Hakan Ҫoruh is a lecturer of Islamic studies at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
“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.
Table of Contents:
Chapter I: The Life Of Said Nursi And The Risale-I Nur Collection: A Review
Chapter 2: Tafsir In The Modern Period And The Risale-I Nur Collection
Chapter 3: Revelation And The Nature Of The Qur’an
Chapter 4: Qur’anic Exegesis And Said Nursi’s Exegetical Methodology
Chapter 5: Nursi’s Approach To The Qur’anic Sciences
Chapter 6: Trends And Exegetical Traditions
Chapter 7: Discussion And Conclusions.