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THE IMPORTANCE OF TAFSIR (INTERPRETATION) OF THE QUR’AN / ITS RELEVANCE TO SERVITUDE AND RELIGIOUS DUTY


In order to benefit from the content of the Qur'an in terms of morality and practice, it first needs to be correctly and soundly understood. In fact, during the era of happiness, Muslims or others made efforts to understand and/or live the Qur’an. From that time on, people have been and will try to obtain religious information that is oriented to the Qur'an. This is also important in terms of meeting the needs of people learning it and fulfilling their respective responsibilities related to it. For meeting this need, the tafsir tradition of the Qur’an can be considered as a priority. Qur’an always holds its own position as an important discipline in terms of the fact that it aspires to put forward the meaning and the purpose of Kalam Allah (Word of God). The Qur’an can be described as the focus of Islamic sciences. Having good grasp of the Qur’an, in a sense its content, is significant in terms of gaining very fundamental and truthful culture or knowledge about the religion from its first source. As a matter of fact, the servant can learn his/her duties against Allah, especially worship and arbitrariness, primarily and accurately, first of all from the Qur'an which is sent by Him. Because there are revelation-based and fundamental information about the arbitrariness of the servitude and worship; duties, and responsibilities of the servant against Allah. The contribution and importance of tafsir in the clarification of these are great. Indeed, the fact that the accumulation about it continues its existence for hundreds of years in tafsir’s sources which are presented in written documents and that the related issues are still being examined, reflect the nature of this work to be continued always in terms of the mission it assumed. What is the role of the tafsir in the understanding of these issues accurately and adequately in the Qur'an? What place can it have related to the interpretation and explanation of the Qur'an among the other Islamic sciences? How can these issues be understood/learned from the Qur'an truthfully? At this point, what is the task of tafsir and the need for it? We think that the results of examining, questioning and revealing some determinations of such issues in the context of the relationship between servant/servitude and tafsir can only be beneficial. As a matter of fact, we consider that a relationship to be set up between tafsir and servitude, which includes construction and improvement of human life with its material and spiritual dimensions, can have beneficial results. In terms of the Qur'an, we aim to examine, produce and put forward solutions and suggestions in this study by analyzing and synthesizing above-mentioned issues in the context of the tafsir that we believe it can form a ground and an area for Islamic sciences.


Keywords


Tafsir, Qur’an awareness, Servitude / Worship sensitivity, Qur’an and Religious duty/responsibility

Yazar: Mustafa CORA -
Sayfa Sayısı: 87-100
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18020/kesit.1600
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