Islamic institutions, disciplines, and subject-matters
Ulrika Mårtensson [+]
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Following the book’s discourse method, Chapter 3 describes the Islamic institutions, disciplines, and scholars, whose studies of the Qur’an and its concepts are presented in Chs. 4–12. The aim is to provide a framework which helps the reader to locate and to understand the Qur’anic concepts in terms of the scholars’ institutional and disciplinary affiliations, and their subject-matters. Institutions: The significance of the Qur’an for the state administration; and for the religious scholars. Disciplines: The significance of the Qur’an for linguistics; law; hadith; theology; philosophy; ethics; exegesis; history; political science. Scholars: Representing the selected disciplines, and different time periods (early, medieval, early modern, contemporary).