The Names Of The Qur'anic Chapters :their Origin And Meaning By Shetha Al-Dargazelli
Pages : 108
Being the holy book of Islam and the center of veneration of Muslims, the Qur'an has extensively been studied by Muslim scholars. This interest developed 'Ulum Al-Qur'an" or "the Sciences of the Qur'an" into a discipline that comprehensively studied every aspect of the Book of Allah. This book focuses on one of those sciences, which is studying the names of the chapters (suras) of the Qur'an. It explains where each chapter name has come from and tries to identify the pattern of naming each Surah. The book is divided into two main parts. The first contains seven chapters each of which focuses on certain elements of the subject.
The second part analyzes in detail the name of each of the 114 Qur'anic chapters. Among the topics it covers: - An introduction to the Qur'an. - Hadiths in which the Prophet refers to chapters by their names. - Chapters that have two names. - The Qur'anic origin of the chapter names. - Where the names appears in their respective chapters. - Categorization of the meanings of the chapter names.
About Shetha Al-Dargazelli’s Biography
Shetha Al-Dargazelli is a British scholar who was born in Baghdad, Iraq. She graduated from the Physics Department, College of Sciences, Baghdad University, where she obtained also her M.Sc. in Nuclear Physics. She obtained a PhD in Elementary Particle Physics from the Physics Department, Durham University, UK. Dr Al-Dargazelli taught at Universities in Iraq where she was appointed professor in 1991. She moved with her husband Dr Louay Fatoohi to the United Kingdom in 1992, where she worked at Durham University and Aston University.