A Study of Ayatullah Marifat’s Opinion on Scientific Exegesis PDF Print E-mail

A Study of Ayatullah Marifat’s Opinion on Scientific Exegesis*

Zeynab Bahjatpour **

Mohsin Qamarzadeh***

Abstract

The present article seeks to explain the viewpoint of Ayatullah Maʿrifat with regards to scientific exegesis and as such the theoretical issues of scientific interpretation, including the specific principles propounded by this great exegete on “the relationship between the message of the Qur’an and scientific exegesis”  and “the scientific miracle as one of the manifestations of the miraculousness of the Quran” have been studied. Specific criteria for scientific exegesis in four rubrics have also been discussed in this paper. With regards to the methodology employed by Ayatullah Maʿrifat in delineating scientific exegesis, one can find certain fundamental issues that are addressed, including “paying attention to similar and converging verses,” “considering the views of other commentators,” “ Taking the available narrations related to the discussion into account” and “ considering the views of the scientists.” He considers all these aspects before he arrives at a complete interpretation of the verse being discussed, as we shall see in the present paper. In the end, the problems related to scientific exegesis have also been explicated and analyzed.

 

Keywords: Scientific exegesis, Ayatullah Maʿrifat, principles, criteria, methodology, scientific miracle.

 


*. Date of receiving: 30 April 2017, Date of approval: 6 September 2017.

**. Fourth Level Student in Comparative Exegesis at the Ma’sumiyye Institute of Higher Learning. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) .

***. PhD. Student in Qur’an and Hadith Sciences at University of Scientific Research, Tehran. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).