Abdullah Karim


Binyamin Abrahamov defines rationality as “treating any
issues by using reason, but without giving reason priority.” Thus, in
terms of Qur‟anic interpretation, rationality means using reason or
ijtihâd in interpreting the Qur‟an without prioritizing the reason it self.
For Ibn „Athiyyah, in addition to the existing authoritative reports of the
prophetic tradition, reason is necessary in interpreting the Qur‟an. This
is because, the text of the Qur‟an contains words whose meanings are
specific, ambiguous or even contradictory. However, this rationality of
interpretation is only applied to the meaning of words or structure of the
Qur‟anic sentences, but it does not include the use of analogy (qiyâs)
employed in the methodology of Islamic law.


rasionalitas; ijtihad; musytarak (ambigu); makna spesifik; berpikir analogis

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Abīdū, Ħasan Yūnus, Dirāsāt wa Mabāħits fī Tārīkh al-Tafsīr wa Manāhij al-Mufassirīn,

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Abrahamov, Binyamin, Islamic Theology: Traditionalismand Rationalism, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1998.

Abū Zuhuw, Muħammad Muħammad, al-Ħadīts wa al-Muīadditsūn, T. t., Dār al-Fikr al-'Arabiy, t. th.

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