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Ullah, Kifayat

Al-Kashshaf

Al-Zamakhshari's Mu'tazilite Exegesis of the Qur'an

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    Publication Date:
    August 2017
    ISBN
    978-3-11-053268-5
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The book analyzes extensively al-Zamakhsharī’s tafsīr al Kashshāf within the framework of the Mu‘tazilites’ five principles: (usūl al-khamsa) of their theology. Andrew Lane in his book entitled “A Traditional Mu‘tazilite Qur’ān Commentary: The Kashshāf of Jār Allāh al-Zamakhsharī” states that al-Kashshāf is not a Mu‘tazilite tafsīr of the Qur’ān. This book has been written to prove that al-Zamakhsharī’s tafsīr is completely in accord with the Mu‘tazilites’ theology which is embodied in their five principles.

    The book is divided into two parts. Part I comprises of al Zamakhsharī’s biography, al-Kashshāf, and his methodology of tafsīr. Part II covers comprehensive analysis of the five principles: unity of God; justice; the promise and the threat of divine reward and punishment; the intermediate position between belief and unbelief; and enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong.

    The book concludes that al-Zamakhsharī’s al-Kashshāf is a Mu‘tazilite tafsīr completely adhering to the Mu‘tazilites’ theology.

    Details

    x, 259 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Qur’anic exegesis; al-Zamakhshari’; al-Kashshaf; Mu‘tazilites’ five principles (usul al-khamsa)

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    Kifayat Ullah, United States Federal Government, Washington DC, U.S.A.

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