A History of the Methodology of Qur’anic Exegeses

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In this book, Dogan aims to show the different approaches in Qur’anic exegesis and elaborate each method with examples.


The Qur’an, the primary source of knowledge for all Muslims, contains universal principles. This Holy Book has been interpreted numerous times by scholars since its revelation. Despite being a single text, just 300 pages long, the rich content of the Qur’an has afforded multiple types of exegesis, each of them different according to the capacity of the scholar, the conditions of the time, and the mentality behind the approach. Great linguists tried to interpret the Qur’an by following the guidelines of Arabic grammar while Kalam scholars aimed to establish the sound pillars of Islamic theology with their Qur’anic exegeses. Since the revelation of the Qur’an, which took place over a period of twenty-three years, some scholars produced thematic Tafsir books to enable an easy comprehension of the Divine messages by laymen. In order to draw attention to the fact that Islam is not just set of rules or acts to perform, but a holistic religion which combines both the spirit and body, Sufi masters produced many Sufi Tafsir books. In the modern age, scholars have tried to interpret the Qur’an pragmatically and in harmony with modern sciences. In this book, Dogan aims to show the different approaches in Qur’anic exegesis and elaborate each method with examples.



Table of Content

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1:Introduction to the History of Qur’anic Exegeses
Introduction
Concepts of the Exegesis; Tafsīr, Ta’wil and Tarjama
Conditions for the Interpretation of the Qur’ān
Primary Sources of Tafsīr
1..The Qur’ān
2..Sunnah
Examples from the Tafsīr of the Prophet (pbuh)
The Secondary Sources in Tafsīr
1. Tafsīr by the Companions
Examples from the Tafsīr of the Companions
2. Tafsīr by the Successors (Tabi’in)

Chapter 2:Riwāyah Tafsīr (Tradition-Based)
Introduction
Tabarī and His Methodology in Tafsīr
His Life
His Teachers and Students
His Books
His Tafsīr
Surah Fatiha (The Opening)
Tafsīr

Chapter 3:Riwāyah Tafsīr, Ibn Kathīr and His Tafsīr
Introduction
Ibn Kathīr and His Methodology in Tafsīr
His Life and Education
His Books
His Methodology in Tafsīr
Surah al-Fīl (The Elephant)
Tafsīr

Chapter 4: Dirāyah Tafsīr (Reason-Based Exegesis)
Introduction
Fakhr al-Dīn Rāzī and His Tafsīr
His Life and Education
His Tafsīr
Surah Quraysh
Tafsīr

Chapter 5: Dirāyah (Reason-Based) Tafsīr, Qādi Baydāwī and His Tafsīr
Introduction
Qādi Baydawī and His Tafsīr
His Life
His Books
His Tafsīr
Surah Mā’un (Assistance)
Tafsīr

Chapter 6:Linguistic Tafsīr, al-Farrā and Ma’an al-Qur’an
Introduction
Al-Farrā and His Tafsīr Ma’an al-Qur’an
His Life
His Tafsīr
Surah Kawthar (Abundant Good)
Tafsīr

Chapter 7:Theological Tafsīr, Imam Māturidī and Ta’wilāt
Introduction
Imam Māturidī and His Tafsīr
His Life
His Tafsīr, Ta’wilāt al-Qur’ān
A History of the Methodology of Qur’anic Exegeses
Surah Ikhlas (Purity of Faith)
Tafsīr

Chapter 8: Theological Tafsīr, Zamakhsharī and His Tafsīr
Introduction
Zamakhsharī and His Tafsīr
His Life and Education
His Books
His Tafsīr
Surah Kafirun (The Unbelievers)
Tafsīr

Chapter 9: Juristic Tafsīr, Jassās and His Tafsīr
Introduction
Jassās and His Tafsīr
His Life and Education
His Methodology in Tafsīr
Basmala
Tafsīr
The meaning of the pronoun in basmala
If basmala is from the Qur’ān
If basmala is a verse of Surah Fatiha
The position of basmala in every surah of the Qur’an
If basmala is a complete verse of the Qur’ān
The rule of basmala in the prayers
Reciting basmala loudly in the prayer
The rules of basmala

Chapter 10: Sufi Tafsīr
Introduction
Tustarī and His Work
His Life and Education
His Tafsīr
Methodology in His Tafsīr
Surah Nasr (Help)
Tafsīr

Chapter 11:Modern Tafsīr
Introduction
Sayyid Qutb and His Tafsīr
His Life and Education
His Tafsīr
Surah Tabbat (Ruin)
Tafsīr
ElmalılıHamdi Yazır and His Tafsīr
His Life and Education
His Tafsīr
Surah Falaq (The Daybreak)
Tafsīr

Chapter 12: Modern Tafsīr, Said Nursi, Fethullah Gülen and Their Works
Said Nursi and His Exegetical Work
His Life and Education
His Methodology in Tafsīr
Commentary on Various Verses
Fethullah Gülen and His Tafsīr His Life and Education
His Methodology in Tafsīr
Commentary Examples
Bibliography

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ISBN

9781597843805

Pages

312

Publication date

2015-08-15

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6 x 9 inches

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