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Hasan al-Turbi's approach to Qur'anic exegesis

Ibrahim, Esam Eltigani Mohamed and Zain, Ibrahim Mohamed (2014) Hasan al-Turbi's approach to Qur'anic exegesis. Intellectual Discourse, 22 (1). pp. 53-71. ISSN 2289-5639 (O), 0128-4878 (P)

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Author of numerous books in Islamic Studies, Hasan al-Turabi is considered an eminent and influential figure in international Islamic movements as well as a controversial thinker. Among his most prominent and most recent works is his Qur’ānic exegesis entitled “al-Tafsīr al-Tawḥīdī”. This study discusses al-Turabi’s fundamental postulates in his exegesis. Applying analytic and inductive methodologies, the research concludes that although al-Tafsīr al-Tawḥīdī focuses on Islamic renewal and the establishment of an Islamic State, al-Turabi took this opportunity to express his general beliefs, which subsequently served as the foundation of his exegesis. The study also reveals that al-Tafsīr al-Tawḥīdī can be classified among the modernist exegetical trends in tafsīr as it claims that the Qur’ān is open to personal interpretation and advances the argument on the historicity of both the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) and the tradition of tafsīr.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6910/37505
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hasan al-Turabi; National Islamic Front; political Islam; Sudan; Tafsīr (exegesis)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP130 Works about the Qurʼān
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 > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Professor Ibrahim Zein
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 10:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37505

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