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Within the classical Islamic tradition, the field of Qur'anic exegesis, more commonly referred to as tafsir, occupies a revered place among the traditional Muslim sciences. In the same way that the study of hadith, jurisprudence, variae lectiones (liturgical readings of the Qur’an), theology, and the linguistic disciplines were all separately defined traditions of learning, tafsir carved out a exclusive niche for itself among the traditional religious sciences. Historically, some of the earliest forms of Qur’anic exegesis were initially inspired by the efforts to preserve and enshrine the sacred text; this endeavour was meticulously broached through reference to features of the Qur’an’s distinctive language. However, the need to flesh out and contextualize the text’s content and teachings soon witnessed the development of broader and more comprehensive explanatory treatments of the Qur’an. Critically, methodologies and strategies aimed at regulating such activity were soon devised by classical scholarship. Such was the rapidity and sophistication with which the genre of tafsir developed that by the end of the third/ninth century not only had voluminous commentaries been devoted to the Qur’an, but likewise texts which set out principles and guidelines for the pursuit of tafsir had become prolific.
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    • 245 It was based on enlarged versions of a series of lectures he delivered at uppsala universitet. Goldziher speaks of being indebted to the work of theodor nöldeke, Geschichte des QorAns. Jacob Lassner, 'Abraham Geiger: A nineteenth-century Jewish reformer on the origins of Islam' in The Jewish Discovery of Islam: Studies in Honor of Bernard Lewis. Edited by Martin Kramer. tel Aviv: Moshe dayan center, 1999, pp. 103-36.
    • 246 Joseph Schacht. The Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence. 2nd edi. oxford: oxford university Press, 195, p. 4 and Idem. 'A revaluation of Islamic traditions'. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1949), pp. 143-54.
    • 247 John Wansbrough. Qur”Anic Studies: Sources and Methods of Scriptural Interpretation. oxford: oxford university Press, 1977, p. 101.
    • 248 John Wansbrough. Qur”Anic Studies, p. 121.
    • 249 Andrew rippin's 'TafsCr Ibn “ AbbAs' for his discussion of the authorship of al-Kalbc's text, pp. 51-56.
    • 250 See claude Gilliot. 'the Beginnings of Qur'anic Exegesis'. In The Qur”An: Formative Interpretation. Edited by Andrew rippin. Aldershot: Variorum, 1999. Pp. 1-27, p. 17.
    • 251 John Wansbrough. Qur”Anic Studies, p. 144. And in the same vein works attributed to Ibn 'Abbas contained elements 'considerably posterior to the activity' of that ¼gure. cf. pp. 158 f in which it is argued that 'the historical processes of tafsCr cannot be reconstructed before the beginning of the third/ninth century.'
    • 252 John Wansbrough. Qur”Anic Studies, pp. 217-9. In al-Suyesc, there is a reference to the Kefan grammarian Ibn al-Anbarc defending this practice against objections raised by a number of critics. ItqAn, vol. 1, pp. 242-43.
    • 253 Wansbrough's theory rests on the belief that the whole of the exegetical literature from the early third/ninth century is aimed at presupposing the existence of a ¼xed canon. Wansbrough refers to a promotion of the exegesis of language, probing shifts in literary styles, aims, and the functional utility of the materials as a means of gauging historical fact.
    • 255 He states that 'all that we have is what we have been told.' John Wansbrough. 'res Ipsa Loquitor: History and Mimesis.' reproduced in Herbert Berg (ed.), Method and Theory, pp. 3-19, pp. 6-7. Wansbrough made the case that historical 'fact' is not decisively determined by archival or indeed archaeological artifact, but rather, to all intents and purposes, it furtively resides in the literary countenance and features of given texts. Wansbrough's admission that the structural features and formulaic phraseology he used to identify discrete exegetical layers of scripture and their historical depth in the early Islamic source material, were in his own words, an 'experiment'. Berg argues that Wansbrough's principal contribution to the debate on Islamic origins rests with his advocating a return to critical scholarship in approaches to issues of authenticity and ascription as far as the Islamic sources are concerned. With regards to the principles of exegesis, his view was that these were perfected by the time of Ibn Qutayba and that 'thereafter few, if any, methodological innovations were introduced.'
    • 257 See François déroche. La Transmission écrite du Coran dans les débuts de l'islam: Le Codex Parisino-petropolitanus. Leiden; Boston: E.J. Brill, 2009. See pp. 172- 79 for an English summary. the Le Codex Parisino-petropolitanus consists of a number of fragments which originally belonged to an ancient Qur'anic manuscript discovered in the mosque of 'Amr ibn al-'fr mosque in the old city of Fustat, the former Egyptian capital; they were brought back to France by Jean-Joseph Marcel (1776-1856) and supplemented with Qur'anic folios also brought back from Egypt by Jean-Louis Asselin de cherville (1772-1822). Asselin's folios were acquired by the Bibliothèque royale, while Marcel's folios ventually ended up in the national Library of russia in Saint Petersburg. other related mater ials were in the possession of the Vatican and the david Khalili collection. the portion of the manuscript covers about 45% of the Qur'anic text and déroche suggested that the codex originally comprised between 210-220 folios, adding that ¼ve scribes worked on the text. It is only following the recent restoration of the folios that the work could be examined. déroche also outlines some of the physical problems with manuscripts of this nature. cf. Adam Gacek. Arabic Manuscripts: a Vademecum for Readers. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2009.
    • 259 Even in the light of recent studies of manuscript evidence, it has been argued the imposition of the consonantal skeleton (rasm) of the Qur'an, around which the readings were constellated, is considerably later than the periods suggested in the 'traditional' narratives. See for example: david Powers, MuQammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet. Philadelphia: university of Pennsylvania, 2009, pp. 227-8. there is a detailed refutation of the thesis advanced by Powers set forth in a review Article by Walid Saleh in Comparative Islamic Studies (2010:6.1.2), pp. 251-264; also see: Gerald Hawting. review of MuQammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet.' Islamic Law and Society 2011 (2011.18.1) pp. 116-119. david Powers. Studies in Qur”An and LadCth: the Formation of the Islamic Law of Inheritance. Berkeley: university of california Press, 1986; and Agostino cilardo. The Qur'Anic Term KalAla: Studies in Arabic Language and Poetry, LadC| and Fiqh. Notes on the Origins of Islamic Law. Edinburgh: Edinburgh university Press, 2005. Pavel Pavlovitch. 'Some Sunnc LadCth on the Qur'anic term KalAla An Attempt at Historical reconstruction.' Islamic Law and Society (2012:19.1.2), pp. 86-159.
    • 260 François déroche. La Transmission, p. 178.
    • 263 rippin's comments were made back in 1982: Andrew rippin. 'the Present Status of TafsCr Studies.' The Muslim World (1982:72), pp. 224-238, p. 228. t his is taken up further in rippin's study of the naskh text attributed to al-Zuhrc (see below). However, rippin does acknowledge that Sezgin's work draws attention to 'a substantial body of material coming from at least the second and third centuries.' (p. 228).
    • 264 Gregor Schoeler. The Oral and the Written in Early Islam, p. 29; Stephen Shoemaker. 'In Search of 'urwa's Scra: Some Methodological Issues in the Quest for 'Authenticity' in the Life of Muqammad.' Der Islam (2011:85), pp. 257-344.
    • 265 Gregor Schoeler. The Oral and the Written in Early Islam, p. 29. Gregor Schoeler. 'the codi¼cation of the Qur'an: A comment on the Hypotheses of Burton and Wansbrough.' In The Qur”An in Context: Historical and Literary Investigations into the Qur”Anic Milieu. Edited by Angelika neuwirth, nicolai Sinai, and Michael Marx, Leiden: Brill, 2010, pp. 779-794.
    • 266 Gregor Schoeler. The Oral and the Written in Early Islam, p. 29. Schoeler did suggest that the aversion to reliance on the written word alone was also a factor in play: 'do not take knowledge from the RaQa¼yyCn'; and, 'a RaQafC should not be allowed to issue edicts for people, nor should a muRQafC teach them readings (qirA”a)' are viewed as dicta comprising examples of this attitude; moreover, he pointed to analogues within the context of the prohibition to writing down Prophetic QAdCtQ. For more on issues of transmission see Joseph Kister, 'LA taqra”E 'l-Qur”Ana “alA muRQa¼yyCn wa-lA taQmilE 'l-“ilma “anC l-RaQa¼yyCn: Some notes on the transmission of ladcth.' Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam (1998:22), pp. 127-62.
    • 267 Gregor Schoeler. The Oral and the Written in Early Islam, p. 33. It would be argued that scholars did not leave 'behind or edit books in the sense of ¼nal, revised redactions of their material.' one issue which remains unresolved within the context of the framework suggested by Schoeler is the fact that the biographical traditions and materials, upon which Schoeler often relied, do speak of ¼xed texts being bequeathed and written.
    • 268 Gregor Schoeler. The Oral and the Written in Early Islam, pp. 28-31, 36-9, and 43. Wansbrough commented that 'despite careful and often illuminating analysis of technical terminology, the studies of both authors (Abbott and Sezgin) suffer, in my opinion, from an ingenuous acceptance of the isnAd apparatus, but represent at the same time a not altogether unexpected reaction to the work of Goldziher and Schacht.' John Wansbrough. Qur”Anic Studies: Sources and Methods of Scriptural Interpretation, p. 140.
    • 269 Gregor Schoeler. The Oral and the Written in Early Islam, p. 47.
    • 271 See: Kees Versteegh. Arabic Grammar and Qur”Anic Exegesis in Early Islam. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1993, p. 200 f.
    • 272 Kees Versteegh. Arabic Grammar and Qur”Anic Exegesis in Early Islam. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1993, p. 178 and p. 180.
    • 273 Kees Versteegh. 'Grammar and Exegesis: the origins of Kefan Grammar and the TafsCr MuqAtil.' Der Islam (1990:67:2), pp. 206-42. See pp. 238-9. In Kees Versteegh. Arabic Grammar and Qur”Anic Exegesis, the point is made that the text of Kalbc procedes 'the emergence of grammar as we know it', p. 115. See Muqammad al-Kalbc TafsCr. Ms. chester Beatty, no. 4224.
    • 274 this has been a theme in the work of uri rubin.
    • 275 In a related context see for example Patricia crone 'two Legal Problems Bearing on the Early History of the Qur'an.' Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam (1994:18), pp. 1-37, pp. 1-2. And more generally Patricia crone. 'How did the Qur”Anic Pagans Make a Living?' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (2005:68), pp. 387-99. Patricia crone. 'the religion of the Qur'anic Pagans: God and the Lesser deities.' Arabica (2012:57.2.3), pp. 151-200. She argues that the legal discussions on the import of 'kalAla, kitAb in Q.24:33, were unintelligible to the early commentators, as were several non-legal phrases and passages (al-Ramad, possibly al-rajCm, the mysterious letters and Surat Quraysh).' In the former article she concludes that only an abandonment of 'the conventional account of how the Qur'an was born' would explain why this was so. For an alternative explanation of the genesis of the traditional sciences see John Burton. 'Qur'an and Sunnah, a case of cultural disjunction.' In Method and Theory in the Study of Islamic Origins. Edited by Herbert Berg. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2003, pp. 137-157.
    • 276 Patricia crone 'two Legal Problems, p. 2. John Burton 'Law and Exegesis: the Penalty for Adultery in Islam.' Approaches to the Qur”An, pp. 269-284. Arthur Jeffery. The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur”An. Leiden: Brill, 2006 (reprint of 1938 edi.) (Includes a Preface by Gerhard Böwering and Jane dammen McAuliffe).
    • 277 Fred donner. 'the Historical context'. In Cambridge Companion to the Qur”An, pp. 23-39. Idem. the Qur'an in recent Scholarship: challenges and desiderata.' In The Qur”An in its Historical Context. pp. 29-50, 2008. Idem. MuQammad and the Believers. cambridge Massachusetts; London: Harvard university Press: 2010.
    • 280 the issue of the quest for distinctivenes is developed by todd Lawson in his treatment of the Islamic narratives on the cruci¼xion; the doctrine is viewed as a re½ection of a 'communal desideratum to show just how distinctive, in a sectarian milieu, this new religion was.' todd Lawson. The Cruci¼xion and the Qur”An: A Study in the History of Muslim Thought. oxford: one World Publications, 2009, p. 20. See the review of this in Journal of Qur'anic Studies (2010:12), pp. 191-203.
    • 281 It should be noted here that although colin turner's Qur'an collection in the same series did include a con¼ned number of articles which covered aspects of tafsCr, it was principally concerned with general treatments and studies of the Qur'an; whereas, this collection seeks to broach the Qur'an extensively through the classical discipline of tafsCr with regards to academic scholarship which probes the development of early tafsCr; concepts and hermeneutics; medieval exegetes and their works; themes and genres of classical exegesis; and aspects of modern approaches to the text.
    • 283 Fred Leemhuis. 'origins and Early development of the tafsCr tradition. In Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur”An. Edited by Andrew rippin. oxford: oxford university Press, 1988, pp. 13-30. (chapter 2 in the collection). Georg Stauth. Die Überlieferung des Korankommentars MuYAhid b. Vabr's. Zur Frage der Rekonstruktion der in den Sammelwerken des 3. Jh. d. H. benutzten frühislamischen Quellenwerke. Phd dissertation, universität Giessen, 1969. Fred Leemhuis. 'Ms 1075 tafsCr of the cairene da r al-Kutub and Muyahid's tafsCr.' In Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the Union Européene des Arabisants et Islamisants. Edited by r. Peters. Leiden: Brill, 1981, pp. 169-80. cf. Fred Leemhuis. 'discussion and debate in Early commentaries of the Qur'an.' In With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, pp. 320-328.
    • 284 dimitry Frolow. 'Ibn al-nadcm on the History of Qur'anic exegesis.' Wiener Zeitschrift fuer die Kunde des Morgenlandes (1997:87), pp. 65-81. cf. devin Stewart. 'the Structure of the Fihrist: Ibn al-nadcm as Historian of Islamic Legal and theological Schools.' International Journal of Middle East Studies (2007:39.3), pp. 369-387.
    • 285 Bruce Fudge. 'Qur'anic Exegesis in Medieval Islam and Modern orientalism'. Die Welt des Islams (2006:46.2), pp. 115-147. Idem. 'Signs of Scripture in “the city of Brass”.' Journal of Qur”Anic Studies (2006:8.1), pp. 88-118. Idem. the Men of the cave: tafsCr, tragedy and tawfcq al-lakcm.' Arabica: Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (2007:54.1), pp. 67-93.
    • 286 A. rezvan, 'the Qur'An and its World: IX. the triumph of diversity: Muslim Exegesis'. Manuscripta Orientalia (1999:5.2), pp. 37-57.
    • 287 claude Gilliot. 'the Beginnings of Qur'anic Exegesis. In The Qur”An: Formative Interpretation, pp. 1-27.
    • 288 Kees Versteegh. 'Grammar and Exegesis: the origins of Kefan Grammar and the tafsCr MuqAtil.' Der Islam (1990:67.2), pp. 206-42. the thesis was ½eshed out with greater vigour in Kees Versteegh. Arabic Grammar and Qur”Anic Exegesis in Early Islam. cf. the review by rafael. talmon, 'review of Arabic Grammar and Qur”Anic Exegesis in Early Islam' by Kees Versteegh. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1993, Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam (1996:20), pp. 287-292. Kees Versteegh. 'Freedom of the Speaker?: the term IttisA“ and related notions in Arabic Grammar.' In Studies in the History of Arabic Grammar II. Edited by Michael carter and Kees Versteegh. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: J. Benjamins, 1990, pp. 281-93. Idem. 'three is a crowd; Lawyers and Linguists on Qur'an 4/11.' Zeitschrift fEr arabische Linguistik (1993:23), pp. 302-15. Kees Versteegh. 'Linguistic Attitudes and the origin of Speech in the Arab World.' In Understanding Arabic: Essays in Contemporary Arabic Linguistics in Honor of El-Said Badawi. Edited by Alaa El-Gibali. cairo: the American university in cairo Press, 1996, pp. 15-31. Kees Versteegh. The Arabic Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh university Press, 2001. translations from seminal linguistic texts are provided in Kees Versteegh. Landmarks in Linguistic Thought III: the Arabic Linguistic Tradition, London, new York: routledge, 1997.
    • 289 Kees Versteegh. 'Zayd ibn 'Alc's commentary on the Qur'an.' In Arabic Grammar and Linguistics. Edited by Yasir Suleiman. richmond: curzon, 1999, pp. 9-29.
    • 290 Andrew rippin. 'Studying Early TafsCr texts'. Miszellen: Der Islam (1995:72), pp. 310-23.
    • 292 Josef van Ess. Ungenützte Texte zur KarrAmCya. Eine Materialsammlung. Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophischhistorische Klasse, Jahrgang 6. Abhandlung. Heidelberg, 1980.
    • 300 Haggai Ben-Shammai. 'the Status of Parable and Simile in the Qur'an and early tafsCr: Polemic, Exegetical and theological Aspects.' Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam (2005:30), pp. 154-169.
    • 301 Issa J. Boullata. 'Poetry citation as Interpretive Illustration in Qur'an Exegesis: MasA”il NAfC “ Ibn al-Azraq.' In Studies Presented to Charles J. Adams. Edited by Wael Hallaq and donald Little. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1991, pp. 27-40. Ibn al-Anbarc, Abe Bakr Muqammad ibn al-Qasim. KitAb CPAQ al-waqf wa'l-ibtidA”. Edited by Muqyc al-dcn 'Abd al-raqman ramapan. 2 vols. damascus: Majma' al-Lugha al-'Arabiyya, 1971. Ibn al-Anbarc, Muqammad ibn al-Qasim. KitAb al-aPdAd. Edited by Muqammad Abe'l-Fapl Ibrahcm. Beirut, Sidon: al-Maktabat al-'Arriyya, 1987. cf. the arguments about the primacy of the Qurayshc dialect in the introduction to: Ibn Faris, Abe 'l-lusayn Aqmad b. Zakariyya'. n.d. al-MAQibC fC ¼qh al-lugha ”l- “arabiyya wa-sunan al-“Arab fC kalAmihA. Edited by Aqmad maqr. cairo: dar Iqya' al-Kutub al-'Arabiyya. Many of these topics are discussed by Lothar Kopf in 'religious In½uences on Medieval Arabic Philology.' Studia Islamica (1956:5): 33-59. Also see James Montgomery. 'Sundry observations on the Fate of Poetry in the Early Islamic Period.' In Jack Smart. Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Language and Literature. richmond: curzon, 1996, pp. 49-60.
    • 302 John Wansbrough, Qur”Anic Studies, pp. 216-17.
    • 303 al-naysaberc, al-lasan ibn Muqammad. TafsCr gharA”ib al-Qur”An, vol. 1, p. 6.
    • 304 Leah Kinberg. 'MuQkamAt and mutashAbihAt (Koran 3/7): Implications of a Koranic Pair of terms in Medieval Exegesis.' Arabica (1988:35), pp. 143-72. Jane McAuliffe. 'text and textuality: Q.3:7 as a Point of Intersection.' Published in Literary Structures of Religious Meaning in the Qur”An. Edited by I. J. Boullata. London: curzon Press, 2000, pp. 56-76. Stefan Wild. 'the Self-referentiality of the Qur'an: Sera 3:7 as an Exegetical challenge. In With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, pp. 422-36. M. Lagarde. 'de l'ambiguite (mutashabih) dans le coran: tentatives d'explication des esegetes musulmans.' Quaderni di Studi Arabi (1985:3), pp. 45-62.
    • 305 See Goldziher, Die Richtungen der islamischen Koranauslegung, p. 58. 'Es fand sich eine Menge neugieriger Schriftgelehrter, die die Luecken des Korans aus dem Verkehr mit Juden und christen ausfuellten und die von ihnen erhaltenen, oft in sehr missverstandener Weise wiedergegebenen Erzaehlungen noch aus eigener Phantasie ergaenzten und als Erklaerungen des Korans preisgaben.' He is speaking of the interest in legendary tales and materials from christian and Jewish sources which were used by scholars to embellish the Qur'an's narrative.
    • 306 Harris Birkeland. 'Old Muslim Opposition Against Interpretation of the Qur”An.' Avhandliger Utgitt ab De Norske Videnskaps-Akademi i oslo, II. Hist. Filos. Klasse 1. oslo: 1955. Birkeland also includes a study of the dictum in which Aqmad ibn lanbal declared his aversion to tafsCr, malAQim, and maghAzC, pp. 9-18. cf. nabia Abbott, Studies in Arabic Literary Papyri II, Qur”Anic Commentary, pp. 106-112.
    • 307 A parallel here is provided perhaps by the arguments about the opposition to writing down traditions and the arguments put forward by Gregor Schoeler and Michael cook. When Schoeler referred to the umayyads' opposition to the writing down of traditions, cook countered by stating that the position taken by Schoeler assumes that the reports are authentic. cf. Wansbrough, Qur”Anic Studies, pp. 158-60. this is also an argument used by rippin to question Versteegh's study of early exegetical texts: namely, how can one draw conclusions of an historical nature about the content of literary materials and concepts, when the very texts used to formulate and construct such assumptions have a problematic provenance? While the counter view is that the sophistication of the texts is overlooked by the focus on issues of historicity.
    • 308 Leah Kinberg. 'MuQkamAt and mutashAbihAt (Koran 3/7): Implications of a Koranic Pair of terms in Medieval Exegesis'. Arabica (1988:35), pp. 143-72.
    • 309 Muhammad Abul Quasem. 'Al-Ghazalc's theory of Qur'an Exegesis According to one's Personal opinion.' pp. 69-91. International congress for the Study of the Qur'an, Australian national university, canberra, 8-13 May, 1981. canberra: Australian national university, 1981.
    • 310 Mesut okumu]. 'the In½uence of Ibn Scna on al-Ghazzalc in Qur'anic Hermeneutics.' The Muslim World (2012:102.2.1), pp. 390-411. See also his 'the In½uence of al-Ghazzalc on the Hermeneutics of Ibn rushd.' Der Islam (2011:86.2), pp. 286-311. cf. r ichard Frank. Al-GhazAlC and the Ash“arite School. cited above. Also see Jules Janssens. 'Al-Ghazalc between Philosophy (Falsafa) and Su¼sm (TaRawwuf ): His c omplex Attitude in the Marvels of the Heart (“AjA”ib al-Qalb) of the IQyA” “UlEm al-DCn. Muslim World (2011:101.4), pp. 614-632. richard Frank. Creation and the Cosmic System: al-GhazAlC and Avicenna. Heidelberg: carl Winter, universitätsverlag, 1992. Idem. 'Ghazalc's use of Avicenna's Philosophy.' Revue des Etudes Islamiques 57 (1989), pp. 274-75. robert Wisnovsky. 'one Aspect of the Avicennian turn in Sunnc theology.' Arabic Sciences and Philosophy (2004:14.1), pp. 65-100. Ibn rushd, al-Qapc Abe' l-Walcd. Kashf ManAhij al-adilla. Edited by Muqammad 'fbid al-Jabirc. 4th edi. Beirut: Markaz dirasat al-Waqda al-'Arabiyya: 2001, pp. 150-152.
    • 311 ulrika Mårtensson. 'through the Lens of Modern Hermeneutics: Authoral Intention in al-nabarc's and al-Ghazalc's Interpretation of Q. 24:35.' Journal of Qur”Anic Studies (2009:2), pp. 20-48. See E.d. Hirsch. The Aims of Interpretation. chicago: the university of chicago Press, 1976. And his Validity in Interpretation. new Haven: Yale university Press, 1967. Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method. translation revised by Joel Weinsheimer and donald G. Marshall. London: continuum, 2006. Many of Mårtensson's observations are referenced to the historical origins of Ash'arism and the extent of its medieval in½uence.
    • 312 Kees Versteegh. 'the Linguistic Introduction to R AzC 's TafsCr.' Studies on Near East Languages and Literatures. Memorial Volume Karel Patracek. Edited by Petr Vavrousek and Petr Zemanek. Prague: Academy of Sciences of the czech republic, BcS Printing, 1996, pp. 589-603. cf. George Makdisi. 'the Juridical theology of Sha¼'c: origins and Signi¼cance of u REl al-¼qh.' Studia Islamica (1984:59), pp. 5-47; and r ichard Frank. 'Elements in the d evelopment of the t eaching of al-Ash'arc.' Le Muséon: Revue D'Études Orientales 104 (1991:104), pp. 141-190.
    • 313 Hartmut Bobzin. 'notes on the Importance of Variant readings and Grammar in the TafsCr al-GalAlayn.' Zeitschrift für arabische Linguistik ZAL (1985:15), 33-44. See the commentary on the text: Al-mawc, Aqmad ibn Muqammad. LAshiyat al-MAwC “alA TafsCr al-JalAlayn. 6 vols. Edited by Muqammad 'Abd al-Salam Shahcn. Beirut: dar al-Kutub al-'Ilmiyya, 2000. Musa, Sulaiman. the In½uence of TafsCr al-JalAlayn on Some notable nigerian MufassirEn in the twentiethcentury nigeria'. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (2000:20.2), pp. 323-328.
    • 314 Jane dammen McAuliffe. 'Assessing the IsrA”CliyyA t: an Exegetical conundrum.' Story-telling in the Framework of Non-¼ctional Arabic Literature. Edited by Stefan Leder. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998, pp. 345-369.
    • 315 roberto tottoli. 'origin and use of the term IsrA”CliyyAt in Muslim Literature: Arabica (1999:46.2), pp. 193-210.
    • 316 Walid A. Saleh. 'A Fifteenth-century Muslim Hebraist: al-Biqa'c and his defense of using the Bible to Interpret the Qur'an.' Speculum: a Journal of Medieval Studies (2008:83.3), pp. 629-654. cf. his reference to the work of Eric ormsby. Theodicy in Islamic Thought: the Dispute over al-GhazAlC's Best of all Possible Worlds. Princeton: Princeton university Press, 1984.
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