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Hermeneutics from Islamic Perspective

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Saifullah Bhutto
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Hermeneutics is the science of interpretation. The source material of Hermeneutics is texts and other utterances, and the goal is to achieve understanding of their meanings. In religious studies the study of texts and utterances is not an end in itself, but a means to say something about religion and religious processes in a society. Because this field of science was initiated by Western scholars in the name of Biblical interpretation and unlike very few Muslim theologians who used it in the interpretation of their divine book the Quran, many opposed it and thought it a conspiracy against Islam to deviate Muslims from true teachings of divine book the Quran. This article first of all gives a brief account of definition, types and history of Hermeneutics, how and what kind of role Hermeneutics plays in the interpretation and exegesis of divine texts; shares views of Muslim scholars about this field of science secondly; and finally give concluding remarks.

Saifullah Bhutto

Hermeneutic, Interpretation, Exegesis, Divinity & Theology.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 5 | September-October - 2015
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2015-10-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
310-314 IJSRSET151567   Technoscience Academy

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Saifullah Bhutto, "Hermeneutics from Islamic Perspective", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.310-314, September-October-2015.
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