Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink

Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink

The Global Qurʾān in a Diverse World

Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink

Johanna Pink [+-]
University of Freiburg
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Johanna Pink is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Freiburg. Among her publications are one monograph as well as numerous articles and handbook chapters on contemporary, modern and 18th century Qur'anic exegesis as well as classical Qur'anic hermeneutics. She is currently publishing a collective volume on tafsir and Islamic intellectual history (OUP) and a guest-edited issue of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies on the translation of the Qur'an. Other areas of interest include the history of Egypt and the status of non-Muslims in Muslim religious and legal discourses.

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The Qurʾān is today interpreted in many languages and all across the world. Every language has a bearing on the interpretation it delivers, but not all languages have the same status in religious as well as worldly terms. Moreover, languages and the educational systems that teach them are shaped by nation states. Qurʾānic interpretations are inextricably tied to these states’ institutions and discursive contexts. They also take place within interpretive communities that each have a specific idea of Islam, its sources and structures of authority: Sunni and Shiʿi Islam, Sufism or the Ahmadiyya movement, for example. The chapter examines the impact that the global spread of Islam and its diversity have on Qurʾānic interpretation.

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Pink, Johanna . The Global Qurʾān in a Diverse World. Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2018. ISBN 9781781791448. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32931. Date accessed: 25 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32931. Oct 2018

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