A Tentative Guide to the Themes of the Surahs of the Qur’an

  • Pages: 64
  • Format: Softcover
  • Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.4 cm
  • Pub. Date: July 2018
  • ISBN: 978-1-90-6949-49-5

H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad

Foreword by Mufti Taqi Usmani

In this seminal work, the author suggests that each chapter of the Qur’an contains at least one distinct theme that underlies—and shows the logical connection—between every verse of that chapter. Moreover, he proposes that the chapters themselves taken together make up a deliberate and unique portrait of human beings and of the spiritual life. Finally, the author argues that the secrets to the themes are contained and shown in the hadith litera­ture describing the spiritual rewards and effects (fada’il) of various chapters of the Qur’an.

‘This thesis on the thematic sequence of the Holy Qur’an is truly a pioneer­ing endeavor to gain insight into this intricate subject. I . . . have found that the sequence of verses in the light of the proposed theme seems logical and beautifully described.’ —Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani


‘In this short work, Prince Ghazi has outlined an approach to reading the Qur’an which has the potential to enhance the understanding of seekers from East and West, and enrich their appreciation of the message of each surah. Among its fresh insights is the connection between the themes of particular surahs and the virtues (fada’il) narrated attached to them in Islamic tradition.’ —Dr Sohaib Saeed, the Centre for Advanced Study of the Quran and its Interpretation (CASQI)


This title has been jointly published with Turath Publishing.

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About the Author

H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan (b. 1966 CE) was educated at Harrow School, UK; received his BA Summa cum Laude from Princeton University, NJ, USA; his first PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK, and his second PhD from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. He is a Professor of Islamic Philosophy and his book Love in the Holy Qur’an has been widely acclaimed, has gone into ten editions and has been translated into a number of languages. He also serves as Chief Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs to H.M. King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein of Jordan.

This title has been jointly published with Turath Publishing.

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