Interpreting the Qur'an Towards a Contemporary Approach by Abdullah Saeed

By Abdullah Saeed

How is the Qur'an - critical to all Muslim societies - to be understood at the present time that allows you to meet the desires of those societies? Abdullah Saeed, a exceptional Muslim student, explores the translation of the ethico-legal content material of the Qur'an, while bearing in mind the altering nature of the fashionable international. Saeed explores the present debates surrounding the translation of the Qur'an, and their effect on modern realizing of this sacred text. Discussing the text's relevance to fashionable concerns with out compromising the final framework of the Qur'an and its middle ideals and practices, he proposes a clean technique, which takes under consideration the ancient and modern contexts of interpretation. Inspiring healthy debate, this booklet is key studying for college kids and students looking a latest method of the translation of the Qur'anic textual content.

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The person who receives it ‘understands’ that it is from God. 34 A well-known example is that of the Prophet Moses, which the Qur∞ån describes as follows: 32 1111 2111 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 44111 Revelation and interpretation So when he [Moses] reached it [the fire], he was called from the right side of the valley, in the blessed place from the tree: ‘O Moses! Verily! ’35 Here God addresses Moses directly but has placed a tree as a ªijåb (‘visual barrier’): Moses cannot ‘see’ God.

The sequence of revelation is generally understood to be: God-Preserved TabletHeavens-Gabriel. The method of transmission is simply unknowable as it is beyond human experience. Level 2: Spirit-Prophet’s mind-externalisationsocio-historical context This is the stage at which a connection is made between the ‘Spirit’ (r≠ª), known as Gabriel, and the Prophet. The Spirit brings the revelation to the Prophet’s mind in a way known to God. This entry of revelation into the physical world means that the revelation occurs in a form that human beings could understand.

43 According to Izutsu: And Revelation means in Islam that God ‘spoke’, that He revealed Himself through language, and that not in some mysterious nonhuman language but in a clear, humanly understandable language. This is the initial and most decisive fact. 44 Several of the verses quoted above also indicate that the Prophet was fully aware of what he was receiving at the time of contact with the ‘source’. In a ªad⁄th reported in Bukhår⁄’s Íaª⁄ª, the Prophet’s wife ˛Å∞ishah attempts to explain the revelatory experience: Al-Óårith b.

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