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Modern Interpretation of the Qur’an. The Contribution of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (June 2019)

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Çoruh (Hakan), Modern Interpretation of the Qur’an, The Contribution of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, London, Palgrave Macmillan, ("Palgrave Series in Islamic Theology, Law, and History"), 2019, 266 p. ISBN 978-3-030-15348-9


Hakan Ҫoruh is a lecturer of Islamic studies at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization, Charles Sturt University, Australia.Hakan

Ҫoruh holds his Bachelor of Divinity (Ilahiyat) degree from the Faculty of Divinity, Sakarya University. In 2007, he completed his Master’s degree in Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr) at the same university. Between 2003 and 2008, he took advantage of academic circles and centres such as İSAM (Centre for Islamic Studies) in Istanbul, one of the major cities for Islamic studies in the Muslim World. He then completed his PhD at Australian Catholic University in 2015. His PhD research is on early modern exegesis of the Qur’an (Said Nursi, Muhammad ‘Abduh, and Sir Ahmad Khan). Hakan is currently a lecturer, and supervisor of HDR students at CISAC, CSU.
Hakan’s main field is Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr). He teaches and writes on Qur’anic studies, classical exegesis, and contemporary approaches to the Qur’an and Islam. He is interested in the classical and modern Qur’an exegesis, contemporary Islamic thought, Islamic Legal Theories (usul al-fiqh) and Jurisprudence (fiqh), Islamic theology, and interfaith relations. (Source : Charles Sturt University)


This book analyzes the distinguished modern Muslim scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and the methodology of Qur’anic exegesis in his Risale-i Nur Collection, with special reference to the views of the early Muslim modernist intellectuals such as Muhammad ‘Abduh. It seeks to locate Nursi within modern Qur’anic scholarship, exploring the difference between Nursi’s reading of the Qur’an and that of his counterparts, and examines how Nursi relates the Qur’anic text to concerns of the modern period.

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