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The Quran in the Malay-Indonesian World
The Quran in the Malay-Indonesian World
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Routledge

The Quran in the Malay-Indonesian World

Majid Daneshgar, Peter G. Riddell, Andrew Rippin (eds.)

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9780367281090

 

Context and Interpretation

 

The largely Arabo-centric approach to the academic study of tafsir has resulted in a lack of literature exploring the diversity of Qur'anic interpretation in other areas of the Muslim-majority world.

 

The essays in The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian World resolve this, aiming to expand our knowledge of tafsir and its history in the Malay-Indonesian world. Highlighting the scope of Qur'anic interpretation in the Malay world in its various vernaculars, it also contextualizes this work to reveal its place as part of the wider Islamic world, especially through its connections to the Arab world, and demonstrates the strength of these connections. The volume is divided into three parts written primarily by scholars from Malaysia and Indonesia. Beginning with a historical overview, it then moves into chapters with a more specifically regional focus to conclude with a thematic approach by looking at topics of some controversy in the broader world.

 

Contents

 

The Study of Qurʾān Interpretation in the Malay-Indonesian World: A Select Bibliography MAJID DANESHGAR

 

PART I HISTORY

1 Classical Tafsīr in the Malay World: Emerging Trends in 17th Century Malay Exegetical Writing PETER G. RIDDELL

 

2 Qurʾanic Translations in Malay, Javanese and Sundanese: A Commentary or Substitution? ERVAN NURTAWAB

 

PART II REGIONS

3 Qurʾanic Interpretation in Thailand MUSTAFA ABDULLAH

 

4 The Pursuit of New Interpretive Approaches to the Qurʾān in Contemporary Indonesia IZZA ROHMAN

 

5 The Emergence of Qurʾanic Exegesis in Malaysia HAZIYAH HUSSIN

 

PART III THEMES

6 Religious Freedom in Malaysia: The reading of Qurʾān 2:256 MOHD FAIZAL MUSA

 

7 What’s Modern about Modern Tafsīr? A Closer Look at Hamka’s Tafsir al-Azhar MUN’IM SIRRY

 

8 Dhū l-Qarnayn in Modern Malay Commentaries and other Literature on Qurʾanic Themes MAJID DANESHGAR

 

9 Intersections of the Qurʾān and Science in Contemporary Malaysia CHRISTOPHER A. FURLOW

 

 

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