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Sayyid Mawdudi’s tafsir and modern challenges: an analysis

Osmani, Noor Mohammad and Rahman, Mizanur and Ali, Md Yousuf (2023) Sayyid Mawdudi’s tafsir and modern challenges: an analysis. International Journal of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh Studies, 7 (1). pp. 68-77. E-ISSN 2600-8408

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Sayyid Abul A‘la Mawdudi (1903-1979) lived at a time when Islam was attacked from many corners of the world, from Western scholars, orientalists, modern scholars, Muslim apologists, anti-hadith movement and so on. The Western scholars do not regard the Qur’an to be divine words. To them, Muhammad (PBUH) had just copied the Qur’an from biblical texts. They only regard the Bible to be the divine words. Some modern scholars submitted to the limited ability of rationality and rejected many Qur’anic issues which are based on supernatural abilities and the miracles of the Prophet. Anti-Hadith scholars rejected the authenticity and the validity of the Prophetic traditions. To them, only Qur’an to be followed and nothing else. Sayyid Mawdudi dealt with all these challenges strongly and many other anti-Islamic and anti-Qur’anic forces. This study follows textual studies based on the Qur’an, and the Tafhim al-Qur’an, the famous tafsir of Mawdudi and his other related writings. The study concluded that a reader should not get biased by preconceived notions while reading the Qur’an. Rather he should keep his heart and mind open in dealing with the Qur’anic issues and principles. It will open the doors of divine guidance for all sound-minded people.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sayyid Mawdudi, Tafhimul Qur’an, challenges, orientalists, antihadith movement, modernists
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP100 Sources.Quran, Hadith, Ijma', Qiyas.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Noor Mohammad Osmani
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2023 08:43
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023 08:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103482

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