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The spirit and the letter : approaches to the esoteric interpretation of the Qurʼan

Author: Annabel Keeler; Sajjād Raz̤avī; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2016.
Series: Qur'anic studies series, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The volume focuses on esoteric interpretation as a phenomenon in the field of Qur'anic exegesis. The work shows how it has been manifested in different Muslim traditions and explores the differences  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annabel Keeler; Sajjād Raz̤avī; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
ISBN: 9780198783336 0198783337
OCLC Number: 960850171
Description: xxiii, 538 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction /Annabel Keeler and Sajjad Rizvi --
The countless faces of understanding: on Istinbāṭ, mystical listening and sufi exegesis / Sara Sviri --
The interpretation of Arabic letters in early sufism: Sulamī's Sharḥ maʻānī al-ḥurūf /Gerhard Böwering --
Towards a prophetology of love: the figure of Jacob in sufi commentaries on Sūrat Yūsuf / Annabel Keeler --
Making it plain: Sufi commentaries in English in the 20th century / Kristin Zahra Sands --
Outlines of early Ismaili-Fatimid Qurʼan exegesis / Meir M. Bar-Asher --
Ibn Sīnā's Qurʼanic hermeneutics / Peter Heath --
Qushayrī's exegetical encounter with the Miʻrāj / Martin Nguyen --
Shahrastānī's Mafātīḥ al-asrār: a medieval Ismaili system of hermeneutics / Toby Mayer --
Qūnawī's scriptural hermeneutics / Ricahrd Todd --
Eschatology and hermeneutics in Kāshānī's Taʼwīlāt al-Qurʼan / Pierre Lory --
Simnānī and hermeneutics / Paul Ballanfat --
Speach, book and healing knowledge: the Qurʼanic hermeneutics of Mullā Ṣadrā / Janis Esots --
Aspects of mystical hermeneutics and the theory of the oneness of Being (Wahdat al-wujūd) in the work of ʻAbd al-Ghānī al-Nābulisī (d. 1143/1731) / Bakri Aladdin --
The sufi hermeneutics of Ibn ʻAjība (d. 1224/1809): a study of some eschatological verses of the Qurʼan / Mahmut Ay --
Beyond the letter: explanation (tafsīr) versus adaptation (taṭbīq) in Ṭabaṭabāīʼs al-Mīzān /Amin Ehteshāmi and Sajjad Rizvi.
Series Title: Qur'anic studies series, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Annabel Keeler and Sajjad Rizvi.
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This is the first major work on the key mystics and theologians who composed esoteric commentaries on the Qur'an. Fifteen erudite contributions by some of the most eminent authorities in the field of Read more...

 
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