GHULAM AHMED PARVEIZ AND THE PREFACE OF HIS TAFSEER "MAFHOOM-UL-QUR'AN” A CRITICAL & ANALYTICAL STUDY
غلام أحمد برويز ومقدمة تفسيره "مفهوم القرآن" دراسة تحليلية نقدية لمنهج المقدمة ومباحثها
Keywords:Muqa’dimah, Tafseer, Al-Qur’an, Sabab al-nazool, Muqadi’mat al-tafaseer
In the Indian subcontinent we have found different approaches towards interpreting the Holy Qur’an. The well-known approaches to Urdu exegesis are three, the traditional approach, the literal approach, and the approach between tradition and rational. Those who selected the rational approach in their interpretations are strict with the Holy Qur'an. They interpreted the verses of the Qur'an with other verses and do not explain the verses of the Qur'an with the hadiths of the Prophet (P.B.U.H). Moreover, they also do not rely on the hadiths of the Messenger, to explain a verse, became known among us as the "Literalists," (Qura'nistis) group. They have well-known exegesis of the Holy Qur’an and presented their interpretations like the general commentators with introductions. One of the most important is that they have discussed in the “introduction” of their interpretation about the principles, methodologies of their interpretation as well. Whosoever, would like to deeply understand about their Tasfeer and approaches, can easily know from their “introduction”. The study of their “introduction” can lead to understanding of their principles used in an interpretation of the Holy Qur’an, methodologies, exegetical origins, and other ideas and opinions. “Tafseer Mafhoom Ul Quran” written by Chudhri Ghulam Ahmad Parviz, is amongst the third group. In his Tafseer, he has written its “introduction”, from where we can easily access to his thoughts, ideas. Therefore, we have studied on his “Introduction” in this article using the analytical and critical approach for understating of his views and thoughts of the Holy Qur’an.