URDU-AN ANALYSIS OF THE METHODOLOGY OF PIR KARAM SHAH IN QUR’ĀNIC EXEGESIS

تفسیر میں پیر کرم شاہ کااسلوب و منہج: تفسیر ضیاء القرآن کی روشنی میں

Keywords: Pir Muhammad Karam Shah, Tafsir, Zia ul Qur’ān, Hadith, Qur’ānic exegesis, Urdu

Abstract

Qur’ānic exegesis is one of the most important Islamic sciences. Numerous Islamic Scholars made great contributions to the Qur’ānic exegesis. One of them was Pir Muhammad Karam Shah Al Azhari. His Tafsir Zia ul Qur’ān is one of the most famous and significant tafsir in the Urdu language. Pir Karam Shah is considered a great scholar of Qur’ān, Hadith, Jurisprudence, Seerah and other Islamic literature. The most monumental work of Pir Karam Shah is in Qur’ānic exegesis known Tafsir Zia ul Qur’ān, it is comprehensive, extensive, and authoritative Qur’ānic exegesis in every aspect in Urdu language. In Zia ul Qur’ān, he explained the verses of the Holy Qur’ān by their causes of revelation with references of old and new explanation of Qur’ān. He interpreted the Qur’ān with the help of Qur’ān, Hadith, and sayings of the Prophet's companions and their successors (Tabi’een). He used a critical clarification of words from lexical to technical, literal, and exegetical meanings of Qur’anic words. He also analyzed the opinions and interpretations of learned and renowned scholars. He interpreted every aspect of Qur’ānic studies which covered current affairs and issues of the Society with simple examples and solutions. His Tafsir is helpful to the students as well as common people to understand the teachings of Islam through the Holy Qur’ān for adaptation in their entire life. This particular topic has been selected for the present article on the basis of this very deep literary, scholarly, and educational need.

Published
2023-06-22