WESTERN SCHOLARS ON THE DESCRIPTIVE STYLE OF HOLY QUR’AN A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

Authors

  • Farhat Aziz Associate Professor, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.
  • Muhammad Yousuf Yaqub Research Associate, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

Keywords:

Western Scholars, Descriptive style, Qur’an, Analysis

Abstract

This research paper deals with the criticism of Western scholars on the descriptive style of the Holy Qur’an in the light of Islamic inheritance. Orientalist’s have refused to acknowledge the Prophet Muhammad () as the last Prophet of Allah Almighty. They are trying their horizontal best to reject the Islamic faith i.e. Qur’an. Muhammad as a prophet. They have assisted all their efforts to prove for this purpose that Qur’an is not the book of Allah and consequently the Prophet Muhammad () as a fictitious Prophet. The purpose of this article is to critically analyze the objections of orientalist’s on descriptive style of the Holy Qur’an.  A.T.Welch has made the word ‘Qul’ ‘say’ is the base of the descriptive style of the Qur’an in her article on Qur’an in the ‘Encyclopaedia of Islam from Leiden’.  According to her, there are two important parts of the occurrence of the word Qul i.e, A statement or question indicating the setting and the say statement which is sometimes followed by a comment or two. The setting statement occasionally involves Muhammad’s followers but usually is a report of something said or done by the unbelievers. These sorts of points of view by Orientalist’s have been analyzed in this research by consulting the non - Muslim authors’ books and the basic sources of Islamic Inheritance.

 

Published

2019-06-10

How to Cite

Aziz, F. ., & Yaqub, M. Y. . (2019). WESTERN SCHOLARS ON THE DESCRIPTIVE STYLE OF HOLY QUR’AN A CRITICAL ANALYSIS. The International Research Journal of Usooluddin , 3(1), 67-80. Retrieved from http://journalusooluddin.com/index.php/irjdu/article/view/75