This book was originally a widely-acclaimed PhD thesis at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. In it, the author treats, in a simple and accessible style with reader-friendly and teaching-friendly features, not only of love of God and love of the neighbour, but also of family love; friendship; the stages of falling in love; sexual love; extra-marital love; beauty; taste and much more, all based entirely on the Holy Qur’an. At least one verse from every chapter—and over one fifth of the total text—of the Holy Qur’an is cited. It is written and structured both to be read in its totality or as individual ‘stand-alone’ chapters to be sampled at will. This work is thus essential reading not only for Muslims and those interested in Islam and the Holy Qur’an, but for all those interested in the secrets and mysteries of love as such.
‘An outstanding work, worthy of praise and esteem for its method, its content and its language.’
H.E. Imam Prof. Dr. Ahmad Muhammad al-Tayyib,
‘What the world should understand when it hears the Qur’an.’
Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt
‘[This book is] a journey into the depths of the soul. Its arena is the garden of love; its roots have been nourished by the water of wisdom; its branches extend into the sky of knowledge; its flowers are perfumed with the scent of the Sacred Law; its fruit is happiness.’
H.E. Sheikh Prof. Dr. Abdullah bin Mahfuz bin Bayyah,
‘A masterwork of scholarship and of inspiration.’
H.E. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick,
‘Prince Ghazi has produced a definitive study of love in the Qur’an.’
Professor David F. Ford
‘Love in the Holy Qur’an is bound to become a classic.’
Tamara Sonn, Kenan Professor of Humanities,
About the Author
H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan (b. 1966) is a Professor of Islamic Philosophy, and is well known as an Islamic activist and author. He obtained his BA from Princeton University in 1988 Summa cum laude; his first PhD from Cambridge University, U.K., in 1993, and his second PhD from Al-Azhar University in Cairo. In 1997 he founded the National Park of the Site of the Baptism of Jesus Christ; in 2001 he established the Great Tafsir Project (www.Altafsir.com), the largest online project for exegesis of the Holy Qur’an, and in 2008 he founded the World Islamic Sciences and Education University. He was the author of the historical Open Letter ‘A Common Word Between Us and You’ in 2007, and the author of the World Interfaith Harmony Week United Nations General Assembly Resolution in October 2010.