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date: 07 July 2020

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This chapter argues that modern tafsīr is intimately tied to the rise of a new mode of theological writing and development in the Islamic world. With the demise of medieval Kalām, and its vocabulary, scriptural exegesis is now the new way of doing theology in the Islamic world, in this way modern exegesis and theology are even more intertwined. The chapter also highlights the continuous importance of medieval exegesis to the modern exegete. It also highlights the diffusion of tafsīr through the print and internet. Modern tafsīr in the Islamic world is now carried out in most of the Islamic languages and not only in Arabic.

Keywords: Modern Islamic exegesis, modern tafsīr, modern Qur’anic commentary, Islam and modernity, reform, printed texts

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