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Balaghah as an instrument of Qur'an interpretation: a study of al-Kashshaf

Zubir, Badri Najib (2008) Balaghah as an instrument of Qur'an interpretation: a study of al-Kashshaf. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 9789833855452

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Abstract

This book shows that in balaghah, or the science of rhetoric, there are theories and principles which could help a reader of the Qur'an achieve a better understanding of its message because they specify certain things to look for in a text and provide procedures for making sense of why they are there. It recognizes that sometimes, for the sake of communicating a particular meaning, the rules of grammar are defied. Likewise, it recognizes that within the domain of what is permissible according to the normal rules of grammar, the expected representation may be abandoned in the interest of subtler considerations. This study also looks at the interpretation of the Qur'an by al-Zamakhshari, a passionate proponent of baIaghah in the domain of tafsir, or interpretation.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: BP131.3R5B138B 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qur'an as literature, Qur'an, Qur'anic language
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP134 Qur'an
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 24 May 2011 11:50
Last Modified: 24 May 2011 11:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/244

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