Understanding Of The Quran In Farahi (R.A) School Of Thought
Assalam o Alaikum,
So basically, Hameeduddin Farahi’s (R.A) contribution to the method of understanding The Quran revolutionized the way we interpret and understand it. However, it stems to be completely different from how the traditionalists view and approach the Quran. Only one of these can be correct as the two hold The Quran in completely different lights. The purpose of The Quran they explain is different, The explanation of ayahs is different, the shariah they derive from it is different. Only one of them can be held correct.
Now, the traditionalist viewpoint has 1300 years of history behind it and exegeses from Tafseer Ibn Jarir (Tafseer At-Tabari, the alleged first tafseer of the Quran) to current tafaseers like Tafhim ul Quran explain Quran in the same narrative. These tafseers are backed by the fact that the meaning of Ayahs were explained to Tabi’un by Famous As’haabs like Abdullah ibn Masud, Abdullah ibn Abbas, Ubayy ibn Ka’b, Muadh ibn Jabal (R.A) etc. (Bukhari 4999), Mujahid Tabi is said to have learnt the whole Quran by Ibn Abbas (R.A). This means that the Quran was explained and passed down in generations just like how the Prophet wanted it to be taught. Prophet taught the companions (R.A) and the companions (R.A) passed the knowledge to Tabi’un until it was saved in forms of tafaseer.
Hameeduddin Farahi (R.A) seems to have discovered a new way of looking at the Quran, if this viewpoint is the correct than it was to be Upon The Prophet (PBUH) to tell us how the Quran was meant to be understood and how The Quran is only a Chronicle (سرگزشت) of the Prophet. The discovery of Imam Farahi (R.A) shouldnt have been a discovery but rather something that the Prophet should’ve taught his companions. The Farahi (R.A) school of thought is not backed by our Aslaf at all and from this aspect adopting the Point of View troubles me alot.
I hope you can clear my thoughts on the issue at hand with references where needed.
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