Review by Dr. Amr Mansour El Zawawy of Alexandria University, Egypt
Mr. Akhtar’s book is veritably a truthful investigation of the scientific value of the Qur’an as a source of eternal interest. His thorough study of the different meanings of the words investigated and reliance on arguments of a linguistic nature rightly point to the significance of his effort. His ability to trace the denotations and his reference to Arabic resources of notable renown cannot be underrated. On the linguistic level, the book appears to be a legend, one that even Arab scholars, writing in their native language Arabic, need to emulate. This level of analysis opens up vistas of linguistic research that are direly required, especially with the ever-expanding body of scientific knowledge that ushers to the need for re-pondering the interrelations between the linguistic and scientific in the study and understanding of the Glorious Qur’an, the everlasting miracle of Islam.
Dr. Amr Mansour El Zawawy is an expert in Arabic and English languages.
His Linguistic Fields are Linguistic theories; Psycholinguistics and translation.
He teaches ‘translation and grammar’; essay & language drills; historical linguistics; syntax and morphology etc.