An Analysis on Shihab’s Methodology: How do Pronouns Applied?

  •  Muhd Kadir    
  •  Abur Usman    
  •  Mazlan Ibrahim    
  •  Mohd Ali    


Shihab is an Islamic scholar who have prolifically produced a comprehensive 30 chapters of Qur’anic exegesis entitled Tafsir Al-Mishbah. This book is perceived as the latest Qur’anic exegesis produced by Muslim scholar of the Archipelago. He stresses on the importance of understanding the Qur’an contextually, supported by a strong understanding of the language and not focusing only on the textual meaning. In relation to this, his work has used a lot of linguistics approaches as to obtain the actual verses exegeses. Therefore, this study seeks to analyse critically his linguistics exegesis, and the focus rests on the debate on pronouns. To obtain a expliciter perspective, this study has adopted the library research and document analysis method by making language and reliable popular Qur’anic exegesis books as primary sources of reference. The outcome of this study finds that Shihab had applied five rules in relation to pronouns, all of which have been approved by scholars and exegetes.

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