن والمعرفة القرآنية بشكل عام.