The Methodology of Qur'anic Interpretation
By Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Hardback 343 Pages
Publisher : International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH)
An Excellent Gift to Students of Islamic Sciences
About The Book
Literally translated 'The Fundamental Principles of Qur'anic Interpretation,' this book refers to the branches of knowledge which are necessary to provide an accurate interpretation of the Qur'anic texts, such as Arabic grammar and syntax, Arabic literature and Qur'anic sciences (ulum al-Qur'an).
Addressed topics include the Tafseer of the Qur'an, books of tafseer, translations of the Qur'an, Wahy ('divine revelation'), reasons for revelation, the differences between Makkan and Madinan revelations, Naskh, the Muhkam and Mutashabih, and more.
This Book contained some significant material not found in other works in English such as Ahmad Von Denffer's work, and the shared material is presented in a different way,
Dr Bilal Philips says in his Foreword
'Shaykh Riaz Ansary, a graduate from the College of Shari'ah, Islamic University of Madinah, who has undertaken the arduous task of thoroughly revising and preparing the manuscript for publication. He not only edited my translations and verified the hadiths according to the standards of my other books, but he also added a glossary and an index of hadeeths. He also added a section on al-Qurtubi's tafsir, books on Asbab an-Nuzul and asikh wa Mansookh, a section on scientific miracles, a refutation of some of the claimed contradictions in the Qur'an.' - (From the Foreword)
About The Author
Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a diploma in Arabic and a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-Deen) at the Islamic University of Madinah in 1979.
At the University of Riyadh, College of Education, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985, and in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in 1994.
Abu Ameenah taught Islamic Education and Arabic in private schools in Riyadh for over ten years and for three years he lectured M.Ed. students in the Islamic Studies department of Shariff Kabunsuan Islamic University in Cotobato City, Mindanao, Philippines.
Since 1994 he has founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (which is now known as Discover Islam) and the Foreign Literature Department of Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UAE.
Presently, he is a lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University in Ajman, UAE.
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