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Akademische Traditionen, Popularisierung und nationalstaatliche Interessen
Author: Johanna Pink
Previous scholarship on recent Muslim Qurʾanic exegesis has mostly focussed on modernising trends, usually remaining within the confines of a single language area. Transcending this hitherto dominating narrow focus, this book offers a comparative analysis of a body of contemporary Sunnite Qurʾanic commentaries from the Arab World, Indonesia and Turkey. It takes into account both the influence of specific local conditions and the common intellectual heritage they rely on. By paying special attention not only to new developments, but also to the embeddedness of contemporary Qurʾanic exegesis into a more than thousand-year-old intellectual tradition, it provides new insights into the religious, academic, political and social context of exegetical practice in the modern Islamic World.

Die Forschung zur neueren muslimischen Koranexegese hat sich bislang weitgehend auf modernisierende Trends konzentriert und sich dabei zumeist innerhalb der Grenzen eines Sprachraums bewegt. Das vorliegende Buch bricht diesen verengenden Fokus auf, indem es einen Korpus von zeitgenössischen sunnitischen Korankommentaren aus der arabischen Welt, Indonesien und der Türkei vergleichend untersucht und der Frage nach ihrer Prägung durch spezifische lokale Bedingungen ebenso nachgeht wie der Analyse des gemeinsamen geistigen Erbes, auf das sie sich stützen. Indem es neben neueren exegetischen Entwicklungen der Einbettung zeitgenössischer Koranexegese in eine mehr als tausend Jahre alte ideengeschichtliche Tradition besondere Aufmerksamkeit widmet, liefert es neue Erkenntnisse über den religiösen, akademischen, politischen und gesellschaftlichen Kontext exegetischer Tätigkeit in der modernen islamischen Welt.
Author: Johanna Pink

Ahmed El Shamsy’s Rediscovering the Islamic Classics is one of the most important books that have been published in Islamic studies in recent years. It skillfully and convincingly tells the story of how the printing press transformed access to “Islamic classics” in the nineteenth and first third of the twentieth centuries; and in doing so, it fundamentally reshapes our perspective on virtually any field of Islamic scholarship. The topic has been discussed a few times in recent years, but mainly in article-length studies related to individual disciplines such as fiqh and tafsīr or the

In: Die Welt des Islams
Author: Johanna Pink


The more than 100-year presence of Bahā'īs in Egypt has caused a number of legal problems for Muslim jurists and Egyptian courts. Both have dealt with the status of Bahā'īs in personal status, criminal and administrative law. In this essay, I describe the solutions put forward by muftis and courts for novel problems generated by the presence of a post-Qur ānic religious minority in Egypt, and I analyze the interaction between shari a and state jurisdiction. Special attention is given to methods of dealing with issues that have no precedent in classical Islamic law, like the status of Bahā īs of non-Muslim descent and the consequences of apostasy for matters of administrative law or employment in public service.

In: Islamic Law and Society
In: Islamic Studies Today: Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin
In: Sunnitischer Tafsīr in der modernen islamischen Welt
In: Sunnitischer Tafsīr in der modernen islamischen Welt