Scientific Quranic exegesis via internet: A comparative analysis of Abdul Daem Alkaheel and Zaghloul el-Naggar approaches in their websites / Lukman Afandi

Lukman , Afandi (2020) Scientific Quranic exegesis via internet: A comparative analysis of Abdul Daem Alkaheel and Zaghloul el-Naggar approaches in their websites / Lukman Afandi. PhD thesis, Universiti Malaya.

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    With the rapid progress and development of information and communication technology (JCT), teaching and learning of the Quranic exegesis can be enhanced through the web page. Nevertheless, this does not mean a person can interpret it according to their own thinking. They are still bound by principles and rules which were suggested by well known scholars in this field. Likewise, scholars have put general guidelines of the scientific Quranic exegesis to ensure that those in this line will not go beyond their capability in understanding the Quranic texts. To relate the Quranic verses with scientific findings has its own guidelines so as to avoid misinterpretation. The guidelines are crucial to avoid misinterpretation and contradiction from the actual meaning of the verses of the Quran or the Hadith. This research focuses on Scientific Quranic Exegesis in websites owned by Abduldaem Al-Kaheel and Zaghloul El-Naggar. They have contributed in this area and have obtained recognition from various Muslim countries. The objective of this research is to understand the extent criteria and guidelines of scientific exegesis that are being closely followed. The research uses content analysis to assess the content of the scientific exegesis in both websites and uses comparative analysis to assess whether -is the content is in-Line with the criteria and guidelines suggested by al-Zindani and al Nabuls" i. Based on that, this study has tried to find the topics discussed by both Al-Kabeel and El-Naggar in their websites which make similar references to the verses of the Quran. The findings show that there are similarities in emphasizing the usage of scientific exegesis on verses discussed in their respective websites. Their interpretation works were found to follow the criteria used in this study. However, it was not reflected in all the topics discussed. There was no uniformity in terms of the description of the topics discussed. Some topics discussed were accompanied with long descriptions while others had only a few paragraphs. Some topics stated the original reference of scientific findings while some topics did not state the original source. There were a few topics discussed which were referred from resources such as the Some of the Hadith used clearly indicated the categories they belonged to, whether Sahib or Hasan. While some Hadith did not state the category in which they belong to. The Hadith used were also analysed and it was found to be either Sahib or Hasan. Most of the topics discussed by El-Naggar also made references to scholars of tajsfr such as Ibn Kathir. However, it was not always the case for the topics discussed by Al-Kaheel; tafsir reference was made only in a few topics. El-Naggar is a geological expert, hence, the scientific findings are from his own study. The findings are particularly on Earth such as topics regarding tremor and earthquakes, can be considered as credible without including citation from other sources. Overall, the results of their efforts to uphold the scientific interpretation of the Quran is an eye-opener on how teaching and learning of the Quran could be carried out especially in the present era. Such efforts can be beneficial not only to Muslims, but also to non Muslims who can learn more from the Quran through this interpretation. Such efforts should be praised and considerations should be given to widely expand the contributions given by the Muslim scholars so that many are able to gain benefits from it.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Additional Information: Thesis (PhD) – Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya, 2020.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Quranic texts; Hadith; El-Naggar; Muslims; Human creation
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
    Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies
    Depositing User: Mr Mohd Safri Tahir
    Date Deposited: 28 May 2023 03:34
    Last Modified: 28 May 2023 03:34

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