Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Exegesis Of Science In Twentieth-Century Arabic Interpretations Of The Qurʾan

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

For the physician Muḥammad Aḥmad al-Iskandarānī, nature?s secrets?equated with the Lord?s divine order?were riddles for men to uncover, and both science and the Qur᾽ān were there to help them. Focusing on a representative number of key popular Qur᾽ānic commentaries after Iskandarānī, this chapter explores this transformation and charts the changing relationship between discussions of science and modern exegesis in the Arabic and especially the Egyptian press of the twentieth century. The leading example of the genre was Ṭanṭawi Jawharī?s al-Jawāhir fī tafsīr al-Qur᾽ānal-karīm, or The Gems of the Exegesis of the Munificent Qur᾽ān, which was published in 26 volumes between 1923 and 1935. Charting the arc from ?Abduh to Jawharī and beyond, this chapter explores these new kinds of reconciliation that could be found between nature, science, and scripture in Qur᾽ānic exegeses over the course of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Ṭanṭawi Jawharī; Arabic works; modern exegesis; Muḥammad Aḥmad al-Iskandarānī; Qur᾽ān; science

10.1163/ej.9789004171923.i-618.117
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004171923.i-618.117
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700-Present — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation