تفسیری روایات سے استفادہ و استدلال میں علامہ حمید الدین فراہیؒ کا منہج
Whether Mwalana Al-Farahi Consider the Prophetic Traditions as one of the primary sources in his Exegesis of the Quran
Keywords:Hamiduddin/Abdul Hamid al-Farahi (1863-1930),Quranic exegesis,Tafsir literature,Quranic interpretation,Quranic sciences
The Indian sub-continent witnessed several great scholars of Islam in the 19th and 20th centuries; although it was a time of the Indian Muslims’ political and moral decline. Hamiduddin/Abdul Hamid al-Farahi (1863-1930), was one of the said scholars of the colonial India, who contributed to the Quranic sciences from several important respects and enriched the methodological approaches to the interpretation of the Quran. He was well acquainted with the prevailing scholarly tradition with regard to the methods adopted in the Quranic exegesis (i.e., the Tafsir literature) in particular, as he evaluated them in a scholarly manner. Hence, he took the lead to introduce some particular methodological principles for the interpretation of the Quran, including the principle of nazm al-Quran (the importance of the coherence of the Qurainc text in its interpretation). He could not produce the complete tafsir of the Quran, but his legacy continued by his several competent disciples including Mawlana Ameen Ahsan Islahi, who produced the Tadabbur-e Quran, a complete tafsir following the major principles of his mentor. Al-Farahi was of the opinion that the Quran is revealed in the Arabic language and, therefore, without the full command of the Arabic language the exegetes cannot reach the true meaning of the Quranic text. Focusing on his tafsir-principles such as the linguistic dimensions of the Quran, and the Nazm-e Quran etc., he disagreed with the mainstream mufassirin (the Muslim exegetes), on many occasions, and even his fundamental approach, as it seems to me, led him to overlook many Prophetic traditions which are very much related to the tafsir; although, some of the scholars do not agree with this point. This paper is an attempt to examine to what extent, if any, al-Farahi had employed the Prophetic traditions in his tafsir as a primary source of the Quranic interpretation.
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