Reading The Qurʾan As Homily: The Case Of Sarah’S Laughter

  title={Reading The Qurʾan As Homily: The Case Of Sarah’S Laughter},
  author={G. S. Reynolds},
For when Qurʾanic exegesis (tafsir) arose, the exegetes (mufassirun) were either not aware of the details of the biblical story to which the Qurʾan alludes, or, perhaps more likely, were mistrustful of biblical literature and commentary. Instead of turning to biblical literature for the details of the visitation story, mufassirun attempted to find those details by extrapolating references in the Qurʾan. This proved particularly vexing in regard to one peculiar detail of passage: the mention of… Expand
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