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Understanding the objectives of the Qur’an: a critical analysis al-Ghazali's views

Gilani, Sayyid Mohammad Yunus and Islam, Tazul (2016) Understanding the objectives of the Qur’an: a critical analysis al-Ghazali's views. In: 2nd Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations (KLiiSC2 2016), 8 -9 Oct 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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‘Objectives of the Qur’an’ was pioneered by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali in his later composition called Jawahir al-Qur’an. This particular concept becomes increasingly fashionable in the contemporary Quranic scholarship. Though it has been able to draw a particular attention from contemporary scholars, they seem reluctant to deal with al-Ghazali’s enterprise which lays cornerstone for this subject. This existing gap of study provokes exploring this subject, its theoretical basis and implications. Hence, this research aims to explore various dimensions of this gap by exploring critically the conceptual background of al-Ghazālī’s theory of objectives of the Qur’an. This research finds out that the entire discourse of the theory ‘objectives of the Qur’an’ remains focused on understanding the Qur’an. It is expected that this study may set a new direction to debate in this connection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5372/46605 (ISBN: 9789671395288)
Uncontrolled Keywords: al-Ghazali, Objectives of the Qur’an, Lubab al-Qur’an, Classification of Knowledge, Understanding of the Qur’an.
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): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Yunus Gilani
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 09:42
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 12:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46605

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