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Modern Interpretation of the Qur’an

The Contribution of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hakan Çoruh
    Pages 1-19
  3. Hakan Çoruh
    Pages 173-221
  4. Hakan Çoruh
    Pages 223-229
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-244

About this book


“Hakan Ҫoruh compares and contrasts Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Risale-i-Nur Collection with Qur’an commentaries by selected classical and modern exegetes. His methodology is rigorous and his conclusions are compelling, unveiling for the reader one of the most important Qur’an commentaries of the twentieth century by one of Islam’s most significant theologians. The result is a well-argued and coherent work that should be a reference point for anyone interested in the Qur’an and its interpretation.”
Peter G. Riddell, Professor of History, SOAS University of London, UK

 “Dr. Ҫoruh has written the definitive exposition and analysis of Said Nursi’s methodology of Qur’anic exegesis. Said Nursi is probably the most important Islamic theologian of the twentieth century. This book opens to the world of scholarship the distinctive methodology of Said Nursi. It is a vitally important book.”

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary, USA

 This book analyzes the distinguished modern Muslim scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and the methodology of Qur’anic exegesis in his Risale-i Nur Collection, with special reference to the views of the early Muslim modernist intellectuals such as Muhammad ‘Abduh. It seeks to locate Nursi within modern Qur’anic scholarship, exploring the difference between Nursi’s reading of the Qur’an and that of his counterparts, and examines how Nursi relates the Qur’anic text to concerns of the modern period.


RISALE-I NUR Muhammad ʿAbduh Syed Ahmad Khan tafsīr fiqh

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Charles Sturt UniversitySydneyAustralia

About the authors

Hakan Ҫoruh is a lecturer of Islamic studies at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modern Interpretation of the Qur’an
  • Book Subtitle The Contribution of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
  • Authors Hakan Çoruh
  • Series Title Palgrave Series in Islamic Theology, Law, and History
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Series in Islamic Theology, Law, and History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-15348-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-15351-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-15349-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Islamic Theology
    Philosophy of Religion
    Middle Eastern Literature
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