Muslim Qurʾānic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink

Muslim Qurʾānic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink

Reconstituting the Exegetical Tradition

Muslim Qurʾānic 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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Premodern exegetical traditions have never lost their importance for Qurʾānic interpretation. However, the relative importance of different traditions as well as their level of authority have undergone fundamental transformations, most notably in connection with the rise of the Salafi paradigm. This chapter explores the resilience of the premodern genre of the Qurʾānic commentary (tafsīr) and its connection to the status group formed by Islamic scholars (ʿulamāʾ). Case studies demonstrate how contemporary ʿulamāʾ continue the tradition of tafsīr, how they flexibly combine exegetical resources and how the works of editors and translators have contributed to moving Salafi exegesis into the centre of the tradition. A Genealogical Tradition, The 'ulama' as Bearers of the Tradition, An 'alim Continuing the Tradition of tafsir: Muhammad Quraish Shihab (b. 1944, Indonesia) on Q 95:1-3, A Salafi Paradigm, Reshaping the Tradition: Sheikh al-Mubarakpuri's Tafsir Ibn Kathir (abridged) (India/Saudi Arabia) on Q, 38:21-25, Present-Day Salafi Exegesis, Takfir: Seyfuddin el-Muvahhid's Davetcinin Tefsiri (Turky/?) on Q, 4:116, Exegetical Traditions as a Resource, Condensing the Tradition: 'A id b' Abdallah al-Qarni (b. 1959, Saudi Arabia) on Q, 9:112

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Pink, Johanna . Reconstituting the Exegetical Tradition. Muslim Qurʾānic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 35-80 Jan 2019. ISBN 9781781791431. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34919. Date accessed: 17 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34919. Jan 2019

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