Sufi commentaries on the qur an in classical islam

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Sufi Commentaries on the Quran in Classical Islam by Kristin Zahra Sands

Meeting the ever increasing interest in Islam and Sufism, this book is the first comprehensive study of Sufi Quranic commentaries and includes translations of many writings previously unavailable in English. It examines the shared hermeneutical assumptions of Sufi writers and the diversity in style of Sufi commentaries. Some of the assumptions analyzed are:
* the Quran is a multi-layered and ambiguous text open to endless interpretation
* the knowledge of deeper meanings of the Quran is attainable by means other than transmitted interpretations and rational thought
* the self is dynamic, moving through states and stations which result in different interpretations at different times.

The styles of Sufi commentaries are explored, which range from philosophical musings to popular preaching to literary narrative and poetry. Other commentaries from the classical period are also investigated to provide context in understanding Sufi approaches and exegetical styles.

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The styles of Sufi commentaries are explored, which range from philosophical musings to popular preaching to literary narrative and poetry.
Kristin Zahra Sands

Sufi Commentaries on the Qur'an in Classical Islam

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Meeting the ever increasing interest in Islam and Sufism, this book is the first comprehensive study of Sufi Qur'anic commentaries and includes translations of many writings previously unavailable in English. It examines the shared hermeneutical assumptions of Sufi writers and the diversity in style of Sufi commentaries. The styles of Sufi commentaries are explored, which range from philosophical musings to popular preaching to literary narrative and poetry. Other commentaries from the classical period are also investigated to provide context in understanding Sufi approaches and exegetical styles. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….

Sufi Commentaries on the Qur'an in Classical Islam. Routledge Studies in the Quran. This fine contribution to Sufi tafsir studies provides a reliable and well-written guide to many of the major works of that tradition and raises a number of important questions, especially about the categories with which we are accustomed to thinking about Islam. This is as it should be, because it suggests that this was in fact part of the project of the authors whose works are so ably analyzed in this book. These authors and the exegetic and hermeneutic issues with which they worked and obviously struggled wished to provide an alternative to the burgeoning culture of what might be thought the normative tradition of Qur'an commentary. It is also clear from the analysis offered here that these same authors wanted to remain faithful to this very same tradition. The result of such dynamic tension is the remarkable and instructive creativity that is so admirably traced and illuminated in the pages of the book at hand.

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