Qur’anic Exegesis and Said Nursi’s Exegetical Methodology

  • Hakan Çoruh
Part of the Palgrave Series in Islamic Theology, Law, and History book series (ITLH)


While Chap.  3 presents the main features of modern exegesis, this chapter analyses natures and functions of the Islamic disciplines in the classical period, focusing on what happened to these disciplines in the modern period. After clarifying the methodological reforms in the Islamic disciplines argued by the modernist intellectuals, the chapter provides Nursi’s approach in this context. Then, the chapter scrutinizes the exegetical principles of Nursi on tafsır bi-al-ma’thūr (tradition-based exegesis) and tafsır bi-al-ra’y (reason-based exegesis) with special reference to the views of the early Muslim modernist thinkers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hakan Çoruh
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  1. 1.Charles Sturt UniversitySydneyAustralia

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