This volume is the first to focus specifically on esoteric interpretation as a phenomenon in the field of Qur’anic exegesis and to show the plurality of ways it has been manifested in different Muslim traditions. Concern with the inner, spiritual implications of the
"The chief benefit of the work is its enormous scope. It notes almost all the vernacular linguistic traditions within the large arc of the Muslim observance across Africa and Asia. It also has substantial chapters on American, Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Bosnian, German and Chinese exegetes and/or translators."
Andre Rippin, Professor Emeritus of Islamic History, University of Victoria
The Institute of Ismaili Studies sponsored a workshop entitled Approaches to the Qur’an in sub-Saharan Africa which took place in Toronto, Canada in May. The workshop forms part of the Qur’anic Studies Unit’s project on Regional Approaches to the