Geographical Coherence in the Holy Qur’ān

  • Nadia Mumtaz Govt. College University, Faisalabad
Keywords : Taṣwīr-i Fannī, Sayyid Quṭab, Tafhīm al-Qur’ān, Sīrah-i Rasūl, Qur’ān

Abstract

Abstract


The present article defines coherence in the Holy Qur’ān, expounding differences among the exegetes about existence of  coherence in the Holy Qur’ān. Advantages of coherence in the Holy Qur’ān are highlighted. Details about three phases of coherence are furnished, focusing on their representative books.  Dimensions of coherence in  the Holy Qur’ān are discussed  in the treatises of the earlier authors generally & in the works of the modern exegetes especially in “Al-Taṣwīr-i Fannī fil Qur’ān” by Sayyid Quṭab as proof of an artistic coherence in the Holy Qur’ān, in “Tafhīm al-Qur’ān” by Maulānā Maudūdī as proof of thematic coherence in the Holy Qur’ān & in “Sīrah-i Rasūl”by Ṭāhir al-Qādrī as proof of aesthetic coherence in the Holy Qur’ān . Then the geographical coherence in the Holy Qur’ān is discussed. Various kinds of geographical coherence- explicit, implicit & the most Implicit-are differentiated from  coherence in verses & in chapters. The methodology adopted is perfectly in line with the other exegetes of the recent time. Then, geographical coherence in a few chapters of the Holy Qur’ān is discussed in detail. In the footnotes, maps which have already been prepared by the modern Sīrah writers, are cited to strengthen the idea of geographical coherence in the Holy Qur’ān.

Published
2021-03-19
How to Cite
MUMTAZ, Nadia. Geographical Coherence in the Holy Qur’ān. Journal of Religious Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 02, p. 1-36, mar. 2021. ISSN 2663-0206. Available at: <https://jrs.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal3/article/view/279>. Date accessed: 19 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/journal.v4i02.279.