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dc.contributor.authorMårtensson, Ulrika
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-07T10:21:21Z
dc.date.available2024-02-07T10:21:21Z
dc.date.created2022-10-31T21:11:36Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Qur'anic Studies. 2022, 24 (3), 1-45.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1465-3591
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/3116127
dc.description.abstractThe article aims to explore the possibility that tafsīr and the Qur’an might share a common linguistic theory, and the methodological relevance of such a relationship for Qur’anic studies. This is done by, firstly, engaging with debates on the definitions and dating of tafsīr and the methodological implications of these; secondly, by developing a model of a theoretical paradigm that spans the disciplines of tafsīr, linguistics, rhetoric, and law, and applying it to the interpretations of key terms in five Qur’anic verses as found in the works of a selection of exegetes. The exegetes in question are Muqātil b. Sulaymān (d. 150/767), ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-Ṣanʿānī (d. 211/827), Yaḥyā b. Sallām (d. 200/815), Ibn Abī Zamanīn (d. 399/1009), and al-Ṭabarī (d. 310/923). The case studies are Q. 1:5–7 (mustaqīm); Q. 2:1 (aliflāmmīm dhālika’l-kitāb); Q. 2:125 (maqām Ibrāhīm); Q. 19:34 (qawl al-ḥaqq); and Q. 18:19 (azkā ṭaʿāman). The analysis finds that (1) tafsīr shares a pragmatist semantic paradigm with linguistics and law, and the selected exegetes’ legal methodologies are decisive in shaping their exegetical methods; (2) studies of developments within tafsīr need to consider its relationship with the other disciplines and the diverse exegetical genres; and (3) the pragmatist semantic paradigm connects tafsīr methodology with the Qur’an’s composition and some of its concepts, because they reflect the same theory that meaning depends on context. Consequently, if tafsīr is studied from a discipline- and theory-oriented perspective, it can provide new methodologies for Qur’anic studies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Pressen_US
dc.titleLinguistic Theory in tafsīr between 100/400 and 700/1000: Implications for Qur’anic Studiesen_US
dc.title.alternativeLinguistic Theory in tafsīr between 100/400 and 700/1000: Implications for Qur’anic Studiesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.source.pagenumber1-45en_US
dc.source.volume24en_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Qur'anic Studiesen_US
dc.source.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3366/jqs.2022.0514
dc.identifier.cristin2067060
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