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Al-Kashshaf: Al-Zamakhshari's Mu'tazilite Exegesis of the by Kifayat Ullah

By Kifayat Ullah

The publication analyzes largely al-Zamakhsharī’s tafsīr al Kashshāf in the framework of the Mu‘tazilites’ 5 rules: (usūl al-khamsa) in their theology. Andrew Lane in his booklet entitled “A conventional Mu‘tazilite Qur’ān statement: The Kashshāf of Jār Allāh al-Zamakhsharī” states that al-Kashshāf isn't really a Mu‘tazilite tafsīr of the Qur’ān. This ebook has been written to turn out that al-Zamakhsharī’s tafsīr is totally in accord with the Mu‘tazilites’ theology that is embodied of their 5 rules.

The publication is split into elements. half I includes of al Zamakhsharī’s biography, al-Kashshāf, and his technique of tafsīr. half II covers complete research of the 5 ideas: solidarity of God; justice; the promise and the specter of divine gift and punishment; the intermediate place among trust and unbelief; and enjoining what's correct and forbidding what's wrong.

The publication concludes that al-Zamakhsharī’s al-Kashshāf is a Mu‘tazilite tafsīr thoroughly adhering to the Mu‘tazilites’ theology.

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