By Hussein Abdul-Raof

This ebook offers a complete and systematic research of a few of the colleges of Qur'anic exegesis, from the earliest classes via to the current day.

Employing a comparative-contrastive technique, the writer examines conventional and rational colleges of idea – comparable to the Mu’tazili, Shi’i, Ibadi, Sufi, metaphysical, sleek, and clinical techniques to the translation of the Qur’an – to provide a close research of the similarities and adjustments of their theological perspectives. The research spans a extensive interval, masking exegetical strategies followed in Qur’anic exegesis from its infancy in the course of the 1st/7th century as much as the start of the 15th/21st century. provided with copious micro- and macro-level examples which explicate the Qur’anic notions and the issues of view suitable to every institution and exegetical technique, the publication presents a rounded empirical research of Islamic thought.

This thorough and holistic historic research is a crucial contribution to the learn of Qur’anic exegesis and Islamic theology, and as such may be of huge curiosity to students of faith, philosophy and Islamic studies.

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