"Strict and Poetical"

The Koran
The New Translation by Hartmut Bobzin

"Streng und poetisch"
Cover, Verlag C.H. Beck

Sunday, 17 October 2010 - 7:00pm

Vernissage, Reading, Concert

St. Markus Church
Gabelsberger Str. 6
80333 Munich

0049-[0]89-54 90 27-0

10.- € / 8.- € [reduced]

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bobzin, Professor for Islamic Studies, University of Erlangen
Benjamin Idriz, Imam, Penzberg Islamic Forum
Shahid Alam, Artist and Calligrapher, Aachen
Dr. Claudia Ott, Orientalist, Translator and Musician [nay/reed-pipe]
Roman Bunka, Musician [oud/lute]

The aesthetics and the poetics of the Koran are discussed following readings of Koranic texts in both German and Arabic. Hartmut Bobzin’s new translation strives for philological accuracy while maintaining the beauty and uniqueness of the original. The readings are accompanied by traditional Arab music and an exposition on Divine Poetry. The presentation is accompanied by the exhibition of 14 beechwood tablets bearing suras linking Judaism, Christianity and Islam lettered by the calligrapher Shahid Alam.

Organisers: Munich Protestant Academy, St. Markus publishing company, C.H. Beck, Eugen Biser

Foundation Framework programme for the exhibition Divine Poetry