A Traditional Muʻtazilite Qurʼān Commentary: The Kashshāf of Jār Allāh Al-Zamakhsharī

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BRILL, 2006 - Social Science - 418 pages
This book deals with the life and work of J?r All?h al-Zamakhshar? (d. 538/144). The greater part of it, however, is devoted to an examination of his Qur n commentary, "al-Kashsh?f," The book is divided into five chapters, supplemented by nine appendices. After a chapter on the author's life and writings (an annotated list of which is given in an appendix), there follow four chapters that focus on the" Kashsh?f" itself. These deal with the history of the text, its structure and method, the traditions it contains and the sources the author relied on for it. Although both al-Zamakhshar?'s name and the title of his commentary are well known, very little is actually known about either the author or the work. This book presents a more complete and nuanced picture of each.
 

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Contents

VI
9
VII
48
VIII
102
IX
149
X
181
XI
220
XII
235
XIII
237
XVI
299
XVII
333
XVIII
335
XIX
369
XX
376
XXI
389
XXII
407
XXIII
416

XIV
244
XV
267

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About the author (2006)

Andrew J. Lane, Ph.D. (2003) in Islamic Studies, University of Toronto, teaches coursed in Arabic and Islamitic studies at the University. He has presented and published papers on qur'anic exegesis. He is also interested in questions of Muslim-Christian dialogue.

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