In this occasional series of Khanversations about The Holy Quran I will be speaking to scholars and students of the divine text who seek to translate it, to write commentaries on it and to even teach it. I also want to flush out the breadth and depth of Muslim understanding of The Quran — the veritable speech of God. The Ramadan 2020 series is sponsored by the Islamic Community Center of Lancaster, PA.
The Place of the Quran in Muslim Life | A Khanversation with Dr. Ingrid Mattson
In this Khanversation recorded on the 27th night of Ramadan, May 19, 2020 Dr. Ingrid Mattson discusses the importance of the Quran in Muslim spiritual life. She discusses with Dr. Muqtedar Khan, key issues like the ’uncreatedness’ of the Quran, the politics of interpretation, the feminist and modernist approaches to Tafsir and the transformative role of the Quran in her life. The conversation revolves within the context of her book, The Story of the Quran: Its History and Place in Muslim Life (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). Click here to watch.https://youtu.be/4kQd1eIQXOg
In this Khanversation, recorded on May 03, 2020, Dr. Nevin Reda provides a new reading of the so called “wife beating verse” of the Quran 4:34, advances a spiritual way to understand the Quran and unpacks the structural glory of Surah Al-Baqara, the second chapter in the Quran. Dr. Reda is a rising star among the many emerging female scholars of the Quran who are unveiling new aspects of the divine message. Click here to view.
The Merits and Controversies of The Study Quran | A Khanversation with Dr. Joseph Lumbard
Contemporary Understanding of the Quran | A Khanversation with Dr. Safi Kaskas