Ṣūfī Commentaries on the Quroān in Classical Islam

Ṣūfī Commentaries on the Quroān in Classical Islam

eBook - 2006
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Meeting the ever increasing interest in Islam and Sufism, this book is the first comprehensive study of Sufi Qur'anic commentaries and includes translations of many writings previously unavailable in English. It examines the shared hermeneutical assumptions of Sufi writers and the diversity in style of Sufi commentaries. Some of the assumptions analyzed are:

* the Qur'an is a multi-layered and ambiguous text open to endless interpretation

* the knowledge of deeper meanings of the Qur'an is attainable by means other than transmitted interpretations and rational thought

* the self is dynamic, moving through states and stations which result in different interpretations at different times.

The styles of Sufi commentaries are explored, which range from philosophical musings to popular preaching to literary narrative and poetry. Other commentaries from the classical period are also investigated to provide context in understanding Sufi approaches and exegetical styles.

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
ISBN: 9780203019566
Branch Call Number: 297.1227 Sa
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages)
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)


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