Is context Important?

 

A friend accidentally saw the last sentece of my inbox email from a girl, “I love you. I can’t wait to see you on our great day in August.” He suddenly concluded something, and once he met my other friend, the closest one, he asked whether I would be marrying soon. He said no, and the email must be from my little sister as we planned to graduate on the same day. A question rises here; why could this happen? There is a simple answer; a text (or conversiation in this case) has context, and the awareness on it affects the quality of understanding. I would say the same case happens with any text, including the Qur’an. Lanjutkan membaca “Is context Important?”

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HISTORICAL RECORD FOR MADRASAH SUMATERA THAWALIB PARABEK: A historically-forgotten legendary pesantren

A historically-forgotten legendary pesantren We acknowledge that we intentionally chose the phrase for the headline of this article on some reasons. Firstly, the history of Madrasah Sumatera Thawalib Parabek (MST Parabek) receives less-attention from the writers particularly from the insiders, and therefore, secondly, many people by no intention misunderstand about this pesantren, which is located in Regency of Agam, West Sumatera. On some occasions, we … Lanjutkan membaca HISTORICAL RECORD FOR MADRASAH SUMATERA THAWALIB PARABEK: A historically-forgotten legendary pesantren

The Rising of Isra’iliyyat in Earlier Exegetical Work and the Effect

dimuat di Jurnal Studi Al-Qur’an dan Hadis Jurusan Tafsir Hadis UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta edisi Juli 2010 Abstract The article questions about the emergence of isra’iliyyat in early exegetical work and how it affects the exegesis of its author. Isra’iliyyat is one kind of traditions (riwayahs) exist in exegesis book, especially classical exegesis book. This term has been familiar even since the early days of … Lanjutkan membaca The Rising of Isra’iliyyat in Earlier Exegetical Work and the Effect

Reinterpretation of Ummiy: The Critics for Illiteracy of Prophet of Conventional View

A. Introduction

Prophet Mohammed as an illiterate person is a common understanding. Such understanding has hugely spread on all part of Muslims, the well-educated-one either the non-educated. It is such common notation in many occasions or forums that Prophet Muhammad was illiterate. When somebody firstly hears it, possibly he surprises, and will extend some fundamental question then: why? how could it be? how could Prophet Mohammed spread Islam as it became the very big religion while he was illiterate?

Nevertheless, these questions need no discussion any more. There might two possibilities cause this. The first, considering the object asked about is the figure of the Prophet, the very noble and honorable person, therefore his side of glorious, moral excellence and superiority has been very interesting instead of his weakness. This side therefore brings many people to accept this as it was without any discussion. This first possibility of course occurs among the common people. The second, it might also because the very great answer appears that the illiteracy of Mohammed is not some kind of the weakness, rather the evidence of the authenticity of Qur’an as revelation of Allah. This might appear among the academic people. Lanjutkan membaca “Reinterpretation of Ummiy: The Critics for Illiteracy of Prophet of Conventional View”

Textual Criticism

untuk versi bahasa Indonesia klik di sini   Textual criticism completely relates to text, therefore it has nothing to do with music, art, or literature. Basically, this is defined as the science of discovering errors in text and the art of removing it, and on the assumption that it is not an exact science, A. E. Housman defines it as the art of discovering errors … Lanjutkan membaca Textual Criticism

Western Scholarship on the Qur’an

Orientalist means as well western artists inspired by Orient and Western scholars specializing in the study of Oriental languages, religions and cultures. According to Edward Said, Orient and Occident are not natural divisions, but rather the imaginative geography. The term then comes to the pejorative meaning; orientalists are the western scholars that ostensibly lacks objectivity and reflect bias towards western though, which then Muslims often … Lanjutkan membaca Western Scholarship on the Qur’an