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Shaltūt and <i>Tafsīr Mawḍū‘ī</i>

KATE ZEBIRI

in Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198263302
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0008
Shaltūt and Tafsīr Mawḍū‘ī

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This chapter examines the tafsīr of Maḥmūd Shaltūt. The prominent elements of his tafsīr are the emphasis of the thematic approach and the organic unity of the Qur'ān. Shaltūt's tafsīr deals with the Qur'ān sūra by sūra and not verse by verse. He believed that the tafsīr mawduū'ī is the ideal form of the tafsīr and that the verse-by-verse style has contributed to the areas of conflict within tafsīr and has made it easy for those with a particular bias to interpret the verse in their own way.

Keywords: tafsīr; Maḥmūd Shaltūt; Quar'anic exegesis; sūra; tafsīr mawduū'ī

Chapter.  12115 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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