Arabic Language as Source of Qur’anic Exegeses: Study of Ghulam Ahmad Pervaiz’s Arguments
Keywords:Quran, Arabic Language, Ghulam Ahmad Pervaiz, Exegesis, Validity, Disagreement
Principles of Quranic exegesis are illustration of Qur’an, gradually by Qur’an, Hadith, sayings of companions of holy prophet (SAW), Arabic literature, as well as rational reasoning. Study of Quranic commentaries reveals that, although, there is a consensus on these principles being used for Quranic exegeses but there are variations in understanding and application of these. In this context, the commentaries also differ from one scholar to other. One of these scholars is Ghulam Ahmad Pervaiz, author of Urdu exegesis of Qur’an, whose understanding and application of these principles completely differ from mainstream scholars. Pervaiz used the Arabic language and dictionary meanings as a basic source of Quranic exegeses, while other use it as secondary source. Similarly, Pervaiz rejected the principle of Quranic exegesis ‘illustration by Hadith’. This article discussed the validity and authenticity of Arabic language as a source of Quranic exegesis and Pervaiz’s application of it by disagreeing with mainstream scholars. Analysis made based on basic exegesis principles and historical traditional literature.