A STUDY ON THE SUFI INTERPRETATION OF QUR’ĀN AND THE THEORY OF HERMENEUTIC

Sufism was emerged due to an introspective approach to religion, which sought a strong emotive impulse in the relation between God and Human Being. With such an outlook, sufis started interpreting Qur’ān according to their religious experience, and created a special discourse which unveiled their st...

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Published in:Al-Bayān
Main Author: Musharraf, Maryam
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill 2013
In: Al-Bayān
Further subjects:B Qur’ān Sufi commentary of Qur’ān Hermeneutic
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Sufism was emerged due to an introspective approach to religion, which sought a strong emotive impulse in the relation between God and Human Being. With such an outlook, sufis started interpreting Qur’ān according to their religious experience, and created a special discourse which unveiled their state of mind in their relationship with God. Called as “the Language of Truth”, this interpretative discourse was mainly based upon individual and subjective aspects that could even sound provocative to many of formal clerics. However, sufis’ peculiar subjective methods of interpreting Qur’ān, find compatibility with the Hermeneutic science of modern time in many ways. Discovering the liberalizing instruments of language is a common feature of great masters of old times, al-Ḥallaj and al-Tirmidhī, etc., and prominent figures of our time, Ricoeur and Husserl.
ISSN:2232-1969
Contains:In: Al-Bayān
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.11136/jqh.1311.01.03