نسخ قرآن کی مختلف تعبیرات: معاصر تفسیری رجحانات کا مطالعہ
Different Interpretations of the Qur'an: A Study of Contemporary Commentary Trends

Muhammad Rifaqat Ali *
PhD Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr. Muhammad Atif Aslam Rao **
Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Abstract

From the very beginning, abrogation has been given special importance by Muslim scholars. There is a consensus among the Muslim Ummah on the fact of abrogation. Only a few people denied this fact. Everyone has agreed on the occurrence of abrogation in the Holy Qur’an; however, scholars and researchers have been differing in its nature. Qur’anic exegetical literature has great importance among Islamic scholars. While interpreting the Holy Qur’an, various commentators have discussed the abrogation in detail. The commentators of Urdu Qur’anic exegetical literature also seem to be in favour of abrogation in the Holy Qur’an. In these commentaries, not only the verses related to abrogation have been described, but in some commentaries, the causes and circumstances of revelation have been described in such detail that after reading these commentaries, there remains no need to search for related books.

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Ghulam Ahmad Pervez are among the commentators who have worked hard to harmonize the commentary with Western thought. As a result of this struggle, they denied the abrogation in the holy Quran.

Most of the commentators of the subcontinent agree that the Qur’anic Verses may have been abrogated. However, they split into two groups. Some have expanded the concept of abrogation, while others have accepted the abrogation of only a few verses of the Holy Qur’an. There was a need to highlight and compare the views of both classes. The article under review is an attempt to fill this gap.

Keywords

Muslim Ummah, Abrogation in Holy Qur’an, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Ahmad Pervez.

Al-Wifaq

Vol 5

Issue 1

January – June 2022

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