History of the Qur'ān: Critical Concepts

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Call for Papers
August 4, 2022 to August 31, 2022
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Arabic History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Intellectual History, Religious Studies and Theology
The Qur'ān represents the focal point of Islam. Many studies have looked at its texts, meanings and interpretation. Yet, its transmission and historical development remains hitherto understudied. Recent studies have examined the relationship between the Qur'ān and its multiple modes of of recitation, critically examining the notions of aḥruf and qiraʿāt. Other works have focussed on the question of tawātur in relation to these variences. There has also been a sustained interest in understanding the history of the Qur'ān through its manuscript tradition. 
The aim of this edited volume is to bring scholars together working on these various approaches. We welcome any original article contributing to our understanding of the Qur'ān's transmission and history to be published with Kube Academic. Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Qur'ānic manuscripts
  • Compilation and codification of the Qur'ān
  • Non-Uthmānic codices
  • Aḥruf
  • Qiraʿāt
  • The Qur'ān and the question of tawātur
  • Pre-modern understanding of the Qur'ān's transmission and history
  • Contemporary approaches to the Qur'ān's transmission and history

Scholars interested in contributing should send via email:

  1. An abstract (500 words) stating the main argument and overview of the article
  2. A short bio (150 words)

After acceptance, full articles are expected to be approximately 7,000-9,000 words.

The proposal submission deadline is the 31st of August 2022

Submissions and enquiries should be directed to the editor of the volume Dr F. Redhwan Karim at: redhwan.karim@mihe.ac.uk