Traditional Exegesis and Modern Hermeneutics: An Assessment of Modern Theories of Qurʾānic Interpretation in Light of Ayatullah Jaw ā d ī Ā mul ī ’s E
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مقطع: نامشخص
نقش: داور
دانشگاه: مجتمع عالی فقه و معارف اسلامی
نام استاد/نام دانشجو : رضوان رشید
Abstract : In so far as man is a n intellectual being, he has always grappled with the meaning of that which he encounters. Moreover, as a social creature and one who realizes the existence of those apart from himself, he has had to decipher the communicative gestures of the other. When t he “other” happens to be God, the importance and reliability of this act of deciphering takes on a new dimension. Hence, hermeneutics or the study of interpretation, particularly as it relates to sacred texts (communication from the Divine), becomes all th e more important in man’s endeavour to understand and decipher the words of God. The present work is divided into two parts. Part I is about the field of hermeneutics and how it relates to understanding the Qurʾān. It is composed of four chapters. The firs t lays out the problem and describes the necessity, purpose, methodology, and scope of this research. Chapter 2 surveys the development of hermeneutics in the West particularly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chapter 3 highlights some of the eff ects of modern hermeneutics on liberal academic and reformist thinkers in the Muslim world. In particular, the views of Fazlur Rahman and Nasr Abu Zayd are discussed. Chapter 4 is a critique from a traditional perspective of such Muslim reformists; as such , the views of Ayatullah Jaw ād ī Āmul ī are elucidated and are contrasted to the stances of Fazlur Rahman and Nasr Abu Zayd. Part II of this work is a translation of Ayatullah Jaw ā d ī ’s “Understanding the Qurʾān ”, which is the final chapter of his exegetical work, The Qurʾān in Light of the Qurʾān . Primary sources used in this work include Ayatullah Jaw ād ī’s book The Qurʾān in Light of the Qurʾān as well as books and articles by Fazlur Rahman and Nasr Abu Zayd. Secondary sources include works by Eastern and Western scholars on the topic of hermeneutics. Keywords: Qurʾān, Jaw ād ī Āmul ī, hermeneutics, Fazlur Rahman, Nasr Abu Zayd, The Qurʾān in Light of the Qurʾān