Analysis of Efficiency of an Exegetical (Interpretive) Theory, Based on Methodological Criteria

Document Type : Scholary


1 عضو هیئت علمی دانشگاه تهران پردیس فارابی

2 محقق و پژوهشگر

3 پژوهشگر مرکز اسلامی کوثر.


The Holy Qur'an is the only revealed scripture that is immune of distortion, and includes the plan of human guidance, in all ages and for all individuals, whose verses must be comprehended accurately and correctly. This has proposed various exegetical theories by exegetes for many years. How can we provide a way to make these theories applicable, and determine a method to avoid them of engagement in interpretive relativity, interpretive pluralism, and even interpretive anarchism? Is it possible to provide such a model? Introducing the efficacy of an exegetical theory in terms of methodological criteria such as non-interference of exegete’s presumptions, the development of theories without the development of lexical meanings, the relation of language and culture of the time, the recognition of goals of verses and surahs, the identification of the outward and inward levels, etc. all lead to discover deeper levels for understanding of the Qur’an and result in quantitative and qualitative expansion of understanding the Divine verses. It causes a valid and firm exegetical theory among others.


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