Between dogmatism and speculation : a critical assessment of Qira'at studies

Other Title(s)

بين الدوغمائية و التخمين : تقييم لمجال دراسات القراءات القرآنية

Author

Laher, Suhayl

Source

Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Issue

Vol. 38, Issue 1 (31 Jul. 2020), pp.176-190, 15 p.

Publisher

Qatar University College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Publication Date

2020-07-31

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

15

Main Topic

Islamic Studies

Topics

Abstract EN

This paper analyzes the current state of Western research on the variant readings of the Qur'ān and how it differs from traditional Muslim scholarship through the lens of objectivity and bias.

After a brief survey of the major views in the field, I identify three major sources of contention between the two camps: the problem of sources, disagreements concerning the history of the Arabic language, and disputes over the value of the isnād (chain of transmission) as an indicator of historical reliability.

Each camp’s premises and goals impact their research, and each camp may perceive the other as biased.

I then discuss how to use the concept of “objectivity as responsibility” to defuse the bias paradox and outline suggestions for measures that the two camps could adopt to facilitate a more productive way forward

American Psychological Association (APA)

Laher, Suhayl. 2020. Between dogmatism and speculation : a critical assessment of Qira'at studies. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies،Vol. 38, no. 1, pp.176-190.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965629

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Laher, Suhayl. Between dogmatism and speculation : a critical assessment of Qira'at studies. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies Vol. 38, no. 1 (Jul. 2020), pp.176-190.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965629

American Medical Association (AMA)

Laher, Suhayl. Between dogmatism and speculation : a critical assessment of Qira'at studies. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies. 2020. Vol. 38, no. 1, pp.176-190.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965629

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 189-190

Record ID

BIM-965629