Exegesis of the ḥurūf al-muqaṭṭaʿa: Polyvalency in Sunnī Traditions of Qur'anic Interpretation

@article{Nguyen2012ExegesisOT,
  title={Exegesis of the ḥurūf al-muqaṭṭaʿa: Polyvalency in Sunnī Traditions of Qur'anic Interpretation},
  author={Martin Nguyen},
  journal={Journal of Qur'anic Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={1-28}
}
  • Martin Nguyen
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Qur'anic Studies
  • This paper seeks to explore the wide range of interpretations resulting from the ḥurūf al-muqaṭṭaʿa or ‘the disconnected letters’ of the Qur'an. Typically considered a paradigmatic case of the mutashābih in the Qur'an, exegetes have expended much time and energy speculating over the meaning(s) of these enigmatic graphemes. From the earliest exegetes to the later tradition, a chorus of possibilities and theories are encountered. The traditions of interpretations themselves are a testament to the… CONTINUE READING
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