This subject introduces students to the methodology of Qur'anic exegesis. The concept of revelation, the importance of occasions of revelation for exegesis, the concept of abrogation, and a set of tools used in textual analysis will be discussed. The history of the development of Qur'anic exegetical method and its evolution over time to produce a rich literature of exegetical works will also be addressed. In addition, modern exegetical issues concerning the Qur'an will be investigated together with a critical evaluation of how the modern history of the Muslim world influenced contemporary exegetical works.
Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
Master of Islamic Studies
Foundational knowledge of the Qur'an and revelation.
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