n Journal for Islamic Studies - Nasr H?mid Abū Zayd (July 10, 1943 - July 5, 2010) : in memoriam
|Article Title||Nasr H?mid Abū Zayd (July 10, 1943 - July 5, 2010) : in memoriam|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Journal for Islamic Studies|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||124 - 125|
Abū Zayd left a lasting legacy on the Qur'ān that will continue to be of interest to all those interested in its history, its meaning and its reception. He was born in a small village near Tanta called Quhafa. There, he memorized this Qur'ān as part of his basic education, and also acquired a technical education in telecommunications. He continued his studies at Cairo University at a mature age; obtaining a BA (Arabic Studies) in 1972, MA in 1977 and finally a Phd in 1981 in Islamic Studies. While most of his studies were completed at Cairo University, he also spent time at the American University in Cairo (1975-1977) and the Center for Middle East Studies of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA (1978-1979).
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